Composing Music

I CREATION / MIVOS COMPOSITION PRIZE

for Chinese composers
Applications open November 1, 2020

Mivos Quartet and I Creation are pleased to present the 4th Biennial I Creation/ Mivos Quartet Prize for Chinese Composers 2020. The competition is designed to promote string quartet works by talented emerging composers of Chinese descent worldwide. The winner will receive a US $1000 cash award and performances by Mivos Quartet in New York City and Hong Kong in the 2021/22 concert season.

FAQ

PREVIOUS WINNERS

2014: Ke Xu, “Tai Chi”
2016: Weijun Chen, “Canoe”
2018: Melina Tsui, “String Quartet No. 2”

ELIGIBILITY

Emerging Chinese composers are invited to apply. There are no restrictions on candidates’ current country of residence. Mivos Quartet defines an emerging composer as a composer who is in the early to middle stages of developing an international career, and for whom this prize would represent a noteworthy career opportunity.

APPLICATION FEE

Applications fee: $20


Payment can be sent to mivosquartet@gmail.com through Paypal. Please include in the subject line "I Creation Application Fee" along with the applicant's name.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications will only be accepted via email, to icreationprize@gmail.com

Compositions must be scored for 2 violins, viola and cello, and may not exceed 30 minutes in length.


Works involving electronics and other media will not be accepted at this time.

EMAIL ATTACHMENTS

  • Cover letter, pdf or MS Word format (must include applicant’s name, address, phone number, and email, plus the title, duration and year of the composition)

  • Artistic resumé or CV

  • Program notes*

  • Full score (do not include parts). Files must be in pdf format. Composers name should not be included in the score (scores will be reviewed anonymously).

  • Audio recording of the piece (MIDI rendering is acceptable). Files must be in mp3 format.*

* not required, but strongly recommended

DEADLINE AND RESULT

Submissions must be time-stamped by February 1, 2021, 11:59pm EST.

The competition will take place in two rounds. A maximum of 5 finalists will be notified via email by March 1, 2021.


The competition winner will be notified via email by March 15, 2021 and announced via newsletter, social media, etc. soon after.

MIVOS QUARTET

“one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles”
(The Chicago Reader)

INQUIRIES

For inquiries, please contact:
Office for the Competition
I CREATION
Tel: 852-2577 8815
icreationprize@gmail.com

Tel +852 2577 8815

Fax +852 2576 3810

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