We are delighted to announce that the 12th West Cork Chamber Music Young Composers’ Competition is now open for entries. We welcome submissions from all Irish and Irish-resident composers Under 35. Past judges of this competition include Donnacha Dennehy, Lera Auerbach, Brett Dean and Deirdre Gribbin. The adjudicator for the 2019 Competition will be announced in due course.
Four works will be selected. The composer of each selected work will receive a prize of €750 and up to 3 nights accommodation at the Festival. Winning composers will be asked to attend the Young Composers Forum at the Festival, which will be directed by an international Composer, where the winning works will be played through by a Quartet on the Festival’s masterclass programme. The premieres will take place during the Festival in the Town Concert series (early July). There will be opportunities to rehearse with the Quartet.
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