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The International Uuno Klami Composition Competition has won itself an established position as one of the world’s foremost composition competitions. Held at intervals of five years, the aim of the International Uuno Klami Composition Competition is to discover and promote contemporary European music and composition under the name of composer Uuno Klami (1900–1961) and to produce good new repertoire for a small orchestra of sinfonietta type. Citizens of any Nordic, EU or closely associated country may take part in the competition. Works entered for the competition should reach the Competition Office by 3 December 2018 at the latest. The works shortlisted for the finals will be performed by the Kymi Sinfonietta at two finals concerts, to be held in the cities of Kouvola and Kotka (Finland) in autumn 2019.

Competition Schedule

  1. December 3, 2018. Last date for mailing scores to the Competition Office.

  2. Early spring 2019. Announcement of the finalists.

  3. Autumn 2019. Finals concerts, announcement of the winners.

The Jury will consist of composer Kalevi Aho (Chairman, Finland), composer Magnus Lindberg (Finland), composer Erkki-Sven Tüür (Estonia) and conductor Olari Elts (Estonia).

The following prizes will be awarded

I €11,000 II €9,000 III €7,000

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