Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition

The competition is open to all composers born after August 15th, 1978. Participants who were awarded prizes in 2010, 2013 and 2016 are no longer eligible to enter.

The submitted score should be composed for this competition. The composition must not be older than three years and should not have been performed privately or publicly, copied, distributed, broadcasted or made accessible on the internet.

The composition should be written for one piano (solo or for more than one pianist), and can include all facets of the instrument.

It is of great importance that the pieces be appropriate in their level of difficulty for children / young adults and be suitable for pedagogical use. Therefore the pianistic difficulties and musical challenges should be conceived with children / young adults in mind.

The score is expected to be comprehensible and clear. Instructions for performance 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.


Michael Jarrell
Isabel Mundry
Robert HP Platz
Rebecca Saunders
Marco Stroppa

Date limite: 
Wednesday 15 August 2018