Mustafa Kemal Atatürk International Composition Competition

The Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra are calling on applications for the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk International Composition Competition. The competition is happening in 2018 as we reach the 80th anniversary of Atatürk’s death. It is open to composers of all nationalities under the age of 41 by 10th of November 2018 which is the last date for submission.

At the first round of the competition each composer will need to submit an instrumental piece (any formation, including solo pieces) with a recording. 3 composers will be chosen to compose a 10-15min symphonic poem freely based on any aspect of Atatürk’s life. It can be composed on any style.
The formation should be 2(Picc),2(E.H.),2(B.Cl.),2 4,2,3,1—timp + 1 Strings 6,5,4,3,2.
All the following documents should be submitted to by 10th November 2018:

- PDF file of the score of the composition
- MP3/youtube link recording
- Curriculum vitae
- Copy of the passport
- Brief description of the the piece

There are no fees to be paid.

The panel for both phases of the competition will be formed by composer Onur Türkmen (Bilkent University), composer Özkan Manav (Mimar Sinan State Conservatory), composer Philip O’Meara, composer Massimiliano Matesic (Musikhochschule Freiburg) and conductor Scott Sandmeier (Musikhochschule Freiburg). The panel will select three pieces to be performed by the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra on May 3rd 2019 in Hastings. Accommodation in Hastings will be provided to all three finalist. The winner of the competition will be announced in the evening of the concert and will be given a commission of a symphonic or choral work for the Hastings Philharmonic 2019/2020 Season with a fee of £1,000. The other two finalists will be given a Finalist Certificate.

10 Nov 2018