Hélianthe’s contest is a competition of pedagogic music composition for saxophone. The jury is the group of students from music school partner from France. there is several goals:
The Hélianthe composition contest will award three works for young saxophonists
Candidate composers will have until April 30th, 2023 to submit their composition.
the Jury composed by recognized musical experts, will select five finalist composition per category. The selected piece will be created and recorded at the auditorium of the Bourges Conservatory on June 27, 2023. On this occasion, the composers will be invited to present their piece during the event.
The recordings and scores will then be made available to partner artistic education establishments, which will have until June 9, 2024 to submit their votes via the competition's internet platform.
The announcement of the results of this vote will take place during an award ceremony at the end of June 2024.
The work with the most votes in each category will be awarded a prize. A special "Hélianthe" prize will be awarded by the pre-selection jury.
The three winning composers will see their works published by Note en Bulle editions and will receive an order of €1,000, the creation of which will take place during the fifth edition of the competition.
Organize the contest within your class
In any form you want, get each student to vote for their favorite piece.
saxophone classes, theoretical musical classes or other, listen, create, criticize, debate and make your choices! Each student and teacher has one vote and their vote will determine the winners of the contest.
You will be able to register on the competition platform from June 27, 2023.
Registration fees (30€ for one category, 50€ for both categories) give you access to the recordings and the music paper of the ten finalists (available for download from June 2018).
You will have until June 9, 2024 to register your vote on the contest platform.