The workshop will offer an opportunity for composers of all ages, levels and backgrounds to meet the Solem Quartet, and investigate how to write successfully for string quartet. In the format of a Zoom meeting, the quartet will be taking questions, demonstrating techniques, and performing short excerpts of submitted works.
Beethoven Bartók Now is an ambitious six-part series running from December 2020 until March 2023, the latest edition of the Quartet’s ‘Solem Lates’ series.
Beethoven Bartók Now will see the Solem Quartet collaborate with leading young composers of today to perform commissioned new works and present the historic works of Beethoven and Bartók in a new light, as well as producing a wealth of digital content and educational activity.
Across six concerts the Solem Quartet will perform the six late quartets of Beethoven with the six quartets of Bartók, alongside commissioned works from leading living composers – Aaron Parker, Jasmin Kent Rodgman, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Edmund Finnis, Bushra El-Turk, and the winner of a Call for Scores competition.
The ‘Writing for Quartet’ workshops are paired with the Call for Scores competition, the winner of which will have their composition performed in Part III of Beethoven Bartók Now.
More information about submissions
If you would like the Solem Quartet to play a short segment of a work you are writing, and are happy for that work to be discussed in an online public forum, please submit your work in advance. The Quartet will try to get through as many submissions as possible during the workshop!
Please submit the excerpt you would like them to play (score and parts, as appropriate) by 10pm on January 21st 2021.
Submit by sending your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.