Claussen Simon Composition Prize


Submission period

Thu Nov 10, 2022 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Wed Mar 15 at 10:59PM UTC

Results date

Fri Jun 30 at 04PM UTC


Upper age limit: 35 (born in 1987)
The Claussen Simon Foundation is organising a competition for young composers in cooperation with the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra for the second time.

The composition prize is awarded in the form of a commissioned work for orchestra. The piece will be premiered in the Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall as part of the »Elbphilharmonie Visions« festival in February 2025, with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra performing under Alan Gilbert.

The objective of the composition prize is to allow a young composer to have a work for full orchestra performed in a high-profile setting, while also providing creative and organisational support over the course of the composition process. Through the collaboration between the three renowned institutions, the successful composer will secure extensive funding, gain valuable experience and receive active support as they seek to establish themselves as a professional composer. A core element of the composition process is direct exchange with key figures from the orchestra, concert hall and foundation.

The composition award comes with a financial prize of €15,000.

Upper age limit for the participants is 35 (born in 1987).

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