1st BEETHOVEN COMPOSERS CONTEST AT THE BUDA CASTL E CAL L FOR ENTRIES
THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE BUDA CASTLE DISTRICT IN BUDAPEST ANNOUNCES THE
1ST BEETHOVEN COMPOSERS CONTEST
AS PART OF THE 19TH BEETHOVEN IN BUDA FESTIVAL.
Terms of entry
Participation at the contest is subject to application. No age limitations or entry fees apply.
Entry deadline: 12 noon (CET), 14 March 2018
Contestants are to submit their own previously not performed musical composition that is a variation or paraphrase of a theme in
Beethoven’s cycle An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved).
The length of the piece should be 7-12 minutes and it should be composed for piano and one, two, or all three of the following string instruments: violin, viola, cello. The instruments are to be played acoustically, no electronics can be used.
One contestant may enter a maximum of three works, each of which should have an independent pseudonym.
The total prize money of the contest is €6000. The winner is awarded €3000, the second best contestant €2000, and the third one €1000.The three acknowledged compositions will be presented at the Beethoven in Buda Festival at the concert on 2 May 2018.
The anonymous entries are to be sent electronically in PDF format to the address firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon (CET) on 14 March 2018. They should clearly indicate the pseudonym as well as the personal details (address, contact information and a brief CV with photo) of the contestant. The contestants may also enclose an MP3 recording but this is not mandatory. As the competition is anonymous, the contestants’
identity will only be revealed to the members of the jury subsequent to their decision. Entries can also be submitted to the Customer Service Desk of the Municipality of the Buda Castle District (1014 Budapest, Kapisztrán tér 1.) or sent in by post to the address 1250 Budapest, Pf. 35. In case of submission by post, the envelope has to arrive at the address by the deadline. The envelope has to bear the pseudonym and the name of the
competition (1st Beethoven Composers Contest at the Buda Castle).
Composers commit to providing the instrumental parts to the organizers by 2 April 2018 if their composition is selected.
The contestants acknowledge the fact that the compositions selected for award will be performed publicly and recorded audio-visually at the Beethoven in Buda Festival in 2018. The contest is international. The organizers will provide full room and board to attend the concert to awardees affiliated with a foreign country (for a maximum of three nights).
Selection and awards
The entries will be evaluated by a jury invited by the Municipality of the
Buda Castle District.
Members of the jury are:
Mr. Miklós Maros, Jury Chairman – Composer
Mr. József Balog – Pianist
Mr. Gyula Fekete – Composer, University Professor
Mr. János Mácsai – Music Historian, Music Critic
Mr. Kálmán Oláh – Jazz Pianist, Composer, University Professor
Mr. László Tihanyi – Composer, Conductor, University Professor
The jury will announce the names of the winners by 26 March 2018 at the latest. The awardees will also be notified by the Festival Bureau. The awardees commit to sending the instrumental parts of the prize-winning compositions to the Festival organizers in PDF format within one week of the notification.
The jury’s decision is not subject to appeal or review. The jury retains the right to split a prize or not to award a prize at all.
The winning compositions will be performed at the Beethoven in Buda Festival, at the concert on 2 May 2018.
The copyright of the entries is owned by the composers.
All visual and written material related to the competition is the intellectual property of the organizer (the Municipality of the Buda Castle District). Such material can only be used, copied or reproduced with the written
consent of the organizer.
The personal details of the entrants will only be registered for the purposes of the competition and will not be transferred to third parties.
By entering the competition, the entrant accepts these terms and conditions.