37. Frederic Mompou Kompositionswettbewerb Barcelona

Der FREDERIC MOMPOU INTERNATIONAL AWARD bittet für den 37. JUNGEN KOMPONISTINNEN-WETTBEWERB 2016 bis zum 20. August um die Einreichung von Werken. Gesucht werden in diesem Jahr Werke für ein Holzbläser-Trio (Oboe, Klarinette, Fagott).


Any composer who is not over 35 years of age on December 31, 2016 can participate in this competition.

The works must be completely unknown. They must not have been previously performed, published or disseminated in any way or in any computer sound file.

The musical formation this year is for: Woodwind Trio (oboe, clarinet, bassoon)

The style and scoring methods of the work are completely unrestricted. The recommended duration is between 10 and 18 minutes.


The Frederic Mompou International Award for 2016 consists of:

  • The amount of €4.000. This amount will be subject to Spanish taxation.
  • Publishing and marketing of the winning score by Editorial Boileau publishing house.
  • The premiere of the work in a concert within the “Xarxa de Músiques a Catalunya” (Music Network in Catalonia) in order to create new audiences for contemporary music.

The Frederic Mompou International Award cannot be shared or declared void.
The jury reserves the right to award two honorary mentions.
The 2016 winner cannot compete again until the competition of 2019

Presentation of the scores

  • The presentation of the scores must be anonymous: a pseudonym must be used.
  • No motto or pseudonym can be used that identifies the composer or the work presented.
  • The score can be written by hand or printed by means of a musical notation programme.
  • Incomplete scores will not be accepted. All the scores presented must be legible at first sight. A score that is badly written can be refused.
  • The work has to be sent as a score in DINA4 (21×29,7 cm) or similar size paper and well bound.

Please, send:

  • Six copies of the score, on which a title for the work and a pseudonym figure.
  • A sealed envelope with the same pseudonym, which includes:
    1. The entry form, correctly filled in.
    Entry form
    2. A photocopy of an identity card, passport or proof of identity.
    3. A brief curriculum vitae.

The six scores and the sealed envelope must be sent to:
Joventuts Musicals de Barcelona Premi Internacional Frederic Mompou
PO Box 5498, 08080 Barcelona-Spain

Presentation deadline: Saturday, August 20th, 2016 (incl.)

The scores that have been sent by registered post before or even on the above date will be accepted.

A copy of the scores that have not been awarded the prize will be kept in the files of the entity. During 2017, the remaining copies will be returned to their composers, if they request them.

Jury and verdict

The jury will be made up of five professionals of international prestige in the world of contemporary music, and they will be made known when the verdict is made public.

The decision of the jury will be taken by absolute majority and the verdict will not be open to appeal.

Once the verdict is determined and it is found that the winning work has not complied with all the rules, the composer will be stripped of the award.

The verdict will be announced before the end of September 2016.

Award-winning work

Once the verdict has been announced, the award will be granted. According to JMB’s concert programme, the award-winning work will be premiered in the “Xarxa de Músiques a Catalunya” (Music Network in Catalonia) concert tour, organized by Joventuts Musicals de Catalunya.

The work will be recorded by and broadcasted on the Catalan radio station Catalunya Música.

The intellectual property rights remain in the composer’s possession. In posterior recordings and programmes, the following text must be stated: “Frederic Mompou International Award for the Young Composer Competition of Joventuts Musicals de Barcelona, 2015”.

Once the award is granted, the winner is required to present a copy of the score in the programme Finale or Sibelius.

Editorial Boileau has the publishing and marketing rights to the score.

The winner must accept this point regardless of other publishing commitments.

Participation in the competition implies total acceptance of these rules. Anything that has not been foreseen in these rules will be governed by the regulating rules of the local administration. The Catalan version of these rules will be the legal and official version.