WOLF DURMASHKIN COMPOSITION AWARD

THE 1ST ANNUAL WOLF DURMASHKIN COMPOSITION AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF EMERGING COMPOSERS IN LANDSBERG, GERMANY MAY 2018

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION AND SUBMISSIONS TO THIS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AND GRANT PROGRAM FOR UP-AND-COMING COMPOSERS ENTITLED
"MUSIC AND THE HOLOCAUST"

DEADLINE: JANUARY 10, 2018
AWARDS PRESENTED: MAY 10, 2018

WHAT: The first annual Wolf Durmashkin Composition Awards (WDCA) will be presented to the next generation of aspiring composers. Recipients will be endowed with a total of $7,500, which has been established in cooperation with the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.

Participation is open to musicians of all nationalities and up to 35 years old. The works of the three prizewinners will be premiered at a Gala event on May 10, 2018 in Landsberg, Germany. The WDCA is an honorarium in memory of the composer whose life was cut short by the Nazis in 1944.

WHO: Journalist, Karla Schönebeck and artist, Wolfgang Hauck of Landsberg's sociocultural association dieKunstBauStelle spearhead this landmark initiative in association with Professors Bernd Redmann, Jan Müller- Wieland & Tilman Jägerof the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich as well as the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bavarian Government. http://wdc-award.org/en/

WHEN: Beginning May 7 through May 11, a series of events will be hosted in honor of this landmark award. This celebration of culture and history will include:
The Wolf Durmashkin Composition Awards Gala Reception with performances by the winners.
Jubilee Concert commemorating Leonard Bernstein's May 10, 1948, performance featuring Mark Mast, Conductor of the Bavarian Philharmonic Orchestra, a former student of Leonard Bernstein.
Screening of Creating Harmony, a film about the Displaced Persons Orchestra of St. Ottilien featuring Wolf Durmashkin's sisters who survived Dachau.
Exhibitions, tours, additional performances. (List in formation.)
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR COMPOSITION: (Subject to the following conditions:)
Original compositions, a maximum of 10 minutes can be submitted until January 10, 2018.
Category: Vocals and Instrumental
Cast: Up to five musicians
Instrumentation: Compositions are permitted only with the following instruments and vocals in free selection, which can be staged without technical/electronic aids.
Vocals (Tenor, Soprano)
Soloist ensemble with the following instruments:
Accordion, String instruments (maximum 2x violins, 1x viola, 1x cello, 1x bass), Percussion, (Percussion/drums), Clarinet, Horn, and Trumpet
HOW TO REGISTER YOUR ORIGINAL COMPOSITION:
Go to: http://wdc-award.org/en/registration-form/
Download the (2) Registration Forms: Form for Personal Data and Form for Signature.
Please provide a Portrait with your submission.
Email your completed information to competition@wdc-award.org
WHY: To honor the legacy and the tragic loss of the brilliant pianist, composer, conductor and choir director, Wolf Durmashkin, who was murdered in Klooga, an Estonian concentration camp. http://wdc-award.org/en/competition/
WDCA will celebrate his legacy with music and the arts, a teaching opportunity for young participants while honoring those lost in the Holocaust. The competition is inspired by the 70th anniversary of the Displaced Persons' Orchestra of St. Ottilien, also known as the Orchestra of the Surviving Remnant. Wolf’s two sisters, Henny and Fania, survivors of Dachau, performed with the Orchestra.

Contact: Abe Gurko - abe@abenyc.com

ABOUT dieKunstBauStelle E.V.
The mission of this non-profit organization is to promote art and culture to future generations of young musicians and artists. Founded in January 2014, its aim is to initiate, organize and administer music, fine art and film projects with a broad international scope. The institution provides opportunities for participants from around the world to exchange ideas, experiences and learning opportunities in their fields of cultural specialty. Participants will also jointly establish cultural and artistic alliances and create exhibitions and publications of their work. http://1.diekunstbaustelle.de/en/

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS MUNICH
The University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (UMPA) is one of the most important and diverse training centers for music, dance and theater professions in Europe. At five different locations in Munich, 1,200 students are trained in a wide variety of courses ranging from orchestral and keyboard instruments to historical performance, jazz, composition, folk music, music journalism and cultural management. The bachelor’s and master’s degree programs also include a Bachelor’s program for high-school musicians and the master’s degree certificate. http://bit.ly/2yMCY6G

10 Jan 2018
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