impuls . International Composition Competition
impuls promotes and supports young composers not only within its Academy, but also through the impuls Composition Competition.
impuls commissions up to 6 new works for ensemble every second year from young composers selected by a jury. Subsequently these composers are invited to take part in the impuls Composition Workshop in Vienna and Graz – where their new works are collectively rehearsed and discussed extensively with musicians of world-class ensembles such as Klangforum Wien– as well as to the première of their new pieces within the impuls Academy and Festival in Graz. impuls also intends to support the composers´ works beyond that through recordings respectively broadcasting and additional concerts.
Information on selected composers of the latest impuls Composition Competitions: please have a look at Composers 2011 and Composers 2013. For information on former composers of this program, please have a look at Archives.
Please note that the upcoming composition competition (calls in 2012, jury in 2013, workshop and premiere of pieces in 2015) is an invited competition for international composers nominated by 33 international representatives (composers, curators, etc.), who were asked by impuls to name 3 composers each. Therefor no application is necessary and possible this time. For 2014 however an open call is planned again.