The Bristol Proms Fanfare Competition

Bristol Proms is calling for submissions for a work lasting no more than 4 minutes and scored for three trumpets by 1st June 2015 to be judged by a panel of classical musicians and leading creatives.

Bristol Proms is thrilled to launch a competition to compose a trumpet fanfare to celebrate the spirit of Bristol.  

Composers across the country have the chance to win £1,000 and the opportunity to have their worked broadcast on Classic FM and performed by professional musicians at the opening of Bristol Proms 2015 in July.  

The winning work will then be presented to the Mayor of Bristol to become the city’s first official fanfare during the celebrations of the 800th anniversary of the investiture of the city of Bristol in 2016 – and for celebratory use across the city over the next 100 years.
 
Brief:
Write a fanfare to celebrate the spirit of Bristol for up to 3 trumpets, 2–4 mins in length and send to fanfare@bristololdvic.org.uk along with the following:

1. Your name, email address and telephone number
2. The fanfare, annotated preferably as a PDF version of a Sibelius score or a scan of clearly handwritten manuscript.
3. An MP3 recording or score-generated audio file (optional)
4. A supporting statement of up to 200 words  saying how the score reflects the ‘Bristol Spirit’.
Entries must be received by the due date which is 5pm on 21 June 2015 (GMT). Bristol Old Vic will only accept entries submitted before the due date.
5. A statement confirming that your submitted composition is your work and does not infringe upon others’ copyright.

The judging panel will consist of:

Tom Morris, Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Proms
Alison Balsom, Trumpeter
Costa Pilavachi, Senior Vice President, Classical A + R at Universal Music Group International
Sam Jackson, Managing Editor of Classic FM
Jonathan James, Music Educator and Bristol Proms Associate
Philip Harper, Musical Director of the Cory Band

The winner of the competition will be announced on a date to be specified between Wednesday 1 July and Saturday 25 July 2015.

Prize:
£1,000
The winning fanfare will be broadcast on Classic FM and performed live in Bristol on the 27th July 2015 to announce the beginning of Bristol Proms week.

The winner of the competition will be announced on a date to be specified between Wednesday 1 July and Saturday 25 July 2015.

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