THE AZRIELI FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR CANADA’S LARGEST PRIZE FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC COMPOSITION
Following the triumphant inaugural launch of the Azrieli Music Prizes in 2014, the Azrieli Foundation is again searching for composers to receive two substantial prizes:
– The Azrieli Commissions for Jewish Music – $50,000 CAD to a Canadian composer for a new orchestral work. Submission deadline: May 7, 2017.
– The Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music – $50,000 CAD to an international composer for the best orchestral work written in the last ten years. Submission deadline: November 5, 2017.
In addition to the cash prize, both works will be performed by a major Canadian orchestra at a Gala Event in the fall of 2018 and will receive a commercial quality recording. Altogether, the combined prize, performance, recording and their promotion rank the Azrieli Music Prizes as the richest in Canada, with a combined value of over $700,000 CAD.
In 2016, composers Wlad Marhulets (Poland/USA) and Brian Current (Canada) received the first Azrieli Music Prizes. Their works were performed by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under maestro Kent Nagano. This September in Prague both pieces will be recorded by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro Steven Mercurio.
The Azrieli Music Prizes are specifically in search of a creative and critical response to the question “What is Jewish Music?” The international jury – comprised of world-leading composers, conductors and scholars – is seeking submissions that display the highest level of artistry and music excellence in answering this question.
The 2018 Prizes call for submissions is now open. Proposals are accepted, without entry fee, from composers of all faiths, backgrounds, affiliations and experience levels. For submission details, please visit www.azrielifoundation.org/music
ABOUT THE AZRIELI FOUNDATION
For 25 years, the Azrieli Foundation has quietly funded institutions as well as operated programs on the ground. The Foundation supports music and the arts, scientific and medical research, higher education, youth empowerment and school perseverance, architecture, Holocaust education and quality of life initiatives for people with developmental disabilities. www.azrielifoundation.org
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