Lydian String Quartet Commission Prize 2017

The Lydian String Quartet has long championed the works of living composers. The goal of this commission prize is to encourage creativity and enhance the string quartet literature at the highest level of composition.

The Prize

The Lydian String Quartet and Brandeis University announce their third competition for the composition of an original work for string quartet. The winning composer will receive a $15,000 commission to compose a large-scale (15- to 30-minute) string quartet that will be premiered by the Lydian String Quartet in spring 2018. The application deadline will be December 23, 2016.


The competition is held without restriction regarding musical style, nationality, age, gender, race or religion. Members of the LSQ Commission Prize jury, Brandeis faculty, and students currently enrolled at Brandeis University are not eligible.

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