RESONANCES | International Composers’ Competition 2017 – 1st Edition

City: Pushkinska 32 str. – KIEV (Ukraine)
Sponsored by: Union Composers of Ukraine
Date: from 17 to 20 October 2017

The RESONANCES Composers’ Competition  was born from the idea to create a project that will work on the meeting of the contemporary music of our time.

All composers who wish to participate into the International Composers’ Competition must write an original work.

The RESONANCES Composers’ Competition 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 from 17 to 20 October 2017 in the city of Kiev (Ukraine), inside the Union Composers.

The composers’ selected works will be performed in a final concert on 20 October inside the Concert Hall of Union Composers of Ukraine.
The concert will be recorded by a sound engineer and a movie director will make a video.







Jerzy Kornowicz







Igor Shcherbakov


Each composer must submit a music score choosen in the following instruments from 3 to 12 players:
soprano, piano, flute (ottavino, flute in G), clarinet ( bass clarinet), trumpet, horn, trombone, 2 percussionists (timpani, bass drum, cymbals, vibraphone, xylophone, tubular bells, woodblocks), violin, viola, cello.
Deadline: 19 September 2017.
The work must not exceed 10 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 September 2017.


The tuition fee for all participants selected is:
€490 (euro 490 + 5% Paypal tax) to be paid no later than 25 September 2017 by Paypal on email

The tuition fee includes:
– Check sound of the works of select composers from 17 to 20 October;
– Conference of the composer visitor Jerzy Kornowicz;
– Final concert in Philharmonia with the works selected with the Kiev Contemporary Ensemble;
– Professional AUDIO / VIDEO recording of the selected works during the final concert.

The tuition fee does not include:

Administrative secretary for the International Composers’ Competition RESONANCES 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


Igor Shcherbakov (UKR) – President of Union Composers Ukraine
Jerzy Kornowicz (POL) – Composer
Domenico Clapasson (ITA) – Composer, Artistic Director Aldebaran Editions
Ferdinando Nazzaro (ITA) – Composer, Artistic Director KLKnewmusic

Three prizes will be awarded.
1 Prize – 600 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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