2024 Composition Prize

Discover the Call for applications for composers

André Chevillion – Yvonne Bonnaud Composition Prize – €5,000
Offered by the Foundation André Chevillion – Yvonne Bonnaud under the aegis of the Fondation de France. 

  • Composers (including pianist candidates to the Competition) wishing to apply for this Prize must send a complete file by e-mail (info@oci-piano.fr) including:
    – three scores of their composition, at least one of which must be for piano (and recordings if possible)
    – a biography and CV in English (+ in French if mother tongue)
    – a short note of intent on the work they would like to compose for the Competition
  • Application fee: 40€ — payable online, only from April 12, 2024, (on https://www.helloasso.com/associations/orleans-concours-international)
    Important: pianist candidates registered for the 16th Competition are not concerned by this registration fee.
  • The registration for composers will be open on February 12, 2024. The deadline to apply is May 14, 2024 included.
    Only complete applications will be processed.
  • The announcement of the names of the composers selected by the Artistic Direction will be made from the beginning of June 2024.
  • The files of the selected composers will be made available to the candidate pianists admitted to the Second round of the Competition, from the beginning of June 2024.
    Candidate pianists will contact the composers of their choice directly and will be required to inform the Competition of the name of the composer chosen at a later date.
  • Only one piece per composer is allowed: each composer may compose for only one candidate pianist
  • This call for applications is open to composers, regardless of gender, nationality or age.
  • The number of applications for the André Chevillion – Yvonne Bonnaud Composition Prize is limited to three.
  • If the pianist presenting the composer’s piece should withdraw, the piece cannot be evaluated by the Jury.

Full details on our Competition rules.

Like all other awards, the Composition Prize will be announced and givento the laureate at the official ceremony following the Final of the Competition, on November 2nd, 2024.

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