As part of the selection of the 8 composers, two competitions are organized.
The composers are allowed to present both categories, there is no additional fee if the candidate participates in both categories.
Composition A competition:
Submit one work for string orchestra (5-4-3-2-1) of 20 minutes maximum, the work must never have been commercially recorded. The work may have already been presented at a competition or played publicly. The work must not be based on a theme, text, poem, book or personality. You must also submit a quality recording of your work performed by at least one string quintet.
A video presentation in French or English in which you introduce yourself and describe your motivation for the project.
The jury will choose 7 laureates who will have the opportunity to be recorded by the Blois Symphony Orchestra. Their work will be conducted by a laureate of the conductor's competition.
Composition B competition:
Submit a work for violin, piano, percussion and string orchestra (5-4-3-2-1) of maximum 20 minutes on themes from the Games of Thrones series. The work must demonstrate for both soloists as much virtuosity and technical complexity as lyricism. The work must never have been commercially recorded. You do not need to submit a recording of your work.
A video presentation in English or French in which you introduce yourself and describe your motivation for the project.
The jury will choose 1 laureate who will have the opportunity to be recorded by the Orchestre Symphonique de Blois and the violinist Hildegarde Fesneau, president of the association and active soloist.