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The international Crossover Composition Award

 The international Crossover Composition Award
Summary:Prize for strings
Deadline: 07 July 2012
Date Posted: 12 February 2012
Details: The aim
a super-song, a mega-composition, something that astonishes people, that makes them sob, laugh or rejoice. No “sophisticated” art but no cheap entertainment either. Take the best of pop, jazz, tango, opera, operetta, klezmer, soul, blues, minimalist music, virtuosic violin-music (Paganini, Wienawsky, Sarasate) and so on, or compose your own style. Everything is fine as long as the audience is crazy about it.

Concerning the playing technique, the composition is expected to be sophisticated, challenging and unconventional. It is expected to combine new effects with innovative sounds and hot rhythms. The composition must be written for this competition only and exclusively for our duo. We are also certainly interested in already existing duos but we cannot account for them with regard to this particular competition.

Instrumentation: 2 violins
Duration: approximately 5 minutes of music
Please send in legible manuscripts!