Kirkoskammer Composition Competition

Kirkos – Kirkoskammer Composition Competition

Accepting works for:
solo horn
solo viola (optional electronics)
soprano and piano

€10 entry fee.

Dublin based Kirkos announce the Kirkoskammer Composition Competition.

In December 2016, Kirkos will launch a new chamber music series Kirkoskammer focusing on 20th-century and contemporary works. The series features works by Irish and international composers and our competition winners.

Competition Guidelines:
We are seeking new works for the following instruments:
solo horn
solo viola (optional electronics)
soprano and piano

Works are to be between 7-12 minutes approximately, with some leeway.

The competition is open to all composers of any nationality born after 1st January 1982.

Works may not have been previously performed, and Kirkos will hold the rights to a premiere performance of any winning pieces for a period of one year from the date of announcement of results

Scores to be submitted in PDF format, ideally accompanied by a MIDI realization/workshop recording.

Works will be assessed anonymously. Please mark your score with a pseudonym or similar. Composer’s name, address and composition title should be included as a separate email attachment (PDF or docx) titled with your chosen pseudonym.

Multiple entries from a composer will be accepted. Each entry will incur the €10 entry fee.

Deadline for submission of scores: February 16th 2017

Judging will be done by an appointed panel who will award a winner from each instrument category. The three winners will then be placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd. All three winning works will be performed as part of the Kirkoskammer series throughout 2017 in Dublin.

1st placed entry will also receive €500 prize money.
2nd placed entry will also receive €250 prize money.

All travel expenses incurred in attendance are the responsibility of the winning composer. Winning composers are not obliged to be present for the premiere of their work, however we would be delighted if they do.

Submissions to
Submissions to include proof of payment: €10 per entry to be paid by bank transfer to

Bank of Ireland,Trinity College, Dublin
IBAN: IE03 BOFI 9000 1770 6106 13

If you would like to pay via PayPal, email before entering with the subject PayPal.

16 Feb 2017
Euro (EUR)