Six world premieres will take place during the final concert of the 1st Mieczysław Karłowicz International Composers' Competition. The pieces selected in the first stage will compete for the prize pool of PLN 100,000. Premiere of the concert will be held on Friday, 19 March 2021 at 7.00 p.m. on the Szczecin Philharmonic Facebook and YouTube channels.
The Competition was open to composers of all ages and nationalities. The subject of the Competition was a composition for the symphonic orchestra of a duration between 9 up to 12 minutes. All submitted works had to be original, unpublished, not previously performed in public and not awarded a prize in any other competition.
The jury has reviewed 176 works from Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, and the USA. The following works have been selected to the finals of the 1st Mieczysław Karłowicz International Composers' Competition: Borealis by Tomas Peire-Serrate, Helix Nebula by Andrzej Szachowski, Iluzje by Adam Porębski, Rumori by Tomasz Szczepanik, Sunrise in Hyangil Am by Choi Jin Seok, Symphonic Dystopia by Claudio Passilongo.
The finalist works will have their first performance during a concert in the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin scheduled for 19 March 2021. After the concert, the jury will announce its final decision, while additional prizes of the Philharmonic Orchestra and Audience of the Szczecin Philharmonic will also be awarded.
More information: https://karlowiczcompetition.pl/