ALFRED SCHNITTKE | International Composers’ Competition 2023 – 6th Edition

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ALFRED SCHNITTKE | International Composers’ Competition 2023 – 6th Edition

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ALFRED SCHNITTKE | International Composers’ Competition 2023 – 6th Edition
City: Skoryk str. 7 – Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by: Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: from 11 > 15 December 2023

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 6th 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 in the International Composers’ Competition ALFRED SCHNITTKE from 11 to 15 December 2023 in the city of Lviv (Ukraine), inside the Lviv Philharmonia.

The composers’ selected works will be performed in a final concert on 15 December inside the Concert Hall of the 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 for an ensemble of 6 to 11 players:

1 flute (alto flute), 1 oboe (English horn) 1 clarinet (bass clarinet), 1 horn, 2 percussionists, piano, 2 violins,1 viola,1 cello.

Deadline: 21 November 2023.
The work must not exceed 10 minutes.

All scores will be sent by email (only one work for the 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 formats 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 applications submitted, no later than 23 November 2023.


The tuition fee for all participants selected is:

€790 (euro 790 + 5% Paypal tax), to be paid no later than 30 November 2023 by Paypal on email

The tuition fee includes:

  • participation at rehearsals (in streaming) and check the sound of the selected composers during the period 11 > 15 December 2023;
  • The final concert in Philharmonia with the works selected and performed by KLK Contemporary Ensemble;
  • professional audio/video recording of the final concert;
  • certificate of participation.

The tuition fee does not include:

The administrative secretary for the International Music Composers’ Competition ALFRED SCHNITTKE 2023 is Ms. Anastasiya Kodola.
For any questions about the tuition fee and payment method write to
Please send a PDF file with your payment check


Yuri Lanyuk (UKR) – President

Carlo Pedini (ITA) – Composer

Domenico Clapasson (ITA) – Composer

Ferdinando Nazzaro (ITA) – Composer, Artistic Director KLKnewmusic

Three prizes will be awarded.
1 Prize – 1000 USD, and the score published 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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