Edition Svitzer presents

Stellar Competition 2022


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Stellar is an international composer competition developed by Danish publishing house Edition Svitzer in 2021. This year, participants are to submit compositions written either for solo marimba or for solo marimba with tape. There is only one category which is for the Best Composition which could be intermediate or advanced playing level. The participants in the Stellar competition will be competing for generous cash prizes, publicity packages, and much more. A highly qualified international jury will decide on the winners of each category. People of all ages, genders, and nationalities are encouraged to participate in the competition. The entrance fee for participants is 40 USD. The deadline for submitting the compositions is 1st of August 2022, and the winners will be announced on the 1st of September 2022.

We look forward to hearing your new works!
— Johan Svitzer, CEO of Edition Svitzer


What is Stellar?

Stellar is an international composer competition that focuses on percussion music. The competition was created by Danish publishing house Edition Svitzer, and in 2022 all submitted works are required to be solo marimba or solo marimba with tape compositions.

Can I apply?

Anyone of all ages and nationalities can apply; no restrictions!

Does it cost to enter the competition?

The cost to enter the competition is 40 USD.

When is the deadline for submitting my work?

The deadline for submitting your work is August 1st 2022, and the winners will be announced on September 1st 2022.

How many awards are there?

There are two awards be won; 1st prize and 2nd prize for the best composition.

What level should I compose for?

Your composition can either be for intermediate or advanced. That choice is entirely up to you.

What if my composition doesn’t fit within the category I have chosen?

If the jury establishes that your composition doesn’t fit within the applied category, you will be contacted and offered to either change categories or withdraw from the competition.

Can I apply both categories?

Sure thing, go ahead.

Can I apply with a composition that I have already written?

Yes, but the composition must be written in 2022. The purpose of the competition is to initiate the creation of new pieces.

What should the duration of my composition be?

The composition’s duration is minimum 5 minutes and may not exceed 12 minutes.

How do I submit my work?

All submissions have to be presented in PDF format, together with a sound recording. The recording can either be performed by a real performer or generated by computer software.

Can I edit the audio recording of my composition

Audio edits are fully allowed and will not have any influence on the jury votes.


1st prize

– The winner will each receive a cash prize of 500 USD.
– The music will be published by Edition Svitzer.
– The music will be guaranteed performances in Europe and USA during 2023.
– The score of the winner will be promoted to 100 universities worldwide.

2nd prize

– The 2nd prize winner will receive a cash price of 250 USD.

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Johan & Henrik


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Stellar Competition 2022
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