Open Call – International Gustav Mahler Composition Prize

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The MUSIKFORUM VIKTRING-KLAGENFURT has announced the 21st INTERNATIONAL GUSTAV MAHLER COMPOSITION PRIZE OF THE CITY OF KLAGENFURT. Composers of any nationality and without age restriction are invited to submit a composition (duration: max. 10 minutes) for saxophone quartet (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone). The deadline to apply is March 15th, 2022.

The winning works will be premiered by the Mobilis Saxophone Quartet on July 10, 2022 at the

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The Gustav Mahler Composition Prize has existed since 1995 and is characterized by its openness to all musical directions.

Submitting composers are encouraged to experiment and re-think stylistic boundaries. The integration of improvised elements is also possible.


Johannes Maria Staud (A)

• Charlotte Bray (UK)

• Jakob Gruchmann (A)

• Michael Krenn (A, Mobilis Saxophone Quartet)

Johannes Berauer (A, Chair – non-voting chair)

The Jury’s decision is final and will be made at the beginning of May 2022.


• 1st Prize (sponsored by the city of Klagenfurt): 3,000 Euros

• 2nd Prize (sponsored by Land Kärnten): 1,500 Euros

• 3rd Prize (sponsored by Musikforum Viktring-Klagenfurt): 500 Euros

For details about submission, go here. Or email:


Application Form in English

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Mobilis Saxophone Quartet