In the context of the 11th International Chamber Music Competition "Franz Schubert and Modern Music" 2022, member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions and the Alink-Argerich-Foundation, contemporary compositions for piano trio, violin and violoncello are sought. The call for submissions aims to create new works for this chamber music genre.

The award-winning work will be programmed as a compulsory piece in the above-mentioned competition in February 2022 and will be performed several times.

The jury is composed of internationally renowned personalities (composers and instrumentalists):

Chia CHOU (chair)

Lucas FELS
Kae-Sun KANG

Conditions of participation

The competition is open to composers of all nations and to those who are stateless.

Age limit: 38 years (born after February 27, 1981)

Deadline: February 26, 2020

Prize money: € 5.000

A composition to be performed as a Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello is to be submitted with a maximum performance duration of 15 minutes.

Additional benefits

•The award-winning composition will be incorporated in the repertoire of the category Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello in the 11th International Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” as a compulsory piece. In the event of two prizewinning works, the choice will be left to the participants. In February 2022 the prizewinning works will be (premier) performed.*

•The 11th International Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” will be recorded. There will be a master recording of the prizewinning work performed by a selected ensemble.*

•The laureates will be invited to take part in the award ceremony. Travel and hotel expenses are being paid by the competition.

* In case the prize is being split, a performance of the work during the 11th FS&MM competition and the recording of the work cannot be guaranteed.

General Conditions

The work may neither already have been accepted for a premiere performance, nor been performed in public, nor been awarded a prize, nor been published until the end of the International Competition “Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne” 2022. Submissions will be presented in anonymised form to the jurors for evaluation. The jury is also free to split the prize and recognise two prizewinning works. The premiere performance is reserved for the 11th International Competition “Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne”. The official award ceremony will take place during this competition in February 2022 in Graz.

The amounts of prize money are stated as gross amounts. The amount actually paid out will be subject to the deduction of any taxes due in Austria, which have to be transferred by the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz directly to the tax office.

All compositions submitted will be named in the competition programme and incorporated in the library of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.