Verdi’s publisher is seeking new composers

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verdi desk

Berlin, April 5, 2016 Ricordi Berlin is looking for new composers and has therefore launched a composers competition. The program RicordiLab will provide the opportunity for up to five emerging composers to participate in a three-year collaboration with our publishing house. Ricordi Berlin will publish selected works, provide international promotion for successful applicants and will also support the laureates with expertise in the music industry.


The application runs from now until May 31st. The competition is open to all composers born after May 31, 1976. Applicants need to submit 4 compositions: 2 works for small ensemble, 1 work for large ensemble and 1 work for orchestra. For more information please go to the


An advisory board of internationally renowned experts consisting of Kristjan Järvi (conductor), Liza Lim (composer), Gillian Moore (Director of Music, Southbank Centre) and Dr. Clemens Trautmann (President, Deutsche Grammophon) will consult the publisher. The competition is supported by VAN, the international online magazine for classical music based in Berlin (

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