The Cambridge Young Composer of the Year Competition - now in its 11th year - is run with support from the Cambridge University Faculty of Music and the Cambridge Music Partnership. We are also very pleased to be working with the Ligeti Quartet a group of young professional musicians, dedicated to performing modern and contemporary music, who will be playing the entries at the competition finals. The competition is part of Cambridge University's Festival of Ideas.
Entrants are invited to write a piece of music inspired by the University Festival of Ideas theme, Power and Resistance. Your submitted piece should have a maximum performance length of 5 minutes. The instruments available for this year’s competition are a string quartet:
Compositions may be written for any combination of the above instruments but entrants must write for at least two or more (eg 1 violin and 1 viola; 2 violins; 1 violin, 1 viola, 1 cello; all four instruments).