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Georgian Culture Ministry announces National Competition of Composers

Georgia: The Culture Ministry of Georgia announced on Wednesday, April 20, regarding the formation of the National Competition of Composers with the goal of supporting the development of talent in the field.

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Georgia: The Culture Ministry of Georgia announced on Wednesday, April 20, regarding the formation of the National Competition of Composers with the goal of supporting the development of talent in the field.

The competition will be organized by the Jansug Kakhidze Tbilisi Centre for Music and Culture with a total budget of GEL 65,000 ($21,454/€19,685) in order to develop the national composing art and promote composers’ creative activities.

Moreover, the biennial celebration will welcome nationals of Georgia as well as their counterparts from abroad, with the contest set to be held separately for individuals aged between 17 to 25 and artists over 25.

The awards will be distributed by organizers in the following categories:

Chamber music

  • First Prize – GEL 2,000 ($660/€606)
  • Second Prize – GEL 1,500 ($495/€454)
  • Third Prize – GEL 1,000 ($330/€303)

Choir/vocal music

  • First Prize – GEL 2,000 ($660/€606)
  • Second Prize – GEL 1,500 ($495/€454)
  • Third prize – GEL 1,000 ($330/€303)

Symphony music

  • First Prize – GEL5,000 ($1,650/€1,516)
  • Second Prize – GEL 3,000 ($990/€909)
  • Third Prize – GEL 2,000 ($660/€606)

The National Competition of Composers will have its maiden edition in the fall of this year. The Ministry will begin collecting applications on September 20 and will continue to register applicants through October 20.

The competition’s results will be posted on the Ministry’s official Facebook page by December 15, according to the national authority.

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