BBN: Call for Scores

The award-winning Solem Quartet is looking for a composer to write an ambitious new work as part of Beethoven Bartók Now: Pioneers, to take place in Spring 2022. An adventurous six-part series, Beethoven Bartók Now brings together the late quartets of Beethoven and the quartets of Bartók, uniquely reimagined with music from composers of today.

The winner of the Call for Scores competition will receive a prize of £1500; their 15 minute work will interact with and respond to Bartók’s Quartet no. 1 and Beethoven’s Quartet no. 14, op. 131.

Application opens February 1st 2021 and closes at 11pm February 28th 2021.

To apply, please complete this online submission form:

and this anonymous equality and diversity monitoring form:

You will need to provide:

– Your CV

– Scores to two previous works (of any genre/ensemble), and audio/video recordings to those works if available

– Pay £10 entrance fee

Good luck!

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