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10th International Competition Franz Schubert and Modern Music

The 10th International Competition Franz Schubert and Modern Music is held in three categories: Duo for Voice and Piano (Lied), String Quartet, and Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello. Its uniqueness is the combination of traditional and contemporary music so that not only the participants, but also the audience gets in touch with both genres. Participants will for instance also perform contemporary pieces that are results of composition competitions that were particularly established for this competition.

- Dates of competition: February 19-28, 2018 - Deadlines for application: October 5, 2017

Tel: +43 316 389 1900

The 2018 Azrieli Music Prizes

The Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music is awarded to a living composer who has written the best new major work of Jewish Music. Works can be nominated by individuals and institutions from all nationalities, faiths, backgrounds and affiliations. The winning work receives a $50,000 CAD prize, a gala performance in autumn 2018 by a major Canadian orchestra, and a commercial quality audio recording. The winning composer is invited to attend the rehearsals and performance of their work, and be publicly honoured at the AMP Gala Concert.

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Submission deadline: November 5, 2017

Besançon international Competition for young Conductors

Besançon international Competition for young Conductors

Established in 1951, the Besançon Competition soon became the most prestigious event of its kind. The Competition is open to all artists who wish to become professional conductors. With a repertoire which spans classical, romantic and contemporary music, as well as oratorio and opera, it is the most complete competition in the world!

After preliminaries in Berlin, Besançon, Montreal or Beijing, only 20 candidates will be invited to Besançon in September for audition with orchestra; only one Grand Prix will be awarded!

Jury chairman 2017: Leonard Slatkin

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