FUTURE SYMPHONY
2ND INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPOSITION COMPETITION
FOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Welcome!

„Remarkably unique and youthful project that is of utmost significance. The organisational committee, the orchestra musicians and the conductor did their job superbly.“
Ayal Adler (Israel), composer

„There are no other competitions in Lithuania like this one, which is extremely important for young composers“
Gediminas Gelgotas (Lithuania), composer and conductor


„Future Symphony“ – 2nd international composition competition for symphony orchestra – is an initiative of young musicians who care about the evolution of symphonic tradition.

The main objective of the „Future Symphony“ competition is to provide an opportunity for young composers all around the globe to try themselves out in the field of symphonic music. The competition seeks to discover new talents as well as to educate the new generation of musicians and develop an international bond between different cultures.

Composers from all around the world at the age of 18–35 can apply to the competition.

Future Symphony Orchestra
Future Symphony Orchestra (FSO) – is an orchestra brought together specifically for this competition and made up of young professional Lithuanian musicians. During the 1st „Future Symphony“ competition in 2018, FSO performed 7 scores created by young composers and received praise from the jury as well as international professional musicians.
The goal of FSO is to prepare and perform the scores of the young composers. The orchestra also strives to educate young musicians with the subtleties of contemporary music and to introduce new trends of symphonic music to the people of Lithuania.

will perform up to 10 best scores at the final concert. The concert will be held on September 17th 2020, 7:00 PM in the Lithuanian National Philharmonic hall.

Scores will be judged by international professional composers, conductors and musicologists:
Raminta Šerkšnytė (Lithuania)
Ayal Adler (Israel)
Lina Navickaitė-Martinelli (Lithuania)
Andris Dzenītis (Latvia)
Gediminas Gelgotas (Lithuania)
Dobrinka Tabakova (Bulgaria / UK)

Best scores will be awarded prizes of:
1st place – 1000 Eur
2nd place – 700 Eur
3rd place – 500 Eur

Prizewinners will have an opportunity to work with Lithuania‘s best music festivals as well as receive professional recordings of their pieces.

News

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September 18th, 2020 - 07:00 pm
Results of the final round
We are excited to announce the winners of the 2nd international music composition competition "Future Symphony"! Read more
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July 20th, 2020 - 10:00 pm
Results of the 1st Round
We are excited to announce 7 finalists of the 2nd Future Symphony Competition! Participants listed below proceed to the 2nd round of the competition: Read more
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July 11th, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Special prize for the best Lithuanian composition
The best Lithuanian composer this year will be awarded with a special prize founded by the competition’s main sponsor Saulius Karosas Foundation! Read more

For Participants

Registration
Composers who are willing to participate in the competition must submit the application form by June 5th 2020, 23:59 (EEST).
The participation fee until April 5th 2020 23:59 (EEST) is 50 EUR. The participation fee from April 6th 2020 onwards is 80 EUR.
The registration fee is returned to the composer only in the case of competition being cancelled.
By sending the application you agree with the Regulations of the Competition.
Score deadline
Every registered participant will be contacted and asked to submit by July 5th 23:59 (EEST), 2020:
  • a composition score in PDF format (requirements of the score can be found here)
  • an MP3 audio file (created with a music notation software).
For more information please see Regulations of the Competition.

Sponsors and Partners

Sponsors:

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Partners:

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Contacts

Event organizers:
PI „Muzikinis pirštas“
Project managers:
Adomas Morkūnas-Budrys –
Danielius Tuita –
Jurgis Kubilius –
Orchestra manager:
Džiugas Daugirda –
E-mail:
Facebook: Web design:
Cornelius Kummer – www.corny.me