The Polish Concourse of Composition for Classical Guitar

Local Center of Culture in Tychy, Private Concert Agency MODRAN in Zory as well as Music Academy of Karol Szymanowski in Katowice have been since 1993 the organizers of Polish Concourse of Composition for Classical Guitar. Up until now, there have been five concourses. The aim of the concourse was to promote the guitar works of contemporary Polish composers as well as enrichment of guitar literature. All whom it may concern of Polish nationality might take part in the concourse without the age limit. The concourse had to do with the composition for the guitar solo not exceeding seven minutes, that had not been published before and not awarded on other concourses of composition.
The concourse has two phases:
- in the first phase the jury composed from the leading Polish composers and guitarists choose the compositions, that pass to the second phase,
- in the second phase the compositions are performed in the presence of public and jury. Together with the sent composition - with the sign - the participants of the concourse send the sealed and signed envelope with their data.
The names of authors of awarded compositions are said during the announcement of the results in the second phase.
The composition that takes the first place was until now an obligatory work in the International Guitar Concourse of Edmund Jurkowski organized during the Silesian Guitar Autumn.
The awarded works were the published by the costs of MODRAN publishing house.

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