String Songs Call for String Quartets

String Songs began with a very simple idea which was a blog with the purpose of showcasing chamber string music by emerging composers of today. After some time we realised that we could do something more than curation and instead play a meaningful part in creating new music.
We are doing this by putting out a call for scores and recording the winning works. All composers will retain rights to their music and the recording, we only ask that we can post it on our blog.

We are accepting works for string quartet or any subset thereof (trio, duo, solo) with or without electronics. The piece may have already been performed, recorded or awarded. There are no limits of duration. There is also no specific agenda regarding aesthetic; we are interested in it all from the thorniest serialism to minimal soundscapes and everything in between!
There is no age limit or restriction on nationality.

Multiple entries are accepted.

Please email us the following at

- A PDF of the score

- A MIDI Mockup (optional)

- Short Bio or CV

- Proof of fee payment

The entry fee is 20 EURO. Payment is accepted via PayPal (send to

We understand that 20 euro is a lot to ask but rehearsal and studio time with good chamber players and engineers can be expensive however, we intend to lower this fee substantially in consequent calls. Also, those who apply to past calls shall receive a discount on future calls and selected finalists will receive free entry to the next opportunity.

Submissions are due on October 19, 2018 11:59PM GMT. We expect the turnover period to be quite fast, the adjudication will be completed by the end of October and rehearsals will begin in early November with a recording date following as soon as possible.

19 Oct 2018
Euro (EUR)