Previous Winners

2015 - Silver Awakening, by Polina Nazaykinskaya; Russia

 

2013 - Departure, by Paolo Boggio; Italy


2012 - Abaculi Quartet, by Alberto E. Colla; Italy

 

2011 - Monkey Face, by Ivan Bozicevic; Croatia

8th Annual Garth Newel Piano Quartet Composition Competition

FAQ

  • Is there an entry fee?
    • There is no entry fee.
  • Can I submit a work digitally?
    • Yes, you may send your materials to pianoquartet@garthnewel.org. Recordings that are too big can be sent via Dropbox or google drive. Just make sure you are sending it without your name attached, and that you include a PDF of your biographical and contact info labeled "do not open until after the results are determined". 
  • Do I need to send a recording?
    • Yes, you must send an audio realization of your work in order to be considered. We accept midi realizations as well as student readings of the work.
  • I have a recording of my piece in another version with different instrumentation. Can I send that as my recording, even though the submitted work is scored for piano quartet?
    • We ask that your recording be of the instrumentation that your submitted score calls for. If your work has been premiered, recorded, or published in another version/instrumentation without significant changes, then it is not eligible.
  • What do you consider a "professional premiere"?
    • By professional premiere, we mean a public performance of a work that was labeled and/or advertised as the "premiere" of that work. We also ask that the composition is a new work that has not been premiered by another ensemble in order to be eligible for this competition.
  • My composition has been self published. Is it still eligible?
    • If your composition has been made available for purchase or public distribution, it is not eligible.

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