XVI International Accordion Composition Competition "Francisco Escudero"


Submission period

Tue Apr 4 at 04AM UTC

End of submission period

Fri Sep 22 at 10:59PM UTC

Results date

Fri Oct 6 at 04PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Entry fee 25 €
The objective of the Francisco Escudero Competition is to encourage the creation of works for solo accordion and chamber music with a maximum of 4 performers. For this reason, the main modality is aimed at this type of works. It is open to participants of all ages and nationalities, but on the following conditions: first, that the compositions entered for the competition will have a maximum duration of 10 minutes; second, that they have been written after January 2019; and finally, that they have not been published, awarded or premiered in public communication or by any mechanical or digital means.

The winning work will be announced at the Awards Gala that will take place on October 6 at the Teatro Modelo in Zarautz. The score will be published by the organization, premiered at the Gala of the next edition of the Contest, and the composer will receive an economic allowance of €2,000

In this 16th edition, the Association presents a new modality for Pedagogical Works. The works presented can be for any instrumental group with or without accordion, with the conditions that they are aimed at students between the ages of 6 and 18 and their objectives are purely didactic.

The winning composer will receive a commission to write a new work for an accordion ensemble for the amount of €750, which will be premiered at the next edition of the Topakord Meeting for Young Accordionists, organized by Hauspoz.

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