Tesselat featuring Yumi Suehiro 2019 | Call for Scores

Tesselat featuring Yumi Suehiro 2019 | Call for Scores

Tesselat Composers Collective aims to collaborate with local musicians and composers throughout the world, and to deliver quality new music to a diverse audience.

As part of this goal, we are thrilled to announce a Call for Scores for Solo Piano. This call for scores is open to US-based composers only.

The selected composer will receive a performance of their work by New York City based pianist Yumi Suehiro of enszemble mise-en at the MiseEn Place Bushwick venue in Brooklyn, NY on May 3, 2019. The composer will also receive a high-quality recording of the performance.

While not absolutely required, the selected composer is strongly encouragfed to attend the concert.


Please send the PDF score(s) and other materials to Tesselat (info@tesselat.com) no later than January 15, 2019.

Submission Fees:



1. All composers who are residents of the US at that time of application are welcomed to apply. International students at US-based institutions are also welcome. Applicants may be of any nationality or age.
2. Composers may submit up to two scores. The works may have been performed in the past, but they may not have been published.
3. Works must be for solo piano.
4. Piano preparations are permitted, however, the score may not be considered if the jury feels the preparation may be damaging. In case the composition requires the piano to be prepared, the composer must do it themselves during the concert, strictly within five minutes.
5. Electronics are not permitted.
6. Works should not exceed five (5) minutes.
7. Works must have been written after 2013.
8. The selected composer is strongly encouragefd to attend the concert.
9. Tesselat retains the right to not select a winner.

Performance Details:

One winner will be announced on February 15, 2019.

The performance will take place at MiseEn Place Bushwick (678 Hart St, Brooklyn, NY 11221) on May 3, 2019 by pianist Yumi Suehiro.

To Apply:

Please send the following materials to info@tesselat.com before January 15, 2019.

All materials received after the date will be disqualified.

1. One (1) or two (2) PDF scores of solo piano works, under five minutes.
2. One (1) PDF file containing a brief biography (300 words or less), telephone number, email, and program notes.
3. A recording in MP3 format is encouragfed but not necessary.


The center of gravity for concert music of the 21st Century is becoming more fluid. New talents are beginning to be recognized not just in the Western hemisphere, but all around the world. Rapid globalization has made it easier than ever to collaborate with artists on the other side of our globe. However, there still exists linguistic, cultural, and technical barriers.
Tesselat is committed to the organization, promotion, and production of new music concerts around the world, with each concert performed by a renowned local ensemble / musician. Our Call for Scores is intended for us to engage with the young, emerging composers of the concert region.
Tesselat was founded by Jean-Patrick Besingrand and Chatori Shimizu in 2018. The newly formed composers’ collective aims to promote diverse styles in the music of today. We are proud to have composers from eight different countries, currently based in nine different cities across Asia, Europe, and North America.

15 Jan 2019