the matan givol international
composers competition 2019

Meitar Ensemble announces the 4th Matan Givol International Composers Competition:

Composers from all over the world are invited to present works for Meitar Ensemble.
The competition is an open call for composers of all ages and nationalities.
The promotion of New Chamber and Ensemble Music was Meitar Ensemble’s goal and ambition for many years. In its Fourth edition the Competition continues to grow in format and exposure as it will have a public final round for the first time.

I. Prize for the winning Compositions

The 3-4 pieces that will qualify to the final stage will be performed and live recorded in a concert on June 26th 2019 in the Israel Conservatory, Tel Aviv.

Two prizes will be awarded: 1st prize, 1,500 Euros and 2nd prize, 500 Euros (gross sums).

II. Conditions for entry and application

  • There are no age limit or nationality restrictions for composers.

  • Instruments: The compositions submitted for the competition must be written for a piano trio: Violin, cello & piano. Usage of prepared piano should be discussed with the ensemble.

  • No usage of additional instruments (instruments which are not on the list, live electronics, etc.) is allowed.

  • Scores submissions via email only. Scores will not be accepted if they do not meet the conditions for entry.

  • The works duration must be between 8 to 15 minutes.

  • Pieces that have won awards in other competitions will not be accepted, never the less, pieces subjected to the competition are not obliged to be new compositions.

  • The jury’s decision is final and cannot be legally challenged. Furthermore, the jury reserves the right to award no prize.

  • The results of the first round of the Competition will be announced on the web site and the social networks no later than May 15th 2019. The results of the final round will be announced on June 29th, 2019.

  • Deadline for entries: The scores, the registration application and the enclosed documents must be sent no later than April 1st 2019 (23:59 Jerusalem time) to the following email address:

A complete application will have the following items:  

  1. A full online Application Form (see at bottom of the page)

  2. Scores (in PDF form) to be under pseudonym (the committee will not receive the participants names) + Short description of the work

  3. An artistic and academic curriculum

  4. A copy of the Entry Fee payment document (see below)

Deadline for submission of complete applications: April 1st 2019 (23:59 Jerusalem Time)

III. Entry Fee

The composition must be submitted along with an entry fee of 35 Euro plus comission. The sum should be paid by PayPal:

  • A copy of the payment document must be included with the application.

  • The entry fees are non-refundable.

  • Cheques and credit cards will not be accepted.

IV. Meitar Ensemble will not be able to consider works that do not conform to the guidelines outlined above

V. Participation in the Competition implies the unconditional acceptance of this announcement, as well as consent for the use of the contestant’s personal data (name, nationality, age, cv, etc). Submissions, which do not meet the conditions or deadlines specified above, will not be considered

Email address for entries:

online application

The Matan Givol International Composers Competition 2019

Name *
Address *
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Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Acceptance of Terms *
I, the composer and the undersigned, understand the above rules and guidelines/regulations on this document and agree to abide by them. I, the composer and the undersigned understand that I, the composer and the undersigned, am responsible for all applicable copyrights on any material that I submit. I, the composer and the undersigned understand that Meitar Ensemble is not responsible for materials submitted and assumes no liability thereof. I, the composer and the undersigned, understand that the entry fee is non-refundable. I, the composer and the undersigned, understand that the jury reserves the right to award no prize. I, the composer and the undersigned, understand that all decisions by the competition jury are final and cannot be legally challenged. I, the composer and the undersigned, hereby release Meitar Ensemble from any liability incurred in the process of the Matan Givol Composers Competition
Date of Application *
Date of Application