WITOLD SZALONEK International Composers’ Competition 2018 – 1st Edition

WITOLD SZALONEK International Composers’ Competition 2018 – 1st Edition
City: Kwidzyn (Poland)
Date: from 6 to 7 June 2018
The International Composers’ Competition WITOLD SZALONEK was born from the idea to create a project that will work on the meeting of the contemporary music of our time, dedicated to the memory of the great Polish composer of the 20th century WITOLD SZALONEK (1927-2001).

The organization will select composers who will have the opportunity to participate in the International Composers’ Competition WITOLD SZALONEK from 6 to 7 June 2018 in the city of Kwidzyn (Poland).
The composers’ selected works will be performed in two final concerts during the II Kwidzyn Music Spring International Festival.
Regulations

Article 1 – Object
The Phasma-Music Foundation hereby announces the First Edition of the WITOLD SZALONEK International Composition Competition.
WITOLD SZALONEK - born in 1927 in Czechowice-Dziedzice, died in 2001 in Berlin, Polish composer. In 1949-56 he studied at the State Higher School of Music in Katowice. Following his first successes at international composers' competitions, he received a grant from Kranichsteiner Musikinstitut in Darmstadt (1960). In 1962-63 he continued his studies with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. In 1967 he began to teach composition at the Katowice School and in 1970-74 was in charge of the Department of Composition and Theory. In the early 1970s he was invited by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst to work as artist in residence at West Berlin's Hochschule der Künste. In 1973 he won the competition to succeed Boris Blacher as Professor of Composition there. He has conducted numerous seminars and courses in composition in Poland, Denmark, Germany, Finland and Slovakia. In 1990 he received an honorary doctor's degree from the Wilhelmian University in Münster. In 1963 Szalonek discovered and classified the so-called 'combined sounds' generated by the woodwind instruments. He is also the author of theoretical studies on a wide range of subjects, including combined sounds, sonorism, Chopin and Debussy. (Wikipedia)
More about WITOLD SZALONEK:
http://www.porta-polonica.de/en/Atlas-of-remembrance-places/witold-szalonek

Article 2 - Admission requirements
The Competition is open to all composers of any age and nationality.
Each composer can submit multiple scores for the following instruments (solo, duo, trio, quartet): flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon.
The composition can have been published, performed but not released on professional CD album until the end of 2018.
The work must not exceed 10 minutes.
All score will be sent by email in PDF format, at info@phasma-music.com .
The registration fee is €60,00 for the first work / submission. Other submissions will be registered with the fee of €40,00.

Article 3 - Submission date
The deadline for the submissions is 10 March 2018.

Article 4 – Registration and submission of scores
Each email sent to submit a score shall include:
– The score and parts in A4 format, (please indicate duration);
– A second PDF-file containing the identity of the composer (name and address, nationality, telephone number, email, website, short CV) and a self-certification testifying the originality of the composition, which must not have been recorded, as well authorization for the performance, publication, recording and broadcasting of the work.
Other file formats than PDF will not be accepted!
There is no registration form.
- Receipt of the payment of the registration fee, via PayPal (+ PayPal fee) or bank transfer (All transfer and bank charges will be covered by the applicants):

Phasma-Music
Powiślański Bank Spółdzielczy
ul. Kopernika 28, 82-500 Kwidzyn
SWIFT: POLUPLPR 
BANK ACCOUNT EUR: PL 24 8300 0009 0000 6267 2000 0030

The personal details of the composers and their compositions selected for the final will be made known to the public only when the results of the elimination phase of the competition have been decided. Composers who do not reach the final phase will remain anonymous also after the end of the competition.
Article 5 – Phases of the competition
The competition will consist of two phases: the elimination phase and the final. After the elimination phase, a maximum of 16 scores will be selected by the jury for the final, by March 31, 2018.  
The final phase of the competition will consist of two evening events open to the public to be held in Kwidzyn on 6 & 7 June 2018, within the concert season of the II Kwidzyn Music Spring International Festival. In the final concert, the Contemporary Ensemble will perform the selected works. After the performances, the Jury present in the concert hall, will meet and decide on the winner. The winning composition will be announced at the end of the evening.

Article 6 – Jury and voting procedure
After the performance of at least 16 works, the jury will meet to decide on the winner.
Jury members:
Marcel Chyrzynski (Poland)
Mark Hartt-Palmer (United Kingdom)
Dariusz Przybylski (Poland)
Miroslaw Pachowicz (Poland)
Michail Travlos (Greece/Poland)

Article 7 – Prizes
The winners of the competition will be awarded the “WITOLD SZALONEK” Prize, which includes: 
Prize of 1000 Euros (gross of withholding taxes). 
In addition, 7 special mentions (including the winner) will be awarded: 
- A professional recording to be released commercially in 2018, by the PHASMA MUSIC – WILLOWHAYNE (sub-label of Naxos Music Group) as well as a laureate certificate.
The decision of the jury is irrevocable.

Article 8 - Legal terms
Application to participate in the Competition implies the acceptance of the above-stated rules.

10 Mar 2018
60.00
Euro (EUR)