Call for Scores for "Cantando" string quartet

String quartet Cantando announces its first international "Call for scores". Composers regardless of age and citizenship/country of residence are welcome to apply.
Composers may send compositions for instrumentation which can be chosen in any combinations from 1 to 4 performers from the following:

2 violins

Duration: up to 20 minutes

Compositions previously performed in public or which have won awards on other competitions are allowed. We want your best piece(s)!

It is possible to use electronics, but only in the form of a tape (stereo). In any case, if you plan to send a piece involving electronics, it is better to discuss in advance the technical rider of your composition by sending technical specifications of your piece to the following e-mail address:

We will answer you back as soon as possible wether it's possible for us to realize this time or not.

We will select 5-7 compositions which will be performed at a concert in the Nizhny Novgorod branch of the National Center of Contemporary Art "Arsenal" on July, 4 2017. Selected composers will be provided with professional recordings of their compositions.
The selection will be made by the musicians of "Cantando".

Deadline for submission: June, 1 2017
The results will be announced after June, 5 2017
The date of performance of selected works: July, 4 2017

Please submit applications to Applications should include:
1) Score (pdf)
2) Recording in mp3 (optional)
3) Short biography
4) Entry fee

An entry fee of $10 per one composition should be paid via "Donate" button at: Multiple submissions are accepted (but each score must be accompanied by a fee of $ 10).

For any questions don't hesitate to contact us at

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