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Toronto Symphony Orchestra

  October 10, 2003


The TSO’s first "New Creations" Competition for Young Ontario Composers ***

Toronto, Ontario - For a young composer, there is no experience more valuable than that of hearing your new work performed live by a symphony orchestra (not to mention the invaluable process of honing one’s skills during the rehearsal process). The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is pleased to offer a young composer the chance to do just that: to create a new work for possible inclusion on its season-opening concerts in September 2004.

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce its first New Creations Competition for Young Composers. This competition is open to composers up to the age of 35 as of September 2004. Entrants must reside in Ontario and be Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents.

Top entries in the competition will receive an open reading by the TSO in May of 2004. If a work is selected, it will be performed on the opening concerts of the 2004-2005 season. The winning composer will be invited to Toronto for the rehearsals and performance.

The New Creations Competition is part of the TSO’s ongoing initiative in the creation of new works by Canadian composers. Music Director Designate Peter Oundjian, who conceived the competition, is pleased to be inviting young composers to submit a work for possible inclusion on his first concert as Music Director. "I firmly believe in promoting young Canadian talent, and here is a fantastic opportunity to do so," said Mr. Oundjian. He added, "I look forward to reviewing the submissions, meeting the composers, and collaborating with them."

Candidates should consider the following points:

  • The work must be suitable for the overall atmosphere and content of the concert programme; therefore, the other works on this programme will be revealed in confidence to the candidates (see contact information below).
  • The work must be approximately five to seven minutes long, and without a soloist.
  • Entrants should note that, depending on the scores received, the TSO reserves the right not to programme any of the submissions.

Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2004; scores will be judged by Peter Oundjian.

For a complete list of submission rules and guidelines, or for more detailed information, composers are encouraged to visit the TSO website at www.tso.ca or to contact the Competition Coordinator at the following address:

Stefani Truant, Assistant to Artistic Administration
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
212 King Street West Suite 550
Toronto, ON, M5H 1K5
Ph: 416 593 7769 x 382 / struant@tso.ca 

Best of luck to all entrants!

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