Black Pencil Prize

Composition competition


Submission period

Thu Oct 3, 2019 at 10 AM UTC

End of submission period

Fri Nov 15, 2019 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Fri Jan 31 at 5 PM UTC
The Black Pencil Prize 2020 will be hosted in the Orgelpark Amsterdam, during the 4th edition of the PRIX Annelie de Man (Orgelpark Amsterdam, 01-05 April 2020).


The Black Pencil Prize will be awarded to a new composition written for the instrumentation of the Black Pencil ensemble (recorder, panflute, viola, accordion, percussion), either with or without harpsichord.
Composers of all ages and nationalities are invited to participate.
The use of amplification, (live) electronics, video and/or theatrical elements is allowed.
The duration should not exceed 10 minutes.
There is no entrance fee.


-EUR. 1.000
-A professional studio recording of the winning composition
-Performance of the piece during a selection of concerts of Black Pencil during the season 2020-2021
-Additional prizes will be considered

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