Coups de Vents 2021

International Wind Ensemble Composition Competition


Submission period

Tue Feb 11 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Mon Jun 1 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Sun Aug 30 at 4 PM UTC
On the theme: "The Earth, our Planet, and the 4 elements"
(Earth, Water, Air and Fire)
In collaboration with Nausicaá National Sea Centre

Coups de Vents, with the support of the Department of Pas-de-Calais, organises the triennial "Coups de Vents" International Composition Competition for Wind Orchestra. The theme of this 7th edition "The Earth, our Planet, and the 4 elements" (Earth, Water, Air and Fire) will provide the source of inspiration for candidate composers. Composers need to explain how their music relates to the theme.

The competition aims to enhance the repertoire of original music for wind orchestra. All styles and musical forms are accepted. Transcripts will not be accepted.

The competition is open to participants of all ages and from all countries. The deadline for registration is 1 June 2020.

At the end of the final of the competition, the prizes awarded will be as follows:
First prize: 8 000 Euros
Second prize: 4 000 Euros
Third prize: 2 000 Euros.
The jury may also award special prizes and commendations.

Details are available at web pages: