Black Pencil Prize 2023

Call for Composers


Submission period

Tue Sep 12 at 04AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun Oct 15 at 10:59PM UTC

Results date

Tue Oct 31 at 05PM UTC
There is no age limit and no application fee. The competition is open to composers of all nationalities. The duration of the composition should be minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 minutes.

​ The Black Pencil Prize will be awarded to a new composition written for the instrumentation of the Black Pencil ensemble: recorder, panflute, viola, accordion, percussion (all five of the ensemble's instruments). The piece can also include harpsichord, (live) electronics, video and/or theatrical elements.

​ Black Pencil will also be ensemble in residence in the 2023 edition of the Prix Annelie de Man, 29 November - 03 December 2023 at the Orgelpark Amsterdam. It means that you can count on the expertise of the virtuoso members of Black Pencil for writing new compositions, making use of the instrumentation of the ensemble.

​ Jorge Isaac – Recorder (blockflute), Artistic Director
Matthijs Koene – Panflute
Esra Pehlivanli – Viola
Marko Kassl – Accordion
Enric Monfort – Percussion

- EUR. 2.000
- A professional studio recording of the winning composition
- Performance of the piece during a selection of concerts of Black Pencil
- Additional prizes will be considered

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