Composition Competition Ensemble Écoute

6th Edition


Submission period

Wed Nov 15, 2023 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun Dec 31, 2023 at 10PM UTC

Results date

Thu Feb 15 at 05PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Entry fee 20 €


For composers born after January 1st, 1987
With the aim of encouraging contemporary music, discovering young composers from all over the world and promoting their music, the Ensemble Écoute launches the VIth Edition of the Ensemble Écoute Composition Competition.

Open to composers of all nationalities, born after January 1st, 1987, the candidates will have to submit TWO works for an ensemble of 5 to 18 instruments of free duration written after January 1st 2019. The prize-winning composer will receive 1700 euros to write a new piece of about 10/12 minutes for 6 to 8 musicians (instrumentation to be confirmed). The new piece will be premiered at one of the concerts of the 2023/24 or 2024/25 season of the Ensemble in Paris.

The competition submission works and application must arrive no later than Sunday 31st, December 2023 by email at the following address :

The jury will be conformed by composers Gérard Pesson (chairman), Stefano Gervasoni, Mathieu Bonilla (composer in residence 2020/22) and the artistic directors of the Ensemble, Fernando Palomeque and Rachel Koblyakov.

To participate, the candidate must become an adherent to the Association Ensemble Écoute for 2023 through an online payment of a 20€ fee.

Details are available at web pages: