The 3rd International Younghi Pagh-Paan Composition Prize 2018

The 3rd International Younghi Pagh-Paan Composition Prize 2018

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 1rst 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.

Further information

  1. Conditions of participation
    persons who were born after 1 January 1973 (regardless of nationality)
  2. Type of composition: 1 work for an ensemble (9 musicians maximum) of traditional Korean and Western instruments with a focus on traditional Korean instruments (duration: 15 minutes maximum)
    1. Traditional Korean instruments to be selected in 2018 (one or more of the instruments below must be chosen): Piri, Daegeum, Haegeum, Janggu, Gayageum, Geomungo, Ajaeng
    2. Western instruments can be randomly selected
  3. Required documents (application is only possible via e-mail)
    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
  4. 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.
  5. Period and address of application
    1. application period: 1 August – 28 October 2018 (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
  6. Evaluation and announcement of the chosen compositions
    1. evaluation period: 29 October (Mon) ~ 04 November (Sun) 2018
    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: 07 November 2018 personal notification of the candidates and announcement on the homepage of the Cultural Department (www.kulturkorea.org)
  7. Awards
    1. 1st Prize, 1 person
      performance at the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonics
      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 Philharmonics
      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 Philharmonics - prize money: 1000 Euro
  8. Award ceremony and concert
    1. time: 19. December 2018, 8 pm (the exact date of the concert will be announced later)
    2. venue: Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonics
  9. Organizer: Cultural Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Berlin

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