International impuls Composition Competition

Entry deadline: 31 March 2023

Applications have started for a new edition of the International impuls Composition Competition.

Every second year impuls commissions new works from young composers selected by a jury. Subsequently these composers are invited to take part in the impuls Composition Workshop in Vienna and Graz – where their new works are collectively rehearsed and discussed extensively with musicians of world-class ensembles such as Klangforum Wien –, as well as to the premieres of their new pieces within the impuls Academy and Festival in Graz.

The call for this year´s competition runs from October 31st, 2022 - March 31st, 2023 and will lead to commissions to be premiered in 2025.

>>> Further info on the Competition and Commissions

>>> Further info on the Conditions for the current Call

>>> Further info on the Application Procedure for the current Call

Also online registration for the 13th international impuls Academy (coming along with the 8th impuls Festival) has started and invites composers, electronic musicians, young ensembles and chamber music formations, vocalists as well as – only for some specific special programs – other artists to join impuls 2023 in Graz, Austria (23.7. day of arrival – 4.8. day of departure).

Like in 2021, the Academy 2023 hereby once more welcomes already existing young ensembles and chamber music formations and does not offer any individual instrumental classes. Also, for the first time, impuls is inviting vocalists to work together as vocal ensemble with members of Cantando Admont.

At the Academy an international team of renowned tutors will coach participants from all over the world, and offer various special programs beyond individual training. Daily group lectures, discussions, talks and other forms of discourse programs as well as daily impuls Festival concerts and presentations by Klangforum Wien, Quatuor Diotima, Decoder Ensemble, hand werk, Cantando Admont, Schallfeld Ensemble, NEKO3, IEMA-Ensemble a.o., as well as by young formations and artists participating, enrich the Academy offers.

>>> Further info on Tutors

>>> Further info on Special Programs

>>> Further info for Composers / Vocalists / Ensembles + Chamber Music Formations / Others

>>> Further info on Conditions

>>> Registration