RSNO Composers’ Hub 2020 Open call for Polish Composers

IAMThe Adam Mickiewicz Institute invites young Polish composers to take part in the open call for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Composers' Hub 2020.

Aimed at composers in the early stages of their career, the RSNO Composers’ Hub is a fantastic opportunity to write for orchestra in a range of different contexts, develop skills and creative relationships, as well as acquiring an understanding of the business of a major arts organisation.

Now in its sixth year, up to five emerging UK-based composers and one Polish composer will be chosen to join the Composers’ Hub and spend the 2020:21 season with the RSNO. In order to reflect the current challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Composers’ Hub will function differently. The Composers’ Hub members will still have the incredible opportunity of writing a work for the RSNO, but, additionally, each composer will work closely with a few members of the RSNO to discuss ideas and techniques and to develop a short piece for those musicians. Out of these meetings, each composer will write a seven to ten-minute piece for full symphony. Online coaching sessions will commence in October 2020. An in person induction will be held in January 2021, with further digital mentorship sessions taking place between January 2021 and June 2021. The scheme will culminate in a public workshop in the RSNO Centre in Glasgow, June 2021, from which one work will be chosen to be performed in the RSNO’s 2021:22

Composers must submit a CV, a one-page letter explaining how they will benefit from the scheme and two examples of their own compositions. One-page letter and CV should be in English. Composition examples should be sent with PDFs of scores (preferably at least one for full orchestra) and sound samples. MIDI files or similar are acceptable where recordings are unavailable. Applications should be emailed to Julia Ablewska This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Only applications submitted by email will be accepted.

The application deadline for Polish composers is 23.59 on Wednesday, 14 October 2020.

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