"The New Melodies"
I International
Composers Competition
Dear friends! At this difficult time, when the activities of theaters, concert halls and other cultural institutions were suspended for a long time almost all over the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, when for several months, events, performances, concerts were canceled one after another, when many the annual competitions were postponed (and continue to be postponed) in the online format, we decided to start "The New Melodies" I international competition for composers. The Composers' Competition is, in any case, an event mostly in absentia, therefore, regardless of the development of the pandemic, it will take place, and its format will not undergo significant changes.
The features of our competition
Our competition is an opportunity to prove themselves to absolutely different composers, regardless of age, gender, citizenship, musical education, etc. The conditions of the competition are democratic and fair: complete anonymity of the participants and members of the jury will remain until the results of the competition are summed up, which will allow to give the compositions submitted for the competition an honest and objective assessment; the presence of both professional composers and concert performers in the jury will allow to approach the assessment of the composition from different positions; the presence of a separate nomination for amateurs will give a chance to sound the compositions of authors who do not have professional musical education, which can become a very important feature of our competition - if you recall the history of Russian music, then many serious composers of the 19th century were self-taught, but their works, including large forms (operas, symphonies) have been performed by leading performers in the world's largest theaters and concert halls for many years. And the prospect of performance and recording your compositions by professional artists, ensembles and choirs is an excellent incentive for you, dear authors, to create, and, of course, to participate in our competition!

Section 1. Choral music
There can be presented choral works for both secular and spiritual texts, both compositions for the a-capella choir and for choir with instrumental accompaniment. There is present different categories - compositions of large (including cyclic) form, and choral miniatures
Section 2. Vocal music
Vocal compositions of any style and genre can be presented here - from academic music to romances and pop music. There are also categories for large shapes and vocal miniatures. In addition, an important advantage for amateur composers writing in the genre of romances and pop songs is the opportunity to submit their works to the competition in the form of a melodic line with harmonious digital numbers.
Section 3. Chamber instrumental music
And here you can submit to the competition chamber instrumental music for any squard of instruments, as well as any genre - there are categories of academic and pop (include jazz, blues) music, as well as large forms and miniatures

Head of the Organizing Committee

of the competition

Dmitry Danilov


laureate of all-Russian

and international competitions,

General director

of "Dmitry Danilov Music Agency" LLC

Dmitry Danilov is a musician from St. Petersburg, composer, choral conductor.

Graduate of the faculty of conducting of the St. Petersburg Conservatory

Since 2000 he has directed various choral groups in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.

Among the works - compositions for a symphony orchestra, choir, also chamber instrumental music, romances, songs.

Laureate of the I competition of composers "Romanos Melodos"

Laureate of the S. S. Prokofiev's All-Russian Competition of Composers

You can read Dmitry Danilov's interview on the "Belcanto.ru"

You can listen to the compositions of Dmitry Danilov on Youtube
How to become a participant in the competition?

You need to fill out the application form, attach all the materials listed in the regulation, and send it by e-mail to the Organizing Committee of the competition - newmelodies@bk.ru
Applications are accepted from 10 to 31 January 2021

Within two days after submitting the application, we will send you the details for the payment of the registration fee. Before the end of the application period, you should pay the fee and send a scan or photo of the receipt confirming the payment of the registration fee

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