ABOUT THE PROJECT

Project selected and funded by the European Cultural Fund
The London Schubert Players invites composers of any age and nationality to write short works for specific chamber music combinations which do not exist or are very rare in the standard classical music repertoire.
Any number of inspiring and well written works to enhance this repertoire will be selected by the LSP with the following aims:

COMPOSITION GUIDELINES

THEMES FOR 2010

Chamber work for 12 Solo Instruments (inspired by Enescu’s Chamber Symphony for piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet and horn, 1954)
Concertante work for Solo Viola and Solo Piano with String Quintet*
Concertante work for Voice and Piano with String Quintet*
Concertante work for Piano Four Hands and String Quintet*
*The combination for the string quintet is: two violins, viola, cello and double bass.

The 2010 Constantin Silvestri Composition Prize (£1,000) will be awarded to a selected work written for 12 Solo Instruments

INVITATION TO COMPOSERS 2009
The Silvestri International Foundation awarded the first Constantin Silvestri Composition Prize to Clouds. Homage to Messiaen by Salvador Torre (Mexico) for violin, clarinet, cello and piano.

WORKS SELECTED FOR THE 2009 – 2010 SEASON

Quartet for Violin, Clarinet, Cello, Piano as in Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du Temps
Salvador Torre Mexico Clouds. Homage to Messiaen
Carmen Maria Carneci Romania Quatuor pour Marguerite
Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred Norway Crystals
Roberto Brisotto Italy Evocations Rituelles
Jonathan Ostlund Sweden Lyric Sonatine
Sviatlana Rynkova Belarus Three Allegories
John Reeman Britain Tableau
Marcus Blunt Britain Two Serenades
Massimo Ferrini Italy Ascoltando luci eterne
Shai Cohen Israel Games, Songs and Dances
Lorena Fontana/Daniele Garuti Italy The Link

Quintet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass as in Schubert’s Piano Quintet Die Forelle
Eberhard Eyser Sweden The Nightingale was singing all night long

Concertante work for Solo Piano, Solo Violin and String Quintet as in Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto
Drew Wilson Britain Nocturne with Cloudscape
Adina Dumitrescu Romania J’ai trouvé les Histoires
Ondrej Sarek Czech Republic Five Concertante Waltzes
Jonathan Ostlund Sweden The Outermost Gate
Nathan Shirley US Annabel Lee

Septet for Piano, Trumpet and String Quintet as in Saint-Saëns’ Septet
Lucian Zbarcea Romania A Lover’s Promise
Ivan Božičević Croatia Marittimo
Rodney Waschka II US Winter Concerto
Uberto Pieroni Italy Foglie d’Autumno

 

WORKS SELECTED FOR THE 2011 SEASON

Chamber work for 12 Solo Instruments as in Enescu’s Chamber Symphony Op. 33
Jonathan Östlund Sweden A Northern Symphony
Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred Norway Echoes of Time Lost (The Persistence of Memory II)
Andrew Wilson Britain Concerto for Twelve (‘...plus fort que le Destin’)
Aurelian Bacan Romania Three Sketches
Hugh Collins Rice Britain A Melancholy Pavan
Martin Loridan France Les Lamentations du Phoenix
Luca Vanneschi Italy Pagine di un poema dimenticato

Concertante work for Solo Viola, Solo Piano and String Quintet
Ana-Maria Avram Romania 10 Romanian Songs from Béla Bartók’s folk music collection
Mihail Cretu Romania Beyond the Valley
Jonathan Ostlund Sweden Three Poems

Concertante work for Voice, Piano and String Quintet
Irina Odagescu Romania Continuum 1
Sviatlana Rynkova Belarus La pioggia nel pineto
Peter Nickol Britain Sea, Shore and Tide
Uberto Pieroni Italy Ave Maria
Robert Hugill Britain Elegy

Concertante work for Piano Four Hands and String Quintet
Sviatlana Rynkova Belarus Story of a Life
Ivan Bozicevic Croatia Spring passes