The 2nd International Younghi Pagh-Paan Composition Prize 2017

The 2nd International Younghi Pagh-Paan Composition Prize 2017

The 2nd International Younghi Pagh-Paan Composition Prize 2017

Through this competition, the Cultural Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Berlin would like to invite composers to create a work for Korean und Western instruments.

Considering the 1st International Younghi Pagh-Paan Composition Prize 2016 as a successful stepping stone, the creative activities of young composers ought to be fostered and the repertoire of new works which deal with traditional Korean and Western instruments ought to be expanded and advanced.

The competition is named after the Korean composer Professor Younghi Pagh-Paan who has been living in Germany for several decades and who has created numerous new works based on traditional Korean music. She has been playing a leading role as a pioneer of the international music scene.

 

I. Conditions of participation

persons who were born after 1st January 1972 (regardless of nationality)

 

II. Type of composition

  1. 1 work for an ensemble (6 musicians maximum) of traditional Korean and Western instruments with a focus on traditional Korean instruments (duration: 15 minutes maximum) or
  2. 1 solo concert or 1 concert for several soloists for traditional Korean orchestra and Western instruments (the latter - Western instruments - is optional). At least one of the solo parts must be composed for traditional Korean instruments (duration: 15 minutes maximum).

 

III. Required documents (application is only possible via e-mail: ypp-prize@kulturkorea.org)

  1. 1 copy of the official application form
    * Download on the homepage of the Cultural Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea (www.kulturkorea.org)
  2. Full score and parts of the different instruments
  3. explanation of the work (about 1 page)
  4. CV of the composer

 

IV. Guidelines for the submittance of the documents

  1. The composition must have been written within the last five years.
  2. Works that were already publicly performed or had their public debut are admitted to this competition as long as they were not already awarded at other competitions.
  3. Submittance of only 1 work per person
  4. When submitting the score, there must be a separate cover sheet on which the title of the composition and the name of the composer are noted down.
  5. The evaluation of the score is anonymous. Therefore, on the score, only the title of the composition should be indicated but not the name of the composer.
  6. If any candidate submits any false information, his or her appointment as a winner may be canceled even after the announcement of the results.

 

V. Period and address of application

  1. application period: 1st August – 2nd October 2017 (in German standard time)
  2. application address: Cultural Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Leipziger Platz 3, 10117 Berlin, Germany (ypp-prize@kulturkorea.org)
  3. further information: Cultural Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Berlin (mail@kulturkorea.org), Tel.: +49/ 30 269 52-0

 

VI. Evaluation and announcement of the chosen compositions

  1. evaluation period: 9 October (Mon) ~ 25 October (Wed) 2017
  2. evaluation method: commissioning of a jury by the Cultural Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea which consists out of three people 
  3. announcement of the chosen works: 30 October 2017 personal notification of the candidates and announcement on the homepage of the Cultural Department (www.kulturkorea.org)

 

VII. Awards

  1. 1st Prize, 1 person
    • performance at the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie
    • prize money: 4000 Euro + return flight ticket to Berlin (the cost for accommodation is not included)
  2. 2nd Prize, 1 person
    • performance at the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie
    • prize money: 2000 Euro + return flight ticket to Berlin (the cost for accommodation is not included)
  3. 3rd Prize, 1 person
    • performance at the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie - prize money: 1000 Euro

 

VIII. Award ceremony and concert

  1. time: 11 December 2017, 8 pm (the exact date of the concert will be announced later) 
  2. venue: Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonics 
  3. Joint performance with the Cheogju Traditional Music Orchestra

 

IX. Organizer

  • Cultural Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Berlin
  • Cheogju Traditional Music Orchestra

 

Further information on Korean instruments you can find here: http://en.catsnu.com/Project/Gugak.aspx