6th Brandenburg Biennial call for scores


The Association of Friends of the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra (FBS e.V.) announces the sixth edition of its competition for composers of symphonic music. The competition is international and open to all age groups.

Submit as a paper copy up to three different orchestral scores composed after 2000. The name of the composer should not appear on any of the submitted scores (no pseudonym). But the return address should be legible. It is acceptable to submit scores of works which have already been performed.

Enclose as hardcopy to the transmittal of the scores a maximum of three different recordings (also MIDI files) preferably of the submitted scores but also of different pieces

Pay a participation fee (If a 10 € fee is paid, the scores submitted will not be returned. If a 20 € fee is paid, the scores will be returned to you.)


The jury will assign the following awards:

the „Komponistenpreis“: it’s a commission endowed 5000€ for an orchestral work to be first performed by the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra.

And the „da capo-Preis“: the second or a further performance of one of the submitted pieces by the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra.