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ORIENT / OCCIDENT | International Composers’ Competition 2017 – 5th Edition

 ORIENT / OCCIDENT | International Composers’ Competition 2017 – 5th Edition
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 01 October 2017
Date Posted: 09 August 2017
Details: City: Tchaikovsky str. 7 – Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by: Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: from 19 to 23 November 2017

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 Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, will be honored by the finalists of this international event.

The Competition is realized by the collaboration between KLKnewmusic and the Lemberg Sinfonietta.
The project is open to all composers of any age and nationality, who want to share their musical and personal journey, attend seminars and opportunities for discussion, 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 2017” from 19 to 23 November 2017 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Society.


Each composer must submit a score choosen in the following list:
a) Orchestra;
b) Soprano or mezzosoprano, and orchestra.
Deadline: 01 October 2017.
The work must not exceed 12 minutes.

The number of the orchestra’s instruments can be up to the following list, min 15/max 35 players: 1 flute (ottavino), 1 oboe (english horn), 1 clarinet (bass clarinet) 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, 2 percussionists, 1 harp, 8 violins I, 6 violins II, 4 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 22 and 23 November 2017 by Lemberg Sinfonietta.
All concerts will be recorded by a sound engineer and will be released a Cd containing the full concerts with the works selected.

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 the best composers, from all the application submitted, no later than 03 October 2017.


The tuition fee for all participants selected is €690 (euro 690):
€200+5% tax to be paid no later than 10 October 2017 by Paypal on email;
€490 payable on 19 November upon arrival at Lviv or by Paypal no later than 06 November for composers who will not be in Lviv.

The tuition fee includes:
– participation at rehearsals and check sound of the selected composers from 19 to 23 November 2017;
– Final concerts in Philharmonia with the works selected and performed by Lemberg Sinfonietta;
– professional audio/video recording of the final concerts;
– certificate of participation.

The tuition fee does not include:
– Food
– Accommodation
– Flight.

Administrative secretary for the International Music Composers’ Competition ORIENT OCCIDENT 2017 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