Interesting data



  • The deadline for submitting applications has expired.


  • Contact Name

    Asociación Vasco-Navarra de Compositores
  • Email
  • Address

    Eresbil - Archivo Vasco de la Música. C/ Alfonso XI, 2 22.100 Rentería (Gipuzkoa)

Pablo Sorozabal Music Composition Competition

The edition of the contest promoted by the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, and its Department of Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports, aims to encourage musical composition.

The Pablo Sorozabal Music Composition competition, based in The Basque Country in Spain, establishes a unique prize for composition, of 3,000 euros and a diploma.

Who can participate in this contest?

Contestants may be:

  • Men and women.

  • They were also born from 01 January 1984.

  • Of any nationality and residence.

About the participating works.

The compositions shall:

  • Be written for string quartet formation.

  • Aesthetics and free technique.

  • Original.

  • It should not exceed twenty (20) minutes.

Once they are in contest, the compositions cannot be edited or released, regardless of the reasons.

Scholarship benefits

A diploma will be given to the winner of the contest, in addition to a prize of 3,000 euros.

He will also premiere his winning work in the Contemporary Music Cycle of the 81st Musical Of San Sebastian, as well as at the XI Circuit of Contemporary Music "Musikagileak".

These are the requirements to apply for

The scores must be presented as follows:

  • An example of the work in two formats:

    • Paper.

    • And a digital copy in PDF format.

  • The works must be bound and all its pages duly numbered.

  • They will have an initial cover sheet, where the title or motto of the composition will be placed.

  • The personal identification of composers shall not be specified in the works. This, in order to maintain anonymity and impartiality.

The score will be sent along with a closed envelope that will place its title or motto and include the following documents:

  • Identity data of the contestant: first and last names, address, telephone number, email, photocopy of the identification document.

  • A brief biography.

  • Signed declaration certifying that the composition presented is original.

The copy of the work and the envelope sealed with the required documents, must be packed in another envelope, which on the outside will say: "For the XV International Composition Competition for Pablo Sorozabal String Quartet".

This material will be sent in physical form to the headquarters of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, located in:

Eresbil- Basque Music Archive

C/ Alfonso XI, 2 22,100

Rentería (Gipuzkoa)

It can also be delivered to a Dedicated or Concerted Registry Office of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa.

For the digital registration part, it will be sent to the email