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 ORIENT / OCCIDENT | Music Composers’ Competition 2020 – 7th Edition
Summary:Orchestra / Voice + Orchestra
Deadline: 10 June 2020
Date Posted: 27 November 2019
Details: ORIENT / OCCIDENT | Music Composers’ Competition 2020 – 7th Edition
City: Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by : Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: 15 > 18 July 2020

The project ”ORIENT/OCCIDENT” was born with the idea of meeting and sharing among composers of various nationalities and age, on the common theme of meeting between the world of the Eastern contemporary music and the Western culture. The Competition will be made possible through one of the most renowned orchestras in Eastern Europe. The high level technique and interpretative of the KLK Symphony Orchestra, will be honored by the finalists of this international event.

The project is open to all composers of any age and nationality, who want to share their musical and personal journey on the art of our time, on the contemporary music and on the figure of the Composer in this Third Millennium. The organization will select composers who will have the opportunity to participate in the “ORIENT/OCCIDENT COMPOSERS’ MUSIC COMPETITION 2020” from 15 to 18 July 2020 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Society.


Each composer must submit – deadline: 10 June 2020 – a score with organic selected in the following list :

a) Symphonic orchestra;
b) Soprano or mezzosoprano, and symphonic orchestra.
The number of the orchestra’s instruments can be up to the following list, max 50 players: 1 ottavino, 2 flutes, 2 oboe ( english horn), 2 clarinets (bass clarinet) 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombone, 1 tuba, 2 percussionists, 10 violins I, 8 violins II, 6 violas, 4 cellos, 3 contrabass. All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, at The selected works will be played on 18 July by KLK Symphony Orchestra. The concert will be recorded by a sound engineer in audio / video professional recording.

Deadline: 10 June 2020.
The work must not exceed 10 minutes.

Each email sent to submit a score shall include:
– The score and orchestral parts must be in A4 format, (please indicate minutes of the score) as PDF file (Sibelius or Finale program);
– A second PDF-file containing the identity of the composer (name and address, nationality, telephone number, email, website, short CV)
and a statement by the composer stating that the submitted work has never before been published, performed in public and/or broadcast before,
nor prized in any composer’s competition. Other file format than PDF are not acceptable and will result in the submission being rejected!
There is no registration form.
The Composition Staff will select 12 scores, from all the applications submitted, no later than 12 June 2020. The physical presence of the composer in Lviv is not obligatory.


The tuition fee for all participants selected is €1100 (euro 1100):

€400 + 5% tax to be paid no later than 15 June 2020 by Paypal on email;

€700 payable on 15 July upon arrival at Lviv or by Paypal for composers who will not be in Lviv.

The tuition fee includes:

participation at rehearsals and check sound ofthe selected composers during the period 15 > 18 July 2020;
Final concerts in Philharmonia with the works selected and performed by KLK Symphony Orchestra ;
professional audio/video recording of the final concerts;
certificate of participation.
The tuition fee does not include:

Administrative secretary for the International Music Composers’ Competition ORIENT/OCCIDENT 2020 is Ms. Anastasiya Kodola.
For any question about the tuition fee and payment method write to
Please send a PDF file with your payment check to


Paolo Ugoletti (ITA) – President

Bohdana Frolyak (UKR) – Composer

Domenico Clapasson (ITA) – Composer

Yuri Laniuk – (UKR) – Composer

Ferdinando Nazzaro (ITA) – Composer, Conductor, Artistic Director KLKnewmusic

Three prizes will be awarded.
1 Prize – 1300 USD, and the score published by Aldebaran Editions
2 Prize – score edited by Aldebaran Editions
3 Prize – score edited by Aldebaran Editions

The Composition Staff reserves the right not to award the prize and to award Special Mentions of merit.

 5th International Composition Prize SEM 2020
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 30 April 2020
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: Details: Associazione Ensemble Serenissima of Sacile (PN) - Italy, in collaboration
with Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house, announces the fifth edition of the
international competition for orchestral composition "5th INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION PRIZE –
SEM 2020”.

The competition is open to musicians of all nationalities with no age limit.

The submitted compositions, for orchestra without soloists, must never have been (either entirely or partially): published, awarded in other competitions, performed in public concerts, distributed via the web, broadcasted by radio and/or television, nor recorded for commercial use.

The submitted compositions must be scored for an orchestra. The instrumentation must consist of not more than the following instruments (which can also be totally or partially used):
2 flutes (one of them can also be a piccolo);
2 oboes (one of them can also be a English horn);
2 clarinets (one of them can also be a bass clarinet);
2 bassoons (one of them can also be a contrabassoon);
2 horns;
2 trumpets;
PA System is not permitted. The duration of the composition must range from 4 (four) to 7 (seven) minutes.

Prize Details
The contest winner will receive:
- Euro two thousand five hundred (€ 2.500), gross of taxes (the Prize may be divided
between more than one participants);
- the performance of the score during the final orchestra concert which will close the 23rd
edition of the FVG International Music Meeting;
- published* by Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house.

*Those who are bound by an exclusive contract with a publishing house must attach a
special waiver.

The work can also be recorded audio/video and can be included in the Festival’s live CD
and DVD.

The compositions that will not win but that will be considered worthy by the Jury Panel
would be performed during the final orchestra concert which will close the 23rd edition of
the FVG International Music Meeting. They would also be recorded (audio and video) and
included in the Meeting’s live CD and DVD.

Adjudication: The panel, chaired by Maestro Daniele Zanettovich, will be made up of
distinguished, international names from the world of music and contemporary
composition. The composition of the jury will be announced after the deadline for

Instructions for Submission
The scores and all documents must be sent exclusively by email and must be received no
later than by midnight of Aprile 30th, 2020(computer's time and date will be proof of
dispatch) to the email address: specifying with regard to “IV International
Composition Prize SEM 2019”.

It can be sent via:
Web Site:www.internationalcompositionpr...