Attention composers!

The Central European String Quartet announces an exciting international composition competition in 2020 to support and promote a new work of a talented and deserving composer of any nationality. There is no age limit.

Apply for the opportunity to have your work promoted and performed by the CESQ during the 2020/21 season at several important venues in Budapest, Hungary!

1st prize: 150.000 HUF
The winning composition will be performed by the Central European String Quartet at the Composition Competition’s Gala Concert at the New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival. UPDATE:
In case of unprecedented circumstances, the performance will take place at the 2021 edition of the festival. The Central European String Quartet will perform it at least two more times in the 2020/21 season. More venues to be announced soon!

*venues subject to change

2nd prize: 50.000 HUF
3rd prize: 35.000 HUF

Special Prizes:
- Participation at a composition master class of the Péter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation in 2020/2021
- Package of scores from Editio Musica Budapest
- More special prizes to be announced soon!

Application deadline:
30 April 2020
30 May 2020 (with a late application fee)

The competition rules may be found here:


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