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Call for Scores - CLOSED

2019 Call For Scores - Closed

String Quartet Composition Competition
for Irish citizens/residents under 35

The winning works will be premiered at
The 24th West Cork Chamber Music Festival 28 June – 7 July 2019

2019 Call for Scores is CLOSED

We are delighted to announce that the winners of our 12th West Cork Chamber Music Young Composers’ Competition has been announced. Find out more here.

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.


Each of the four composers will receive:

  • €750 prize money
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at the festival
  • 2 public performances of their work by a conservatoire quartet at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival. The second will be the official World Premiere played at the quartet’s Town Concert (a date in early July).
  • The first performance will be at a workshop attended by all four composers and the public. The composer will have a chance to discuss their work with the international judge and the musicians.  The assigned conservatoire quartets will perform the works as they are workshopped and experiment with compositional suggestions.
  • Each composer will have an opportunity to work the performers prior to the work’s first public performance.

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