1st Chalki International Composition Competition 2020

Solo violin / Violin and electronics


Submission period

Mon Jan 27 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Tue Jun 30 at 9:59 PM UTC

Results date

Thu Jul 30 at 4 PM UTC
Due to the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, we extended the deadline of submissions to the 1st Chalki International Composition Competition 2020. The new deadline is 30 of June. We will announce the dates of the final round at the end of July.

The 1st Chalki International Composition Competition 2020 is organized under the sponsorship of the Municipality of Chalki Island in Greece. The aim of competition is to encourage creative youth development and support new composers of contemporary music.
Composers of any nationality and age are invited to submit works for solo violin, or violin and electronics.
Eight finalists will be selected by the jury and will be performed by the violinist Yannis Kormpetis in Chalki Island in Greece. The final concert will take place on a later announced date. The jury, that consists of famous Greek composers, conductors and performers, will award three composers.


Each competitor may present one or more works for violin solo or violin and electronics.
The duration of the work should be no less than 3 minutes and no more then 8 minutes.
The composition could be performed at past but never awarded any prizes in another composition competition.
All competitors must send, until 30th June 2020 the following materials to the email address chalkicompetition@gmail.com:
➢ The score in pdf format (and, optionally, a midi or live recording as mp3 file)
➢ A brief biography (not more than one page)
➢ The application form
➢ One photo
➢ The proof of payment of the participation fee

The works (and the recordings) should be anonymous and marked with a 6-digit code.
The jury will select eight works. The eight works will be performed in the final round, date tba. The finalists will be informed by email for their selection.

Prizes will be awarded to three of the finalists at the end of the concert.
First prize: 500 euros
Second prize: 300 euros
Third prize: 200 euros
Upon the agreement with the Organizing Committee any public organizations, including foundations and/or mass media, may offer additional prizes, awards and/or gifts for the competitors. Decisions on the awarding of any special prizes and/or gifts to the competitors will be taken by the jury of the Competition

Entrance Fee
Applicants must submit a registration fee of 10 euros (per piece).

All additional questions regarding the competition may be addressed to:

Details and application form are available at web pages: