The "Ramón Roldán" Composition Contest presents its third edition during this 2023/24 academic year. This initiative is promoted by the Association of Composers and Performers of Malaga (ACIM) and Iberian Sinfonietta following a collaboration agreement between both institutions with the aim of promoting the premiere of newly created works and helping young composers, an initiative that also has the institutional support of the Málaga Superior Conservatory of Music .
The winning work will be premiered by Iberian Sinfonietta during the 2024/25 season. In addition, the winner will receive a financial prize of €500 granted by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Andalusia , which fully identifies with the philanthropic and patronage values that the contest promotes. Likewise, Miotta&Molière , a project company in the cultural and publishing sector, will offer the winner of the competition the possibility of signing a musical publishing contract to promote the work and the composer, as well as for its publication and sale.
As a novelty, this year the contest will go beyond the scope of the province of Malaga, with all students of the Composition specialty from one of the higher music conservatories in Andalusia enrolled in the current academic year being able to participate, as well as all those graduates. in the specialty during the last three academic years in one of these conservatories.
The works submitted to this contest must be original and unpublished, understood as those that are newly created, and cannot present modifications or versions of other existing scores. The composition must have a minimum duration of five minutes and a maximum of eight. The complete rules of the call can be obtained through the following link:
Presenting the competition were (from left to right) Juan Paulo Gómez (Musical and Artistic Director of Iberian Sinfonietta), Javier García Moreno (Director of the Superior Conservatory of Music of Málaga), Alejandro Cano Palomo (President of the Association of Composers and Malagueño Interpreters), Ramón Roldán (former Professor of Composition at the CSM of Málaga) and Shaun Parsons-Herrera (Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Andalusia).