2nd Biennial I Creation / Mivos Quartet Prize for Chinese Composers and Prize-winning Concerts

The 2nd Biennial I Creation / Mivos Quartet Prize for Chinese Composers 2015 is now open for application, in the hope of promoting the works of talented emerging Chinese composers around the world. Emerging Chinese composers in the early or middle stages of developing an international career, regardless of their current country of residence, are invited to apply. The Prize will be an excellent career opportunity for budding composers to acquire an international reputation.

All entries should be written for two violins, one viola and one cello, submitted with a cover letter, artist’s resume, a full score, programme notes and an optional recording of the piece. The work should not exceed 30 minutes in length and the usage of electronics or other media is not accepted at this time unfortunately.

All entries should be submitted through email to icreationprize@gmail.com before September 15th, 2015, 11:59pm EST, with an application fee of USD60. 

A maximum of 5 finalists will be notified by October 15th, 2015 and within two weeks, the winner of the competition will be announced. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of USD1000, and the winning piece will be performed by the Mivos Quartet in New York City during the 2015/16 season, as well as at the prize-winning concert in Hong Kong.

The 1st Biennial I Creation/ Mivos Quartet Prize was held in 2013 with enormous success. More than 100 submissions were received from all over the world.

For more information, please visit http://www.mivosquartet.com/#!mivosicreationprize/c17go 

For enquiries, please contact I Creation at 852-2577 8815 or through icreationprize@gmail.com.


Prize-winning Concerts

The winning composition will be featured in the following concerts:

  1. Date and Time: 23 November, 2015, 19:30
    Venue: Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Shantou, China
  2. Date and Time: 25 November, 2015, 20:00
    Venue: HKNME Studio, North Point, Hong Kong
    Address: Unit 1406, Block A, Sea View Estate, 2-8 Watson Road, North Point, Hong Kong
  3. Date and Time: 14 January, 2016, 20:00
    Venue: Museum of Chinese in America, New York, USA
    Address: 215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013
    Event website: www.mocanyc.org/visit/events