Conditions for Participation
a) The competition is open to all composers born after August 15th, 1975.
Winners of the 2010 and 2013 editions are no longer eligible to enter.
b) The submitted score will preferably have been composed primarily for this competition.
It must not be older than three years and must not have already been utilized (in particular copied, distributed, performed publicly, broadcasted or made accessible on the internet).
c) Each composer may submit only one entire score, not just in part.
Details of the composition
The score should be for one piano (for one or more pianists), and can include all facets and possibilities of the instrument.
The pieces should be of a level of difficulty suitable for children/young adults and should be practically realizable in piano lessons.
The score is expected to be comprehensible and clear. Performance instructions must be written in German or English.
The piece or group of pieces is expected to have a total length of between 6 and 15 minutes.
a) The participants are to anonymously send an envelope which is to be marked on the outside with a freely chosen five-digit code which does not give any indication to the identity of the participant. The envelope should contain:
1. six copies of the piano score (all anonymous, the composer’s name should not appear on the score), each annotated with the same five-digit code.
2. an additional sealed envelope marked with the same code and containing the composer’s personal data, a short curriculum vitae and two recent photos.
b) All entries must be postmarked no later than August 15th, 2015 and should be addressed to:
Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
Institut Ludwig van Beethoven
Deadline: 15 Aug 2015