In memory of the late composer, the André Boucourechliev Foundation, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, annually awards a commission to a young composer of a maximum of 8000 euros.


Foundation commission


Conditions for applicants 2007

  1. This offer is open to composers of any nationality under the age of 40 on January 1, 2007.


    The project of composition to be submitted must be a musical work in any genre, vocal or instrumental, symphonic, chamber, electroacoustic or mixed, of a minimum duration of 15 minutes.


    Each year the Foundation makes a commission of 3,000 to 8,000 euros, depending on the nature and size of the selected work. Half of this sum is paid when the commission contract is signed, and the other half on the date of the first performance.


  3. Application must be made by the organization - an orchestra or ensemble, a festival or new music centre - undertaking to guarantee the creation of the work submitted. The first performance must take place within two years following the signing of the commission contract, and several further performances must be planned over the two following years.


    Applications must reach the Foundation before 30 September 2007, and include :


    • details about the composer : place and date of birth, CV including education, activities, prizes and awards, a list of works with details of performances. No more than two scores and two CDs may be included with the application ;

    • a description of the organization. This should include details of its structure and income, its activity, especially first performances of new music over the past three years, and program for the current season ;

    • a description of the work submitted : its genre, the musicians required and approximate duration ;

    • schedule of first performance and subsequent planned performances.


    Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.


  4. The committee appointed by the Foundation will make their decision by 30 October 2007.


Applications will be kept at the disposition of applicants at the Foundation office for two months after the designation of the winner (no postal returns).



Since 1999, the following have been selected :


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