New York Dance & Arts Innovations

New York Dance & Arts Innovations Inc. (NYDAI) is a not-for-profit organization established with the aim of multi-national creative support and promotion of the performing, visual and literary arts.

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4th International “New Vision” Composition Competition for String Quartet in memory of Krzysztof Penderecki
The 23rd International Chopin and Friends Festival in NYC proudly announce the The 4th International “New Vision” Composition Competition for String Quartet in memory of Krzysztof Penderecki. Submitted compositions will be judged by Argus String Quartet and students of Professor Penderecki: Zaid Jabri(Syria/Poland), Łukasz Pieprzyk(Poland),
and Artistic Director of the Chopin and Friends Festival – Jakub Polaczyk (Poland/USA).
The Grand Prize winner will be awarded cash prize 400$Submission Guidelines

4th International Composition Competition New Vision 2021

Eligibility:

Eligible composers are those who are in the early to middle stages of developing an international career and for whom this prize would represent a significant career opportunity. Submitted works may have received premieres or/and performances in the past.

Instrumentation:
String Quartet

Length:
Compositions may not exceed 8 minutes in length.

Materials for Submission:
Applications will only be accepted via google forms:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmDh1sVAY3gpFkPLQYmfOyiwItelMgsh-BIFIkligGnzSlJg/viewform?usp=pp_url

Competition is anonymous. Composers may apply with 2 pieces under different pseudonyms.

Full score (PDF format only): composer’s name should not be on the score, as scores will be reviewed anonymously by composer’s pseudonym.

Paypal Receipt of application fee submission should be also included in the application.
Optional Audio recording of the piece (MIDI rendering is acceptable). Program notes of the piece and connection with the competition title.
Entry Fee: Donation to NYDAI $20 each composition. Composers may submit up to 2 works (one in each category). Payment accepted online via PayPal under donation payment link on the NYDAI website. Please include your receipt through the application form with composition title.

Judging:

Jury will choose First Prize, Second and Third, possible honorable mentions. First Prize winner will be performed during 23rd Chopin and Friends Festival in NYC, November 19, 2021 at the Polish Consulate in NYC by acclaimed String Quartet: Argus Quartet.

Deadline:

Submissions must be time-stamped by September 1, 2021, 11:59pm EST.

Winners will be announced by September 20, 2021. Winning piece will be recorded during the festival. Please direct all inquiries to NYDAI Inc.: new.york.dance.and.innovations@gmail.com.

Read More About Previous Competitions Here.

Isolation and Connectivity Conversation Series

The theme of the XXII International Chopin and Friends Festival was “Isolation and Connectivity”. During the festival our artistic director Jakub Polaczyk led short online chats with composers, artists, and the winner of the competition. You can view these on NYDAI’s  Youtube Channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0eexGnZdFST8PF3XTp5Tng

News

New York and Warsaw Side by Side, an article by Katarzyna Buczkowska for our online Magazine.Art

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