The Lullaby Project 2021: Open call for young Greek composers
The Lullaby Project 2021
by El Sistema Greece in collaboration with
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and Carnegie Hall
The innovative community program Lullaby Project was born in December 2011 in New York, by the Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, which brought together new mothers and pregnant women with musical artists, in order to write and sing lullabies to their babies, and continues until the present day. The songs that they create are presented at the Lullaby Project’s renowned concerts, performed by such artists as the famous mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, Fiona Apple, and Natalie Merchant.
As part of its effort to support the social integration of vulnerable groups through music, Carnegie Hall has partnered with El Sistema Greece, a musical social integration program that offers free musical education to children and young people, with the aim of creating a community centered on music, free of restrictions and discriminations. El Sistema Greece will implement in 2021 the Greek version of this special project for the fourth year in a row, aiming to discover and present new stories of parental love and offer to the participants new ways to express their feelings for the little people in their lives. This year, El Sistema Greece is offering to one young Greek composer the opportunity to experience this unique creative journey and present his/her composition at the Lullaby Project 2021 final concert.
Composers interested in participating are kindly requested to send their application firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 15 including the following:
– CV (including date of birth)
– Motivation Letter (expressing their interest and reasons to apply)
– 2 (or more) samples of contrasting original compositions.
These compositions should be delivered in both scores and audio forms, along with a short description of the pieces. Audio to be sent via WeTransfer or YouTube links.
Applications will be reviewed and candidates will receive an answer by the end of January 2021.
Watch here the final concert for Lullaby Project 2020, broadcasted live from the Alternative Stage of the National Greek Opera at SNFCC in October 2020.