Azrieli Music Prizes 2022
The Azrieli Foundation opens applications to composers across Canada and the world for the 2022 Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP). In this fourth edition, AMP is calling for orchestral works that match the forces of its Performance Partner – L’Orchestre Métropolitain – including up to two soloists. The three Azrieli Music Prizes include The Azrieli Commission for Canadian Music, The Azrieli Commission for Jewish Music and The Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music. Altogether, the total package for each Azrieli Music Prize is valued at over $200,000 CAD, placing AMP among the most significant composition competitions in the world. The three Azrieli Music Prizes 2022 laureates will be announced by November 2021.
Established in 2014, the biennial Azrieli Music Prizes offer opportunities for the discovery, creation, performance and celebration of excellence in music composition. Scores, proposals and supporting documents for the Prizes are accepted from nominators and individual composers of all nationalities, faiths, ages, gender identities, backgrounds, affiliations and levels of experience. There is no entry fee for the Prizes.
The Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music is awarded to a composer who has written the best undiscovered major work of Jewish music. Works may be nominated by individuals or institutions. Eligible works may have been premiered within 75 years of the award date, but must not have a significant performance history and must not have been commercially recorded. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, August 1, 2021.
The Azrieli Commission for Jewish Music invites composers to creatively and critically engage with the question “What is Jewish music?” The prize is awarded to the composer who proposes a response to this question in the shape of a musical work that displays the utmost creativity, artistry, technical mastery and professional expertise. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, May 2, 2021.
The Azrieli Commission for Canadian Music invites Canadian composers to propose new musical works that creatively and critically engage with the complexities of composing concert music in Canada today. The prize is awarded to the composer whose proposal displays the utmost creativity, artistry, technical mastery and professional expertise. The deadline for submissions is also Sunday, May 2, 2021.
As part of the $200,000 CAD prize package, all three Azrieli Music Prizes 2022 Laureates receive a $50,000 CAD cash prize; a premiere of their prize-winning work in Montréal by L’Orchestre Métropolitain at the AMP Gala Concert in October 2022, where the Laureates are publicly honoured; two subsequent international performances; and a professional recording of their prize-winning work released on the Analekta label.
- Application Deadline Date: May 2, 2021