Call to candidacity Composer – 2020 Competition

2 December 2019
Orléans, France
Call to candidacity Composer – 2020 Competition


Offered by the Fondation André Chevillion -Yvonne Bonnaud, under the aegis of the Fondation de France
Closing date for the submissions : before December, 2nd 2019.

Since 1998 the International piano competition of Orléans offers a Composition Prize for a new piece for piano lasting 6 to 8 minutes.

This Prize is awarded to the composer of the piece that each candidate (pianist) has to play during the first round of the Competition.

For the 14th edition of the Competition, the composer can be either the candidate (pianist) himself if he is a composer (this is not an improvised piece), either a young composer chosen by the candidate, or a composer part of a list selected by the artistic direction of the Competition.

If you are a composer and want to include your application file among those which will be proposed to candidates who have not chosen a composer themselves, you can send to the International piano competition of Orléans before December 2nd, 2019 a file with:

– your biography and CV

– three scores of which at least one with piano (and recordings if possible)

– a statement of intent on the work that you want to compose for the Competition

On December 16th 2019, the preselection jury will announce the names of the pianists admitted to the 14th International piano competition of Orléans. On the same date, the artistic direction who will have made a selection from the files of the composers will submit this list to the pianist candidates who will thus be able to choose a composer. We will put you in contact.

You will be officially nominated for the Composition Prize of the 14th International piano competition of Orléans.

The creation of the piece will take place during the first round, between April 16th and 18th, 2020. After deliberation of the jury, the results will be kept in a sealed envelope and handed to the artistic direction. As for the other awards, the Composition Prize will be announced and given to the laureate at the official awards ceremony which will take place just after the Competition Final on April 26th, 2020.

Warning: we do not ask you to have already written the piece for the Competition at the time of sending the file. You can start writing the work only after being selected by the pianist.



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