This is a competition of international standing, which highlights Lithuania’s forward-looking cultural stature and provides the best environment for cultural exchange on the highest level. Dobrinka Tabakova, BBC Concert Orchestra composer-in-residence
I find this project to be highly unique, moving, and extremely important. The organizational committee, the orchestra musicians, and the conductor did their job superbly. Ayal Adler, composer & pianist
I truly believe this competition will soon find itself firmly established as one of the great events of its type. Charles Philip Daniels Torres, winner of the 2nd Future Symphony Competition
Future Symphony Orchestra 1

The 3rd International Composition Competition for Symphony Orchestra “Future Symphony” is a unique initiative of young musicians, striving to stimulate the evolution of symphonic tradition.

The main objective of the competition is to encourage young composers all around the globe to write symphonic music and provide an opportunity to hear their compositions live. 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 will perform 5 to 7 best scores in the final concert in the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall on September 9th 2022.

Future Symphony Orchestra 2

Scores will be judged by international professional composers, conductors and musicologists:
Mārtiņš Viļums (Latvia/Lithuania)
Yannis Kyriakides (Cyprus/The Netherlands)
Justė Janulytė (Lithuania)
Modestas Pitrėnas (Lithuania)
Gediminas Gelgotas (Lithuania)
Ayal Adler (Israel)

The Grand Prix is a 1500 € cash prize and a performance by the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) in the season of 2022–23. The other 2–3 best composers will be awarded Laureate diplomas and will share a 1500 € prize fund in equal parts. Furthermore, all finalists will receive professional recordings of their pieces.


April 11th, 2022 - 8:00 pm
Collaboration with LNSO
This year the Grand Prix winning composition will be performed by the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) in the season 2022–2023.

This exclusive opportunity is made possible by Mr. Modestas Pitrenas, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the LNSO, and Mrs. Rūta Prusevičienė, General Director of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society (Filharmonija).
March 1st, 2022 - 6:00 pm
Registration to the 3rd "Future Symphony" Competition
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Lietuvos kultūros taryba, Asociacija LATGA, Mr. Gediminas Kuprevičius, Vilniaus miesto savivaldybė, Lithuanian National Philharmonic (Filharmonija) and Saulius Karosas Foundation for making #FutureSymphonyCompetition possible!

Their generosity enables us to reduce the application fee to 50 EUR. There is no early application fee anymore.

The opening of the registration platform is postponed. It will open up by March 10th.

We kindly remind you, that the score submission deadline is the 30th of June.

For Participants

Composers who are willing to participate in the competition must submit the application form by June 30th 2022.

Application fee – 50 €

Before applying, please carefully read the Regulations of the Competition.

Sponsors and Partners


Event organizer:
PI „Muzikinis pirštas“
Project management:
Adomas Morkūnas-Budrys –
Danielius Tuita –
Jurgis Kubilius –
Orchestra management:
Džiugas Daugirda –
Communication assistance:
Salomėja Petronytė –
Social Media: Web design & administration:
Cornelius Kummer –