Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition
We are looking for piano pieces written for children and young adults which, although limited in their technical difficulty, remain uncompromising in their artistic aim; pieces written with a contemporary compositional technique which offer the young student stimulus, insight and new experiences: experiences about oneself and the world in which we live.
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.
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).
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.