2018 Call for Scores - PARMA Recordings

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2018 Winter Call for Scores

Boston. Boulder. Zagreb. Prague. Shanghai. Havana. PARMA Recordings is on the march again in 2018 and now accepting score submissions for:

• Music for string quartet with the Altius Quartet in Boulder CO, USA
• Guitar and cello concerti with the Zagreb Philharmonic and Croatian Chamber Orchestra in Zagreb, Croatia
• Music for choir with Vox Futura in Boston MA, USA

Selected scores will be recorded and commercially released by PARMA. Submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production and retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition.

If selected, submissions will be considered for live performance. There is no cost associated with this. Scores from previous calls will receive performances this year in Poland, Russia, Croatia, Austria, Czech Republic, the United States, and more.

Details regarding each category can be found below. Deadline for all submissions is February 23, 2018. There is no fee to submit.

Upload PDF scores and audio files via our Project Submission form at www.parmarecordings.com/contact-us.html#projsubform

Should your music be selected we will contact you with information on pricing, scheduling, and other details.


New works to be recorded in Colorado with the Altius String Quartet, former Fellowship String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado-Boulder under the Takács Quartet and Grand Prize winner in the 2016 Classics Alive Young Artists Competition.

Altius’ first album, the genre-bending classical/pop mashup DRESS CODE, was recently followed up by SHOSTAKOVICH, featuring composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartets Nos. 7, 8, and 9: www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6125

Read Gramophone’s January 2018 review of SHOSTAKOVICH here:

Altius Quartet:


Concerti for guitar and cello in Zagreb Croatia with the Zagreb Philharmonic and the Croatian Chamber Orchestra.

With an extraordinary 145-year lineage, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra has become one of the most prestigious touring orchestras in Europe. The ensemble has performed under the baton of conductors such as Walter, Stokowski, Mehta, Maazel, Marriner, Stravinsky, and Copland, and hosted soloists such as Rostropovich, Menuhin, Pavarotti, Caballe, and more.

Although substantially younger, the 30-year old Croatian Chamber Orchestra is quickly becoming one of the most prominent performing orchestras in the Adriatic region. Under the leadership of conductor Miran Vaupotić, who is also Project Director at PARMA Recordings, the ensemble will make its Musikverein (Vienna) debut in 2018.

Ivo Vuljević award-winning "Musician of the Year" Petra Kušan has performed as cello soloist with the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Strings, and Croatian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and as a chamber musician with Mischa Maisky, Jose Gallardo, Giovanni Sollima, and others.

Guitarist Petrit Çeku has performed as soloist with the Baltimore Symphony, Czech Chamber Philharmonic, State Hermitage Orchestra of St. Petersburg, and Zagreb Philharmonic, and has been the first prize winner of many international guitar competitions including Parkening, Schadt, Biasini and Pittaluga.

Zagreb Philharmonic

Croatian Chamber Orchestra

Petra Kušan

Petrit Çeku

3. CHORAL WORKS – Boston

Music for mixed chorus in Boston with Vox Futura, one of New England’s premier recording choirs. A longtime collaborator of PARMA’s, Vox Futura can be heard in projects by numerous PARMA artists, game companies Nintendo and Bandai Namco, German power metal band Blind Guardian, and platinum-selling world music artist Sam Yusuf.

Vox Futura was recently featured on the Navona Records release of Jonathan David Little’s WOEFULLY ARRAYED:

Read Gramophone’s January 2018 review of WOEFULLY ARRAYED here: www.gramophone.co.uk/review/little-woefully-arrayed

Vox Futura:

23 Feb 2018