6th International Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
For the 6th time, the Ludwig van Beethoven Department of Piano in Music Education at the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna is inviting to the Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition.
The task is to write a piano work in a contemporary tonal language that is easily realizable for piano lessons and thus provides young players with adequate artistic access to the music of the present.
The upcoming edition welcomes Michael Jarrell, Elena Mendoza, Isabel Mundry, Miroslav Srnka and Marco Stroppa as jury members.
The competition prizes are €6 500, €4 500 and €3 500. The award-winning pieces will be published in cooperation with Universal Edition. Audio recordings of these works will also be published on the mdw media library.
Composers up to the age of 40 are invited to submit pieces digitally. The deadline for submissions is 20 September 2024. The performances, the public judging process and the decision will take place from 4-7 February 2025 in English in the Fanny Hensel Hall of the mdw and online via live stream.
Information about the modalities and procedure of the competition as well as the possibility of submitting can be found here.