Ricordi Berlin - Call for Young Composers

Deadline: 15 January 2019 23:45

After the great success of the first edition, Ricordi Berlin decided to continue its program to collaborate with young composers. Ricordilab will provide the opportunity for emerging composers to participate in a three-year collaboration with our publishing house from 2019 to 2022. Ricordi Berlin will publish selected works and provide international promotion for the successful applicants and will also support the laureates with expertise in the music business. We are looking for composers from various musical backgrounds with promising and unique compositional voices to enrich Ricordi Berlin’s roster. Works for stage are highly welcome.

Backed by our international associated partners, we are looking forward to supporting the career of the laureates. The associated partners agreed to feature more than one laureate more than once until the end of season 2022. Our new partners are: Bamberg Symphony, Festival Eight Bridges | Music for Cologne, International Music Festival Heidelberger Frühling and huddersfield contemporary music festival. If a laureate with stage works is selected, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden offers a traineeship for several weeks in one of their productions and the option for a commission for a new work for Semper Zwei. Semper Zwei is the small stage of Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, specializing in experiential and contemporary stage works.

An advisory board of internationally renowned experts will consult us in the selection process.

Advisory Board
Hervé Boutry Consultant, former director of Ensemble intercontemporain
Enrique Mazzola Artistic and Music Director of the Orchestre National d’Île de France and principal guest conductor of Deutsche Oper Berlin
Younghi Pagh-Paan Composer
Costa Pilavachi Former Senior Vice-President of Universal Music
Ilona Schmiel Executive and Artistic Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Melissa Smey Executive Director of Miller Theatre, New York

Please refrain from contacting members of the advisory board.

Terms and Conditions
Applicants must be born after August 31st, 1979
Applicants must submit 3 works (if applying with stage works: 4 works)
Each work has been performed or commissioned by at least one professional ensemble/orchestra
The work is not published yet
A recording (not necessarily commercial) of each work is required
Scores and parts need to be engraved with Finale or Sibelius
If applying with stage works, at least one of the works must be written for voice(s) with ensemble/orchestra
The works must be for the following instrumentation:
One work for ensemble (6-12 musicians)
One work for large ensemble (12 – 18 musicians)
One symphonic work (more than 18 musicians)
One work for stage (ad libitum)
 

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