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To Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of AYO

The Asian Youth Orchestra is looking for a showcase composition encore by a Hong Kong composer, a new work that will be played as a concert encore. The search is open to anyone of great skill, and able to deliver an exciting composition for full orchestra. The composition must be new, to celebrate AYO’s 30th Anniversary and reflect the spirit, vibrancy and rich color of Hong Kong. The selected composition will be performed on the Asian Youth Orchestra’s European and Asian Tour, from 1 to 30 August 2020. 

Requirements
The composition should be no more than 3 to 6 minutes in length. Instrumentation should be for full orchestra. As this composition is to be played on tour it must be "portable" and "travel well", requiring no more orchestra musicians than would be required for performances of John Williams' Star Wars Suite.

Important dates
Deadline for submission of the full orchestra score and audio demo of the composition is May 31, 2020. Announcement of winning composition around June 15, 2020. Deadline for submission of the individual parts of winning score is June 30, 2020.

The selected composition will be premiered by AYO in Berlin in early August 2020 at the Young Euro Classic Festival. The composer of the composition will be invited to attend the premiere and other performances on AYO’s Tour, at the discretion of the Asian Youth Orchestra.

Application
if you are interested in submitting your work, please send in your online Application Form before January 1, 2020.