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Yvar Mikhashoff Pianist/Composer Commissioning Project

ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 15, 2017 at 11:59PM (EST)

Yvar Mikhashoff Pianist/Composer Commissioning Project

The Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music is pleased to announce the guidelines for the eleventh annual international competition for pianist/composer collaborations. The goal of the competition is to encourage the composition and performance of new works for solo piano reflecting and continuing the legacy of the distinguished American pianist, Yvar Mikhashoff (1941-1993). The winning composer and pianist, who apply together as a team, will receive $4,000 (USD) each. The composer will write a new piece for piano solo, with or without electronics; this work will then be premiered by the pianist between January and September 2018. The competition is limited to applicants, both pianists and composers, born on or after January 1, 1983. For complete submission details, please go to: www.mikhashofftrust.org

Questions by email only to Amy Williams, Competition Coordinator (amy@mikhashofftrust.org).

Keuris Composers Contest

The 3rd Keuris Composers Contest invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate with compositions for youth symphony orchestra or piano trio (violin, cello and piano). The compositions should be written for the youth; challenging, but accessible and playable. All participating compositions will be anonymously judged. Six nominated pieces (each category three) will be performed by Amersfoort Youth Orchestra and Keuris Ensemble during the Final Concert.

The Final Concert of the 3rd Keuris Composers Contest will take place on 12 May 2018 in Flint, Amersfoort (Keuris’ place of birth), The Netherlands.

Deadline for entries is 1 February 2018.
For information about the application, see here or visit www.keuriscompetition.com

Nordic Music Days – Call For Scores, Helsinki 2018

Call for scores. The Nordic Music Days 2018 will be held in Helsinki under the theme of Unity.

“In the world that is cracking into segments, the Nordic Music Days 2018 is looking for unity. In an age when cultural and political divisions between people get ever deeper, art music cannot go hiding in a ghetto – it must come out to the world. However, it will not suffice to only impress – art music must also be impressed by the world around us. Letting new ideas in will help us to bring new ideas out. Nordic Music Days 2018 will look for unity of music by embracing different genres and views, without sacrificing the artistic quality and ambition. To accept our differences is a common Nordic strength – that brings us unity.”

You can submit works in many different categories. Deadline for submissions is September 19th.

More information on the submission website of the Nordic Music Days. 

Office closed 2 weeks in summer

Office closed: July 17-21 and July 31-August 4.

Our office will be closed two weeks this summer due to holidays. Our web shop will be open and there should be no problems in downloading sheet music as PDF files.

The L.A Philharmonic´s Reykjavik Festival: Documentary

RÚV in collaboration with IMX have prepared a short documentary on the L.A Philharmonic´s Reykjavik Festival, that was held in April. The festival showcased the best of contempoary Icelandic music for 10 days in Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA.

Click here to read more and veiw the documentary:

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The Infinite String Quartet by Úlfur Eldjárn

The Infinite String Quartet by Úlfur Eldjárn will be featured at Design March in Reykjavík 2015. Here’s the official trailer from the festival!