2018 COMPETITIONS GUIDE

The Azrieli Music Prizes
The Azrieli Music Prizes
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The biennial Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP) offer opportunities for the creation, performance, recording and celebration of new orchestral Jewish music through the awarding of two $50,000 prizes: the international Azrieli Prize for recent existing works and the Azrieli Commission for the creation of a new work of Jewish music.
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Toronto, ON M4T 2S3
CANADA
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ELIGIBILITY
The Azrieli Prize is open to the international music community. Individual works on a Jewish theme can be nominated by individuals and institutions from all nationalities, faiths, backgrounds and affiliations, and submitted to the AMP Jury through the open call for scores. Works may have been premiered within ten years of the award date, but must not have a significant performance history, and must not have been commercially recorded.
The Azrieli Commission is open to Canadian composers with the aim of encouraging creative and critical engagement with the question “What is Jewish Music?” The commission is awarded to the one Canadian composer who proposes a response to this question that displays the utmost creativity, artistry and musical excellence.
The winning score and proposal are chosen by an international panel of experts in the field of music creation, performance, recording and scholarship.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Composition
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Biennial
First prize $10,000 to $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Aaron Jay Kernis, Composition Faculty, Yale University
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline November 5, 2017
Application notes Submission deadlines for the 2020 AMP award cycle will be announced in February 2019.
FINALS (live rounds)
Winner’s Gala Concert held biennially in mid-October on even years in Montreal, Canada. The 2018 AMP Gala Concert will take place October 15, 2018 at Maison Symphonique de Montréal with the McGill Chamber Orchestra and soloists Rachel Mercer (cello) and Erica Goodman (harp) under guest conductor Yoav Talmi.
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
The Azrieli Commission
2018 Kelly-Marie Murphy, for a double-concerto for cello, harp and orchestra inspired by Sephardic Music from across the diaspora
2016 Brian Current, for "Seven Heavenly Halls"
The Azrieli Prize
2016 Wlad Marhulets for "Klezmer Clarinet Concerto"
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