9th Contemporary Music Composition Competition

Composing for young musicians

Deadline - February 5th 2021

Total awards - 7.000€

The Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional (CRR) and the City of Boulogne-Billancourt are organizing the 9th Contemporary Music Pedagogical Composition Competition. The final round will take place on May 26, 2021.

Under the High Patronage of Mr Pierre-Christophe Baguet, Mayor of Boulogne-Billancourt, President of the “Grand Paris Seine Ouest” Territory, the competition is open to young composers of all nationalities, under 35 years old (on January 1st, 2021). Registration is free.


  • The Boulogne-Billancourt Composition Prize: 2.500 €
  • The Alain Louvier Prize, given by APEC for the best ensemble piece: 2.000 €
  • The SACEM Prize: 1.500 €
  • The YAMAHA Prize, for the best solo piece: 500 €
  • The YAMAHA Prize, for the best piano duet piece: 500 €


Each contestant can submit only one composition, written for one of the following categories :

  • A solo piece for Clarinet
    Duration: 4 to 7 minutes
    Advanced level (10 years of study)
  • A duet for piano and either one of the following instruments
    – Flute
    – Oboe
    – Double bass
    – Vibraphone

    Duration: 3 to 5 minutes.
    Middle level (6 years of study)

  • A Chamber or ensemble musical piece, which can be conducted, for baroque period instruments at 415 Hz pitch, from 4 to 6 musicians, to be chosen among the following list:
    – voice (maximum two)
    – recorder (maximum two)
    – violin (maximum two)
    – viola de gamba (maximum two)
    – a double manual harpsichord:

    Lower keyboard: 8’ and 4’ stops
    Upper keyboard: 8’ and lute stops
    Range: FF-f’´´
    Pitch 415 HZ

    Duration: 5 to 8 minutes.
    Advanced level (8 years of study)


+33 (0)1 41 31 83 29 / concours-vbb@seineouest.fr