Composition competition

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A composition competition is a competition for composers which , in contrast to a “normal” music competition, does not take place in front of a public audience and usually takes place in just one round. The participants submit one (or more) compositions in the required cast or on a specific topic, which will be evaluated by a jury. Usually the one to three best rated participants are awarded.

The most famous composition competition is the Concours Reine Elisabeth , in which a compulsory piece is to be composed for the music competition that follows. Other well-known composition competitions are:

Important prizes in composition competitions in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries were the Beethoven Prize and the Mendelssohn Prize .

See also


  • "Competitions", in: Deutscher Musikrat (ed.): Musik-Almanach 2007/08. Data and facts on musical life in Germany, Regensburg, ConBrio, 2006, pp. 523–579.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Website of the composition competition of the international competition "Franz Schubert and Modern Music" (accessed on November 27, 2015.)