Call for Scores 2023

Congratulation! Selected Composers 2023 are:


Jakob Böttcher

Leonardo Damiani

Beltrán González

Reika Hattori

duo eventuell

Alfran García

Da Eun Jun

Arvid Kraft

Andrés Quezada

Duo Stump-Linshalm


Ármin Cservenák

Timea Hvozdikova

Lena Michajłów

Ensemble Adapter

Jake Adams

Beata Juchnevič

Sonia Loenne

Ynyr Pritchard


CROSSROADS aims to promote international cooperation between composition students and contemporary music performers from different countries. Its main goal is to create an opportunity for young artists to learn from each other, to get to know different cultures and to build international relationships.

Who can apply?
Composers of any age and nationality, currently studying in Europe.

Note: composers, who have already been selected as participants in the festival two times previously, cannot apply. 

Send us the following in one PDF file (document name: YOUR_NAME.pdf):

1) Preference of the ensemble you want to compose for (information below). Please choose only 1 ensemble!

2) Short biography in English

3) Online link(s) (no download) to max. 2 scores & recordings of your recent works.

4) A valid copy of the document, proving your current composition studies in Europe (Confirmation of studies, up-to-date student card (with a visible expiration date) or a signed letter from your university/music school). Applications without such documents will not be accepted!

5) Short motivational letter, including answers to these questions:
– why do you want to participate?
– why did you choose that ensemble?
– what compositional ideas would you have for your chosen ensemble in case you get selected?

Additional Information:

16 selected composers will be invited to compose for and participate in the Crossroads Festival and its events, held at the Mozarteum University Salzburg on 29. November to 1. December 2023.

The selection of the students will be made by the ensemble members, the main criteria being quality and style of the recent pieces, provided in the recordings of the application.
(Legal recourse is excluded, the decision of the ensembles cannot be questioned).

Selected students will be provided with accommodation in Salzburg for the time of the festival, as well as will receive a refund of 150€ for their travel costs.

The festival and the ensembles keep the right to cancel the performance of the selected composer’s piece if the composer fails to provide a good quality score and parts on time, or if any other objective problem occurs. 

Active participation, once selected and confirmed, is obligatory. If the selected composer is not able to attend the festival, the composition (even if already finished) might not be performed!

Application documents have to be sent by e-mail to  in one PDF file.


(For your information: deadline for complete scores and parts: 15th of September 2023)

Please note: applications, received after the deadline or missing any of the required files cannot be considered!

All applicants will be informed about the selection latest on the 8th of May, 2023. The selected composers will be given more detailed information about the composition requirements then.

All questions welcome: 


Concert: 29.11.2023,
20:00 Solitär / Mozarteum

(8 players)
Violin/ Viola (1 player)
Piano/ keyboards (1 player)
E-organ/ keyboards (1 player)
Percussion (exact list to be confirmed)
Electronics/ video (MUST be discussed with the ensemble beforehand!)

duo eventuell.

Concert: 30.11.2023
17:30 Kleines Studio / Mozarteum

(2 players)
2 Soprano saxophones
2 Alto saxophones
2 Tenor saxophones


Duo Stump-Linshalm

Concert: 01.12.2023
17:30 Kleines Studio / Mozarteum

2 Bass clarinets
Electronics, Video (details to be discussed with the ensemble)
Performance (to be discussed with the ensemble)

Ensemble Adapter

Concert: 01.12.2023
20:00 Solitär / Mozarteum

(3 players)

Harp (please check:
Guitar (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, mandolin – please check:
Percussion, 1 player (set-up to be discussed – please check:

Voices of performers (speaking, basic singing – to be discussed with the ensemble)
Electronics (details to be discussed with the ensemble)