Clarinetist Heather Roche is crowdsourcing a brand new composition competition. Heather is one of the hardest working young players in the business, and most people involved in new music – particularly in central and northern Europe – will know her for her dedication and enthusiasm for creating new repertory, as well as her talents as a player. (If you’re a clarinetist yourself, or a composer who might one day write for the clarinet, you must read her encyclopedic blog posts on contemporary clarinet technique.)
Here’s what she says about the competition:
I want to find six outstanding young composers who are deeply interested in engaging with the clarinet in order to produce new work. I’m going to offer them the opportunity to collaborate intensely, and we’re going to produce concerts and high quality live recordings.
A venue for the premiere in London in early 2016 has already been confirmed, and I’ve also lined up an all-star jury to help me decide on the winners…
What I need to do first is to raise the funds to award each selected composer €1,000 as a commission before they write their piece. That means I need to try to raise €6,000 in the next 40 days! Please, please consider making a donation. More information about the competition and how it’ll work is available here.
Thank you for your support!