ALFRED SCHNITTKE | International Composers’ Competition 2021 – 5th Edition

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ALFRED SCHNITTKE | International Composers’ Competition 2021 – 5th Edition

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ALFRED SCHNITTKE | International Composers’ Competition 2021 – 5th Edition
City: Tchaikovsky str. 7 – Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by: Lviv Philhamonic Society
Date: from 25 March > 01 April 2021

The International Composers’ Competition ALFRED SCHNITTKE was born from the idea to create a project that will work on the meeting of the contemporary music of our time, dedicated to the memory of the great russian composer of 20th century Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998).
All composers who wish to participate into the International Composers’ Competition must write an original work.

The 4th International Composers’ Competition ALFRED SCHNITTKE is open to all composers of any age and nationality. The organization will select composers who will have the opportunity to participate into the International Composers’ Competition ALFRED SCHNITTKE from 25 March to 01 April 2021 in the city of Lviv (Ukraine), inside the Lviv Philhamonia.

The composers’ selected works will be performed in two final concerts on 29 March and 01 April inside the Concert Hall of Lviv Philharmonic Society.
The concert will be recorded by a sound engineer and a movie director will make a video.


Each composer must submit a music score choosen in the following section :

  • String Orchestra ( 8 violin I, 8 vl II, 6 viola, 4 cello, 3 contrabbass );
  • Piano and string orchestra;
  • Violin or Cello and string orchestra.

Deadline: 19 January 2021.
The work must not exceed 12 minutes.

All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, at


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 21 January 2021.


The tuition fee for all participants selected is:

€890 (euro 890 + 5% Paypal tax), to be paid no later than 27 January 2021 by Paypal on email

The tuition fee includes:

– Check sound of the works of select composers from 25 March to 01 April 2021;
– 2 Final concerts in Philharmonia with the works selected with the KLK Chamber Orchestra;
– Professional AUDIO / VIDEO recording of the selected works during the final concert.


The tuition fee does not include:

Administrative secretary for the International Music Composers’ Competition ALFRED SCHNITTKE 2021 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


KLKnewmusic announces the list of the composers admitted to the final of  “Alfred Schnittke” Competition Composers 2021 in alphabetical order, as follows:


Antonino Abate
John Baxter
Jeremy Beck
Leopold Brauneiss
Timothy Ehan Doyle
Federico Ermirio
Molly Frances Arnuk
Robert Ge
Hanna Lipton
Carlos Nunez Medina
Miharu Ogura
Christopher Rozè
Andrea Tarantino
Brian Thomas Field
Stephen Yip
Masao Yokoyama



Yuri Lanyuk (UKR) – President

Bogdhana Frolyak (UKR) – Composer

Domenico Clapasson (ITA) – Composer

Ferdinando Nazzaro (ITA) – Composer, Artistic Director KLKnewmusic

Three prizes will be awarded.
1 Prize – 1100 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.


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