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Élan Award 2023 - International Composition Competition for Orchestra

Date limite de candidature : jeudi 03 novembre 2022

Ircam / Orchestre national d'Île-de-France

A genuine springboard for the career of young composers, the Élan Award is designed to promote their outreach and provide them with professional support over several years.

In 2023, as part of the ManiFeste festival academy, the finalists will attend an orchestral composition workshop and will take part in the rehearsals of the flute concertos they have composed for the competition. These will be played by the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, conducted by Léo Margue. Following this public concert, the Élan Award ceremony will be held, endowed by France Musique and the Maison de la Musique Contemporaine.  The winning composition will be played on France Musique radio station during Anne Montaron’s programme “Création mondiale” and the score will be published by Durand-Salabert-Eschig.

The winner will also receive a commission from IRCAM and the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France to compose a new work for solo instrument, orchestra and electronic music, which will be developed during the following year’s ManiFeste festival. As part of the winner’s training in electronic music, they will receive support and advice from IRCAM’s computer music producers.

The competition is open to composers of all nationalities born after January 1, 1991. The candidate will compose a concerto work for flute in C and orchestra.

The selection panel will be made up of the Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Orchestre national d’ÎIe-de-France, Case Scaglione, the conductor Léo Margue, composer Isabel Mundry who will be this year’s guest judge and mentor, composer Edith Canat de Chizy, soloist who will perform the work and a musician of the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France.