SIGURD RASCHER | International Composers’ Competition 2017 – 1st Edition

City: Tchaikovsky str. 7 – Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by: Lviv Philhamonic Society
Date: from 28 to 31 August 2017

The International Composers’ Competition SIGURD RASCHER 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 american saxophonist of 20th century Sigurd Rascher (1907-2001).
All composers who wish to participate into the International Composers’ Competition must write an original work by choosing from 7 to 23 players.

The 1st International Composers’ Competition SIGURD RASCHER 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 SIGURD RASCHER from 28 to 31 August 2017 in the city of Lviv (Ukraine), inside the Lviv Philhamonia.

The composers’ selected works will be performed in a final concert on 31 August 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 2 following sections with sax soloist from 7 to 23 players:
1) 1 sax soloist (tenor, or alto, or soprano), 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 contrabbass, 1 or 2 percussionists;
2) 1 sax soloist (tenor, or alto, or soprano), string orchestra ( max 6 violins I, 4 violins II, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 2 basses), 1 or 2 percussionists.
Deadline: 25 July 2017.
The work must not exceed 12 minutes.

Alberti foto








Gianni Alberti – Sax

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, from 7 to 23 players, 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 28 July 2017.
Each composer selected for the International Music Composers’ Competition 2017 will be notified by email and must send the instrumental parts no later than 03 August 2017.


The tuition fee for all participants selected is:
– €450 (euro 450) for the category 1;
– €590 (euro 590) for the category 2, to be paid no later than 03 August 2017 by Paypal on email

The tuition fee includes:
– Check sound of the works of selected composers from 28 to 31 August;
– Final concert in Philharmonia with the works selected with the Lemberg Contemporary Ensemble Lviv and Lemberg Sinfonietta;
– 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 SIGURD RASHER 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


Paolo Ugoletti (ITA) – President
Bogdana Frolyak (UKR) – Composer
Domenico Clapasson (ITA) – Composer
Ferdinando Nazzaro (ITA) – Composer , Artistic Director KLKnewmusic

Three prizes will be awarded.
1 Prize600 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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