4th Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition For Young Composers


Submission period

Fri Jan 15 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Mon Mar 15 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Sun Mar 21 at 5 PM UTC


composers not over the age of 35 on March 15th 2021
Krakow Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union announces 4th Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers. Composers from every country, who will not be over the age of 35 at the moment of its closing, can take part in the Competition.

The subject of the Competition is a composition for chamber orchestra, with a duration from 9 to 12 minutes.

One participant can submit no more than two compositions. A composition cannot be earlier performed, published in any form or awarded in any competition.

The Jury of the Competition: Marcel Chyrzyński (chairman), Zbigniew Bargielski, Ivan Buffa (Slovakia), Wojciech Widłak and Szymon Bywalec, grants one Main Prize – 1.000 USD (gross). What is more, the awarded composition will be premiered in April 2021 on the concert during 33rd Krakow International Festival of Composers.

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