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Australian International Chopin Piano Competition Composition Competition

 Australian International Chopin Piano Competition Composition Competition
Summary:Piano Composition Competition
Deadline: 12 May 2017
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: The Australian International Chopin Piano Competition Composition Competition seeks to promote the continuing legacy of the music of Fryderyk Chopin, and to promote young Australian composers by providing an opportunity to compose an original work for piano, based on a work of Chopin's.

In each edition of the competition, a specific work of Chopin's is chosen to form the inspiration of the new work, and the winning composition is included in the Piano Competitition as mandatory repertoire.

Please see the Requirements tab for information about the 2017 Competition.

Source Material:
Fugue in A Minor Op. Posth. (Paderewski Edition Vol XVIII)

Between 10 and 15 minutes long.

Guidance for Competitors:
• Applicants can use whatever they wish from the Fugue as raw material for a new composition for solo piano.
• The new work is not intended as a copy of the Chopin style, rather, on the contrary, we want something new and musically demanding.

Emeritus Professor Larry Sitsky AM

Competitor Requirements:
• Open to all composers who turn 36 no earlier than 1 January 2018, and who are Australian citizens living in Australia or overseas, Australian residents living in Australia , or non-residents domiciled in Australia for at least 5 years.

The prizes for the winning composition are as follows:
• $2,000 (AUD)
• The winning composition becomes mandatory repertoire for the 3rd edition of the Auwstralian International Chopin Piano Competition 2017.
• A residency at one or more institutions in Poland to include at a minimum the Penderecki Centre in Lusławice. The specific details of the residency/ies will be arranged in consultation with the winner.
• A commission from the Friends of Chopin Australia for one of the laureates of the 3rd edition, to be agreed in consultation with the composer, the laureate and the Friends of Chopin Australia.

• No more than one composition per applicant can be submitted.
• Participation in the Competition is conditional on a candidate submitting the required contact information and documentation confirming the validity of the application.
• The final date for receipt of applications is 11:59PM (Australian Eastern Time) on 12 May 2017. Applications received after this time will not be considered.
• Applicants will be notified of the receipt of their applications. If an applicant is unsure if their application has been received, the applicant is responsible for confirming this with the Competition office by emailing
• The jury reserves the right to request additional information from applicants.
• Submission of a valid application constitutes acceptance by the applicant of all competition rules and regulations.
• Composition must be submitted in performance ready, printable, digital format.
Selection and Prize
• The decisions of the jury are final and are not subject to appeal. No correspondence will be entered into.
• All applicants will be advised of the outcome of the competition by email no later than COB 26 May 2017.
• If awarded the prize, the winning composer’s piece will be placed into the 3rd Australian International Chopin Piano Competition as mandatory repertoire.