String Quartet Composition Competition
for Irish citizens/residents under 35
The winning works will be premiered at
The 25th West Cork Chamber Music Festival in 2021
We are delighted to announce that the 14th 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, Deirdre Gribbin and Andrea Tarrodi.
Past winners of the Competition include Seán Doherty (whose work I am the World was commissioned by the European Federation for Choral Music), Solfa Carlile and Amanda Feery, (both winners of the Seán Ó Riada competition), Robert Coleman (NCH Jerome Hynes competition winner) and Finola Merivale (a Dean’s Fellow at Columbia University).
Congratulations again to the 2020 winners, Ultan O’Brien, Niall Tormey, Liam Dougherty and Luke Smyth.
The competition will be judged anonymously and the international judge will select three winning scores on equal footing.
Failure to meet these criteria will result in disqualification and withdrawal of prizes.
Please submit the full score electronically to Helen Dawson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This competition only accepts entries by email.