Call for Scores 2020

Call for Scores 2020

  Friday 1 November 2019

String Quartet Composition Competition
for Irish citizens/residents under 35

The winning works will be premiered at
The 25th West Cork Chamber Music Festival 26 June – 5 July 2020

We are delighted to announce that the 13th West Cork Chamber Music Young Composers’ Competition is now open for entries. We welcome submissions from all Irish and Irish-resident composers under 35.

Closing date for entries: Tuesday 17th March 2020
Competition Entry is free

Find out more here.

Our annual competition is for the composition of a new string quartet by young Irish and Irish-resident composers. Our Call for Scores goes out in November every year. The four winners are announced by May. Their winning works are rehearsed and premiered at that year’s West Cork Chamber Music Festival in June/July.

Past judges of this competition include Donnacha Dennehy, Lera Auerbach, Brett Dean and Deirdre Gribbin.

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