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The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth and the Southbank Sinfonia are pleased to announce a Composition Competition as part of ongoing celebrations of the inaugural season of Musica Viva concerts, Levinsky Hall, University of Plymouth.
Applicants: Any UK resident under age 25 years (by submission date)
Submission date: 21 December 2022 
How to apply: Applicants should submit a full orchestral score via email:
Type of piece: Overture 5-7 minutes duration. Applicants are encouraged to portray musically an association or a link to the city of Plymouth.
6 first violins, 5 second violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 2 basses 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets (no doublings please), tympani
The winner will need to submit orchestral parts as well as the full conductor’s score within one week of notification. Notification will be made by 5 January 2023.
Prize: £500
Winning composition will be performed by Southbank Sinfonia, conducted by Mark Forkgen at the Musica Viva concert of 4 February 2023, Levinsky Hall, University of Plymouth. 
Programme includes Beethoven Piano Concerto no.4 and Symphony no.7.
Panel of judges:  
Mark Forkgen, Simon Speare and Dr Robert Taub 

Southbank Sinfonia

An orchestra like no other
Founded in 2002 by Music Director Simon Over, each year, Southbank Sinfonia welcomes 33 of the world’s most promising graduate musicians to embark on its renowned fellowship, providing a much-needed springboard into the profession. More than just an orchestra, it is a community in which young talents can find their own creative strengths, fulfil personal goals, make lasting contacts, and take their musicianship to new frontiers.
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