impuls Composition Competition

The impuls Composition Competition is an international competition. Applying composers must not be born before 1988.

A jury consisting of composers, musicians and experts will nominate 4-5 composers. The jury´s decision will be published by summer 2023 on and notification will be given also to applicants by then.

As part of the impuls Composition Competition, impuls will then commission new works for ensemble (+-12 musicians chosen from a pool of musicians as given under Application). Expected length: approximately 15 minutes, score of new composition due to June 2024, parts of composition due to October 1st, 2024 after feedback by ensemble. Selected composers are also invited to take part in the impuls Composition Workshop, including extensive rehearsals, accompanying activities (such as composers´ talks, discussions, …) and to attend the premiere of their works with a first-class ensemble such as Klangforum Wien within the impuls Festival 2025.


Deadline 1 February 2023



March 31


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