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. Past judges of this competition include Donnacha Dennehy, Lera Auerbach, Brett Dean and Andrea Tarrodi. The adjudicator for the 2020 Competition will be the great Irish composer, Deirdre Gribbin.
Past winners of the Competition include Seán Doherty (whose most recent 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 2019 winners, James May, Robin Haigh, inti figgis-vizueta and Timothy Doyle.
The competition will be judged anonymously and the international judge will select four 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.