Ricordi Berlin relaunches the Ricordilab composers competition


After the immense success of the first two editions, Ricordi Berlin has decided to relaunch its ricordilab composers competition. The program will provide the opportunity for emerging composers to participate in a three-year collaboration with the publishing house which will publish selected works, ensure international promotion and support winners with expertise in the music industry.

Ricordi Berlin is looking for composers from diverse backgrounds with promising and unique compositional voices to enrich its list. Works for the stage are particularly welcome.

A new group of associated partners, including Bamberg Symphony, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Orchester National d’Auvergne, ensemble mosaik, riot ensemble, Beethovenfest Bonn, Campus Grafenegg, Oper Frankfurt and Fondazione Haydn di Bolzano e Trento have agreed to present the works of the winners. IDAGIO, the leading media and streaming partner, will also help boost the digital profiles of artists.

In a new partnership with ricordilab, the Goethe-Institut will extend the international scope of the competition: winners from developing and transition countries will receive a scholarship for a residency in Germany, which includes travel costs and allowances as well as an order. which will be created by the mosaic ensemble, Berlin.

a Advisory board internationally renowned experts including Heribert Germeshausen (Intendant of Oper Dortmund), Paul Hughes (Director of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and of the BBC Singers), Mark Sattler (Dramaturg of Lucerne Festival), Julia Spinola (journalist) and Julia wolfe (composer) will consult the editor.

The application period is from November 15, 2021 to January 15, 2022, and the winners will be announced in September 2022. The competition is open to all composers born after August 31, 1982. Applicants must submit three compositions: a work for ensemble, a work for large ensemble and a work for orchestra. Ricordi Berlin is also accepting applications for scenic works. For more information, please visit www.ricordi.com/ricordilab.

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