Welcome to our February Newsletter. In this issue, we have news about our membership; opportunities for composers; Lyrics Magazine request; New Music Concerts; a Forum on music law as well as the usual reminder of opportunities.
As always, do let me know of any newsworthy items, for the next issue, that would help you to publicise your events in or after April 2018. Likewise, if you hear of any composers’ or performers’ opportunities, just send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notices have been sent out to all current members to renew their membership for the coming year. If anyone did not renew last year, for whatever reason, I may not have sent them the notice, so I would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to become a member for the next year. Fees are still very reasonable, only R200 per year, or R150 if you apply before the end of February. All students or non-wage earners qualify to pay only R100 for the year. Contact me with a completed application form and proof of payment.
2nd INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2018
The Appassionato Ensemble is asking for pieces for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano, duration 7 to 15 minutes, or subset of this ensemble. All ages are welcome to apply by 21 March.
For full information, please visit the website.
9th International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition
This will be held at the Prague Conservatory in the Czech Republic from 22 to 30 July, 2018. This competition was founded in order to extol the great accomplishments of the composer Antonín Dvořák, and to discover and raise-up young, talented composers who can carry on the historical musical legacy. The composition committee intends to support the selected composers’ continued development by providing composition commissions, as well as recording and performance opportunities. For more detailed information regarding the competition please download information and refer to the competition webpage.
5th Antonio Smareglia International Composition Competition
The Accademia di Studi Pianistici "Antonio Ricci” of Udine, ITALY announce the 5th Antonio Smareglia International Composition Competition. Please download for detailed information.
Lyrics Magazine – Advertisment
Matete Mahlare is looking for freelance writers so that the Lyrics Magazine can be launched. Please download for details and reply to her at email@example.com.
New Music Concerts
In 2011 Liesl Stoltz embarked on a post-doctoral project to promote South African classical composers and specifically their work for flute. The project was a great success with performances and workshops locally and abroad notably at the 2017 International Flute Festival in Paris, France. The composers whose works were included were Stefans Grove, Hendrik Hofmeyr, Alexander Johnson, Peter Klatzow, Paul Hanmer, Paul Loeb van Zuilenberg, Roelof Temmingh and Braam du Toit. The purpose of this new project is to continue on the same journey; to promote South African music, but this time round focusing on the younger generation of South African composers. The programme includes works by Conrad Asman, Robert Fokkens, Adrian More and Jan-Hendrik Harley performed by Liesl Stoltz (flute), Peter Martens (cello) and José Dias (piano).
11 March 11:00 | kykNET Fismer | 60min | Prebooked tickets are R110; or tickets are available at the door for R130.
Bookings via Computicket
South African works for piano, clarinet and violin
With: Arthur Feder, Clare Loveday & Andile Khumalo (composers), Waldo Alexander (violin), Mareli Stolp (piano) & Morné van Heerden (clarinet)
Enjoy the world première of two works for piano, clarinet and violin by South African composers Clare Loveday and Arthur Feder. Loveday is fast emerging as one of the most significant and innovative composers of her generation. Feder, who recently completed his music studies at Stellenbosch University, is a fresh voice that engages influences and styles across the spectrum of South African music. The programme closes with works for solo clarinet by Andile Khumalo, a South African composer and music lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, and duets for piano and clarinet by Clare Loveday. The music is fresh, exciting, captivating and 100% homegrown.
11 March 18:00 | kykNET Fismer | 60min | Prebooked tickets are R110; or tickets are available at the door for R130.
Bookings via Computicket
Forum: Music Law, Business and Contracts
Basadi Hatella Pele is hosting a forum titled Music Law, Business & Contracts with specific focus on the music industry. This workshop aims to look into the industry and see what we can do to educate our artists on business law and the industry. This high profile forum will take place at Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, Boksburg on the 26th March 2018.
Please download for full details and registration form.
Reminder of Opportunities
2. International Composition Competition, Città di Udine
The rules and conditions of the new international composition competition "Città di Udine" (12 Edition) are online on Taukay music publishing house website.
There are two sections:
- compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument
- electroacoustic music
Deadline: March 31st 2018
For further information, visit their website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Hélianthe contest, 2nd Edition
This is a request for a pedagogical music piece of at most 4 minutes long which has a link to another type of art (free choice). The piece should be for alto saxophone which can be alone or accompanied by piano, percussion, theatre, dance, video or audio file (4 channels max with stereo reduction mandatory). The composition (including accompaniment) should be playable by young musicians from 1 to 6 years of practice, corresponding at ABRSM levels 1 to 5.
Composition(s) submission(s) deadline is 1 April 2018. Registration fee is 10 € per composition.
For more information, visit their website and download the application form.
4. Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition
Composers younger than 40 years can submit pieces for piano that are suitable for children and young adults.
Deadline: 15 August 2018.
The prize money totals 10,000 Euros.
For further details, please download information sheet and visit their website.