Due to global health conditions, the deadline of the competition is postponed to 15th January 2021. Please note the changes below.
Impronta Ensemble 2nd Composition Competition
The Ensemble Impronta is pleased to announce its 2nd Composition Competition.
Composers of any age and nationality, are encouraged to submit works for any combination of the following instrumentation, ranging from solo to the whole orchestra:
String orchestra (220.127.116.11.2.)
[6 Violin I / 6 Violin II / 4 Viola / 4 Cello / 2 Double-bass]
There is no style restriction; we consider the quality of imagination and musical invention.
Any composer is eligible, regardless of age and nationality. Each work must not be longer than 10 minutes. There is no minimum duration. The submitted pieces can be already performed but not previously published.
Deadline: 15th January 2021 (23:59 Berlin time)
I: 1.000 EUR + publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance
II: 500 EUR + publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance
III: publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance
The winning works will be performed during the 2021/22 concert season of Impronta. The Publication on Impronta-Edition is voluntary for the composer.
There is an entry fee of 55 EUR for the first work. Additional entries may be submitted for 25 EUR each. Each composer can submit up to 5 works.
Account Holder: Impronta – Ensemble für neue Musik e.V.
Bank Name: BW-Bank
Reason for payment: COMPOSITION COMPETITION IMPRONTA
PayPal payments are possible directly through this link:
Applicants should sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the following documents attached:
1) Score(s) in PDF format. Submitted pieces must be anonymous, only the title of the piece should appear on the score. Handwritten scores will be also accepted, but they should be perfectly readable.
2) Short biography of the composer
3) Commentary of the submitted works (NOT compulsory)
4) MP3 of performance recording, if any (NOT compulsory)
5) Receipt or screenshot of entry fee payment
6) Registration form filled in and signed (download it here)
All submissions must be sent and fees paid within 23:59, Berlin time, of 15th January 2021. Entries and payments received after this date will not be considered. The winning works will be announced latest by 15th February 2021. The decision of the jury is final and the entry fee is non refundable. The results will be announced on our website and across our social media platforms as well as in private e-mails.
The winning composer must provide the parts latest by 15th March 2021.
For further info please write to: email@example.com
The selected composer retains the ownership of the copyright for the selected work but he/she has to grant Impronta Ensemble irrevocable right to use and perform the work at the concert without any further compensation.
Deadline: 15th January 2021, 23:59 (Berlin time)
Entry fee: 55 EUR for the first work. Additional entries may be submitted for 25 EUR each. Each composer can submit up to 5 works.
Sidney Corbett, composer, Professor of Composition at the University of Performing Arts Mannheim, chairman of the jury (USA)
Alessio Elia, composer (ITALY)
Andreas Luca Beraldo, principal conductor and founder of Impronta Ensemble and of Impronta Edition (GERMANY)
Jeanne Vogt, principal violin and co-founder of Impronta Ensemble and of Impronta Edition (FRANCE)