the matan givol international
composers competition 2017

Meitar Ensemble announces the 2nd Matan Givol International Composers Competition.


Photo by Yoav Etiel


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. With this competition we take on yet another path to find those hidden jewels of New Music and bring them to the front stage .

I. Prize for the winning Composition

1,000 euro and one public performances on June 15th 2017. The piece will be conducted by Pierre-Andre Valade and recorded live.

II. Conditions for entry and application

  • There are no age limit or nationality restrictions for composers.
  • Instruments: The compositions submitted for the competition must use any combination of the following instrumentation, with a minimum of five performers: flute+picc, alt, oboe/ e.horn, clarinet+bass, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, d.bass, piano/ sampler, percussion: vibraphone, 4 octave marimba, glockenspiel, bass drum. Usage of prepared pianos should be discussed with the ensemble. 
  • No usage of additional instruments (percussion 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.
  • Deadline for entries: The scores, the registration application and the enclosed documents must be sent no later than April 30th 2017 (23:59 Jerusalem time) to the following email address: ceme.meitarensemble@gmail.com

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

  • The jury will consist of Meitar Ensemble members and the ensemble’s composer in residence, Mr. Philippe Leroux and the ensemble’s conductor in residence, Mr. Pierre-Andre Valade
  • The jury’s decision is final and cannot be legally challenged. Furthermore, the jury reserves the right to award no prize.
  • The entry fees are non-refundable.
  • The results of the Matan Givol International Composers Competition 2017 will be published on the web site www.meitar.net and the social networks no later than May 15th 2017.

Deadline for submission of complete applications: April 30th 2017 (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 score.
  • 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: ceme.meitarensemble@gmail.com


online application

The Matan Givol International Composers Competition 2016

Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
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