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4th Grażyna Bacewicz International Composer Competition
Łódź 2012, Poland

LAUREATS OF THE COMPETITION

Jury of the 4th Grazyna Bacewicz International Composer Competition
finished its work and divided the prizes as follows:

1st Prize (27000 PLN) - Isabel Urrutia (Spain)  
code 29101998 - “Haizearen nahiak” Concert  for Clarinet in Bb and String Orchestra

2nd Prize (18000 PLN) – Manuel Martinez Burgos (Spain)

code H2 – “Generations” Composition for Violin Solo, String Orchestra and Percussion

3rd Prize (9000 PLN) - Grzegorz Duchnowski (Poland)

code 123A-456B-789C – “Oxygen” for Alto Saxophone, Strings and Percussion.

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ORGANIZERS
The Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź
The Arthur Rubinstein Łódź Philharmonic


COMPETITION RULES

I. COMPETITION

  1. The competition is open to composers of all nations regardless of age.
  2. Each participant may submit more than one score.
  3. All submitted works must have been composed after December  31st, 2009, be unpublished, have never been performed in public and not awarded in any other competition.
  4. The jury will give its award to three pieces, which will be performed in The Arthur Rubinstein Łódź Philharmonic.


II. SUBJECT

  1. The subject of the competition is a piece for:
    a) voice solo and string orchestra with the option of using percussion instruments (up to four players),
    b) or instrument solo and string orchestra with the option of using percussion instruments (up to four players).
  2. In case of a composition for voice solo, the text may be written in any language. A translation into English must accompany the composition.
  3. The string orchestra consists of:
    8-14 Violini I, 6-12 Violini II, 6-10 Viole, 4-8 Violoncelli, 2-6 Contrabassi.
  4. List of percussion instruments:
    Xilofono, Campane (Tubolari), 5 Timpani/ Tubi di Bambù (Wood Wind Chimes), Blocchi di Legno Coreani, Castagnette, Guiro, Cabaza, Raganella, Frusta/ Triangolo, Concerro (Cowbell), Sonagli, Flessatono (Flexatone), Incudine, Lastra, Piatti a 2, Piatti Sospesi, Tam-tams/ Tamburo Basco, Timbales Cubani, Bongos, Tamburo Militare, Tom-toms, Gran Cassa.     
  5. The use of recordings and live electronic means is not permitted.
  6. Duration of the composition must be 10-20 minutes (this should be specified in the score).


III. PRIZES

  1. Three prizes funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage:
    1st Prize: 27.000 PLN (approx. 6.000 €*)
    2nd Prize: 18.000 PLN (approx. 4.000 €*)
    3rd Prize: 9.000 PLN (approx. 2.000 €*)
    * The euro equivalent of prizes has been given according to the exchange rate of the National Bank of Poland on the day of the competition announcement.
    All prizes are given in their gross amounts.
  2. The first performance of the awarded compositions will be on December 7th, 2012 in The Arthur Rubinstein Łódź Philharmonic.
  3. The jury reserves the right to divide the prizes as it sees fit.


IV. JURY

  1. The members of the jury:
    Zygmunt Krauze (Poland) – Chairman
    Agustin Charles (Spain)
    Paul Patterson (United Kingdom)
    Chen Yi (China, USA)
  2. Results of the competition will be announced in the second half of September 2012.


V. APPLICATIONS

  1. The score should be submitted anonymously, bearing a letter or digit code.
  2. The score should be sent along with proof of payment of the registration fee and a sealed envelope, bearing the same code as the score.  It must include the following information:
    a) first name and surname of the composer,
    b) date and place of birth,
    c) nationality,
    d) address, telephone number, e-mail
    e) a declaration that the submitted work has been composed after December 31st, 2009, is unpublished, has never been performed in public and has not been awarded a prize in any other competition.
  3. Scores should be sent to the following address:
    4th Grażyna Bacewicz International Composer Competition
    The Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź
    32 Gdańska St., 90-716 Łódź, Poland. 
    The deadline for sending scores is  August 31st, 2012 (the postmark is decisive).

VI. REGISTRATION  FEE

  1. The registration fee for each score is 40 €.
  2. The amount is to be paid to the bank account of
    The Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź
    32 Gdańska St., 90-716 Łódź, Poland
    ING Bank Slaski SA
    IBAN:   PL 57 1050 1461 1000 0090 3005 4044
    SWIFT/BIC: INGBPLPW
    with a note:
    4th G. Bacewicz International Composer Competition and the composer’s name and surname. 
  3. All banking charges and commissions must be covered by the applicant. Please, make sure that the amount  that will reach the account will be precisely the same as required (see article VI.1).
  4. Cheques will not be accepted.
  5. The registration fee will not be refunded.


VII. CLOSING RESOLUTIONS

  1. Entering the competition means that each participant agrees to the above rules.
  2. Scores not fulfilling requirements defined by the rules will not be accepted to the competition.  
  3. Scores are not to be returned to the composers.
  4. Winners of the competition are obliged to prepare parts and send them at their expense in due time, determined by the competition organizers.
  5. In the case of non-standard instruments in a solo part, the composer of an awarded piece is obliged to recommend a soloist. The organizers will cover costs of the soloist’s travel within Europe.

CONTACT   
international@amuz.lodz.pl


      

    

         
Sławomir Kaczorowski  - Director of  the Competition
Dorota Rossowska – Secretary of the Competition

The project has been funded with support from             Honorary patronage
the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

                    


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