Participant must be born after December 1st, 1976.
Composition for the chamber ensemble must include: a string quartet (two violins, one viola, and one cello), one shvi (traditional Armenian woodwind instrument), and one male tenor vocalist (spoken and/or sung.) The duration of the piece must be 7-10 minutes long.
Pieces must include at least one quotation, in any form, from a text by Grigor Narekatsiin Armenian or translated into a Western language (i.e. English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Russian).
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS OCTOBER, 3rd, 2016
- 1st Prize: 2.500 €
- 2nd Prize: 1.500 €
- 3rd Prize: 1.000 €
Carnegie Hall Award
Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra Award
Armusic Publishing House Award
The piece selected for the Carnegie Hall Award will premiere at the “AGBU Performing Artists in Concert” at the Weill Recital Hall on December 3rd, 2017.
The Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra’s (ANPO) Award will be given to the first prize recipient. He or she will be commissioned to write a 10-minute orchestral piece that will premiere by the ANPO during the 2017/18 season.
In collaboration with the Composers Union of Armenia, the top three prize winners of the Competition will get their winning works published by the Union’s Armusic Publishing House in Yerevan.
The subject of the Competition is a composition for a chamber ensemble of six (6) total musicians including five (5) instrumentalists: two (2) violins, one (1) viola, one (1) cello, one (1) shvi (traditional Armenian woodwind instrument) and one (1) tenor vocalist (spoken or sung).
Submissions must include one quotation, in any form, from a text by Grigor Narekatsi in Armenian or translated into a Western language (i.e. English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Russian).
The piece must be performed within 7-10 minutes.
The piece can be a one or multi-movement piece.
Submissions must be completely legible (score and separate parts) and uploaded as a PDF document at http://www.musicavatar.org/categories/30072.html.
You will need to register for free at musicAvatar to submit. No registration fee or submission fee is required.
Submissions must be anonymous. No indication of the composer’s name can be on the score.
Submissions must be unpublished.
Previous winners of the competition cannot participate in the competition.
You will need to create an account and login to submit. It is free to create an account and submit on musicAvatar.org
You will be asked for first and last name, primary email and login, password, performing rights organization (if applicable), address, city, state/province, postal (zip) code, and country.
After registering, select the opportunity listed as “2016 AGBU Sayat Nova International Composition Competition” and click the “submit” button to start the application.
Submissions must include title, composer’s name, instrumentation, comments/instructions on the presented work/performance notes, performing rights organization (if applicable), approximate duration, and biography.
Upload the score as a PDF file. No identifying marks of the composer should appear on the score.
Upload an optional sound file in mp3 file format. Audio files are preferred and strongly encouraged. (Piccolo timbre can be used to simulate the shvi.)
Successful submissions will receive notification by email.
Selected participants will be asked to provide the following:
Full name and a picture/headshot.
Photocopy of ID card (or equivalent document) indicating nationality and date and place of birth.
Full address, email and phone number.
Curriculum vitae in English.
Written consent to have the work published, performed and distributed must be included in the performance notes (see Article 10).
Optional Audio recordings are strongly encouraged. Only .mp3, .wav, and .aiff file formats are accepted for upload.
Selected participants will also be required to provide parts for their work.
Online Submission must be received by October 3rd 2016. Any submissions received after this date will be rejected.
The Administrative Commission will determine, possibly in the presence of a bailiff, if the submissions meet the conditions outlined in these regulations. It decides sovereignly of the admission of the works.
All the works that meet the conditions outlined in the regulations will be submitted to the jury.
The Competition will be conducted with a minimum of 20 submissions. Otherwise it shall be postponed.
The jury is composed of at least five members, including internationally renowned figures in the field of music. No member of the jury will be part of the Administrative Commission. The names of jury members will be announced on or before the awards ceremony.
The amount of the Competition prizes is indicated in Article 1.
The jury reserves the right to award first prize or no prize. The jury’s decision must be made by an absolute majority of its members. In case of a tie, the Chair will cast the deciding vote. Prizes cannot be divided.
The jury's decisions are final. By participating in the Competition, each applicant accepts all of the articles cited in these regulations, and will not challenge them.
Winning works might be digitally recorded and produced in limited quantities, though not marketed.
Winners consent to the broadcasting of their work on the radio and television to help promote the Competition.
The winning work will remain the full property of the author.
Through submission of his/her application, the composer allows the publication, performance and distribution of his/her work, and does not hold rights (with the exception of copyright), especially in the case of the production and distribution of the work, as noted in Article 9.
In case the selected text by the composer is subject to copyright, a document certifying the free use of this text is required.
Any litigation that may arise from these regulations lies within the exclusive jurisdiction of courts in the USA. Only English texts of the regulations are considered official.
These regulations, published in English, are subject to amendment and are also available and updated on the Competition’s website.
Only winners will be notified of the result. The names of the winners will be available on the website as early as October 2016.