Crossover Composition Award


announcement 2015

Write the Super hit!

Inspire the audience with your music and win prize money totaling 11.000€ with your composition – take part in the Crossover Composition Award 2015!

Compose new music for two violins that goes under the skin and sweeps audiences off their feet. There is no limit to your imagination. Using virtuosity or simply great emotionality– always remember that the audience has to be touched or carried away!

The style does not matter. Playing technique should be challenging, unconventional, with new effects, nice melodies, extreme sounds or hot rhythms – let your imagination run wild!

Orchestration: 2 violins.
Form: about 5 minute music. Please send legible manuscripts.
Info: The work has to be composed for this competition. Adaption or arrangements are not permitted.
Closing date for entries: 1. July 2015
Finale: September 25, 2015, 8 pm, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen D5, 68159 Mannheim/ Germany


1. Prize: 5.000€, sponsored by Spiegel Institut Mannheim
2. Prize: 3.000€, sponsored by Fuchs Petrolub
3. Prize: 1.000€, sponsored by the BSCW-Stiftung
4. Prize: 800€, sponsored by Rehnig BAK
5. Prize: 500€, sponsored by Sparkasse Rhein-Neckar-Nord
6. Prize: 500€, sponsored by PE-Förderung für Studierende der Musik e.V.


After a thorough examination by the jury, six works will be selected from all submissions. These will be premiered in the prize winner concert by the Twiolins. Following the concert, the audience will vote on the awards. Additionally the prizewinner works will be recorded professionally on a CD and the sheet music published internationally from Peer Music. For details see terms and conditions.


Here you will find the conditions of participation.
Here you will find the application form (please fill it out directly on the computer and then print it out).
If you have any questions please read the FAQ or contact us here.
Please subscribe the newsletter to be informed about all news.