ORIENT / OCCIDENT | Music Composers’ Competition 2020 – 7th Edition

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ORIENT / OCCIDENT | Music Composers’ Competition 2020 – 7th Edition

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ORIENT / OCCIDENT | Music Composers’ Competition 2020 – 7th Edition
City: Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by : Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: 30 August > 2 September  2020
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 KLK Symphony Orchestra, will be honored by the
finalists of this international event.
The project is open to all composers of any age and nationality, who want to share theirmusical and personal journey on the art of our time, on the contemporary music and on thefigure 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 2020” from 30 August to 2 September 2020 in the city of Lviv, inside themusic center of Lviv Philharmonic Society.


Each composer must submit – deadline: 27 July 2020 – a score with organic selected in the following list :

a) Symphonic orchestra;
b) Soprano or mezzosoprano, and symphonic orchestra.

The number of the orchestra’s instruments can be up to the following list, max 50 players:

1 ottavino, 2 flutes, 2 oboe ( english horn), 2 clarinets (bass clarinet) 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombone, 1 tuba, 2 percussionists, 10 violins I, 8 violins II, 6 violas, 4 cellos, 3 contrabass.

All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format,
at klknewmusic@gmail.com. The selected works will be played on 21 August by KLK
Symphony Orchestra. The concert will be recorded by a sound engineer in audio / video
professional recording.

Deadline: 27 July 2020. The work must not exceed 10 minutes. 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 12 scores, from all the applications submitted, no later than 29 July 2020. The physical presence of the composer in Lviv is not obligatory.


The tuition fee for all participants selected is €1100 (euro 1100):
€1100 + 5% tax to be paid no later than 5 August 2020 by Paypal on email
The tuition fee includes:
– participation at rehearsals and check sound ofthe selected composers during
the period from 30 August to 2 September;

– Final concerts in Philharmonia with the works selected and performed by KLK
Symphony Orchestra ;
– professional audio/video recording of the final concerts;
– certificate of participation.

The tuition fee does not include:

Administrative secretary for the International Music Composers’ Competition
ORIENT/OCCIDENT 2020 is Ms. Anastasiya Kodola. For any question about the tuition fee and payment method write
to anastasiakodola@mail.ru. Please send a PDF file with your payment check to klknewmusic@gmail.com.


Bohdana Frolyak (UKR) – President
Domenico Clapasson (ITA) – Composer
Yuri Laniuk – (UKR) – Composer
Ferdinando Nazzaro (ITA) – Composer, Conductor, Artistic Director KLKnewmusic

Three prizes will be awarded.

1 Prize – 1300 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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