FUTURE
SYMPHONY
3RD INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPOSITION COMPETITION
FOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Welcome!

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
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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.

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Compositions for the final concert were chosen by the 1st round jury committee:
Vykintas Baltakas (chairman, Lithuania)
Jānis Petraškevičs (Latvia)
Rita Mačiliūnaitė (Lithuania)
Modestas Barkauskas (Lithuania)

The chosen scores will be judged by the 2nd round jury committee of 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.

News

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Results of the FSC'22 Final Round
September 11th, 2022 - 10:00 pm

On September 9th, the final concert of the 3rd International Music Composition Competition for Symphony Orchestra “Future Symphony“ took place at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall. Five world premieres were performed by Future Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Adomas Morkūnas-Budrys.

The Grand Prix – Jasper de Bock (The Netherlands 🇳🇱) with the composition „Was auch geschieht?“. The Composer received a 1500 € cash prize. His composition is going to be performed once more by the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra (Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Modestas Pitrėnas).

Laureate diplomas – Roman Czura (Poland 🇵🇱 / Germany 🇩🇪) with the composition „Black is Black“ & Przemysław Scheller with the composition „Beyond the Threshold“. The two shared the prize pool of 1500 € in equal parts.

Saulius Karosas Foundation Special Prize “for the best Lithuanian author” – Lukas Butkus (Lithuania 🇱🇹) with the composition „Agalma“.

Audience Sympathy Prize – David John Roche (United Kingdom 🇬🇧 / Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿) with the composition „Edges of Sincerity“.

Future Symphony Orchestra Sympathy Prize – Jasper de Bock (The Netherlands 🇳🇱) with the composition „Was auch geschieht?“.

The 3rd Future Symphony Competition has received 22 scores from 14 different countries: Australia, China, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom and United States of America.

Compositions for the final concert were selected by the 1st round jury committee: composer and conductor Vykintas Baltakas (chairman, Lithuania), composer Jānis Petraškevičs (Latvia), conductor Modestas Barkauskas (Lithuania) and composer Rita Mačiliūnaitė (Lithuania).

Winners were selected by the 2nd round jury committee: composer and musicologist Mārtiņš Viļums (chairman, Latvia/Lithuania), composer and sound artist Yannis Kyriakides, composer and musicologist Justė Janulytė (Lithuania), conductor Modestas Pitrėnas (Lithuania), composer and pianist Ayal Adler (Israel) and conductor and composer Gediminas Gelgotas (Lithuania).

The live broadcast of the final concert from the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall can be rewatched on our YouTube channel. Furthermore, the concert recording will be broadcast by LRT KLASIKA.

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Live Stream of the FSC'22 Final Concert
September 8th, 2022 - 6:00 pm

Tickets to the final concert of the Competition are sold out! The premiere evening is tomorrow, September 9th, the concert will start at 6:30 p.m.

For those who did not manage to register for tickets, we will organize a live broadcast – starting tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. you will find it at the top of our page at

Later, a recording of the concert will be played on the air of the official broadcaster of the competition, LRT KLASIKA. We look forward to meeting you live or on the airwaves!


This project is financed by the Lithuanian Council for Culture, Association LATGA and Vilnius City Municipality. Founding sponsor: Mr. Gediminas Kuprevičius.

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Meet the finalists of FSC'22!
August 23rd, 2022 - 8:00 pm

The finalists of this years edition of the Future Symphony Competition hail from five different european countries:

The Netherlands 🇳🇱 – Lithuania 🇱🇹 – Poland 🇵🇱 – Germany 🇩🇪 – United Kingdom 🇬🇧 / Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

The musicians of Future Symphony Orchestra are already rehearsing the five pieces that will be premiered on the 9th of September in the Lithuanian National Philharmonic in Vilnius (Invitations to the final concert are available here).

Meanwhile, we invite you to get acquainted with the authors' biographies which you will find at:

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.

The registration is now closed. Thank you for your participation!

Sponsors and Partners

Contacts

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