ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Krystyna Bochenek’s Institution of Culture Katowice City of Gardens, the Organizer of the Silesian Jazz Festival announces the launch of the 3rd edition of the International Jazz Composition Contest.
The pool of prizes is 5.000 EUR. The Contest will be resolved on 10th December 2016.
The Organizers await the compositions not longer than 10 minutes, based on minimum 3 instruments.
The form of the Contest is intriguing: the first selection is based on the submitted scores, following that, on 9th December in Karol Szymanowski’s Academy of Music , will be held open audutions, during which contests’ finalists will be selected.
Both the jury and the audience will choose their favourites. For the participants who reach the second stage of the Contest, the organizers ensure a performing band, however the composer may also appoint the musicians to perform his or her composition.
On 10th December in Krystyna Bochenek’s Institution of Culture Katowice City of Gardens, after announcement of the result of the Contest, the presentation of the winners in final concert and award ceremony will take place.
Our festival has always stood concern for the jazz education. This year, we are happy not only to present the achievements of Polish and European Jazz Academy students, we do not solely organize master classes, but we lead the festival one step further and we inspire to compose. The author of the best composition shall receive the equivalent of 2.500 Euro, the second prize winner – 1.200 Euro and the third place will be awarded with 800 Euro prize. The audience will give their own prize — 500 Euro.
Detailed statute of the Contest is available on the festival website www.mkkj.sjf.ck.art.pl/.
Artistic Director of the Silesian Jazz Festival