The Lullaby Project 2022: Open call for young Greek composers
The Lullaby Project will be held for the fifth consecutive year in Athens 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 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 2022 the Greek version of this special project for the fifth 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.
Since 2021, 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’s final concert.
Composers interested in participating in this year’s project are kindly requested to send their application at email@example.com by Monday, January 31 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 by the evaluation committee, consisting of Costa Pilavachi, Artistic Advisor on Music of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Anis Barnat, Co-founder of ESG and Tour Manager of the Simon Bolivar Orchestras of El Sistema Venezuela, and José Ángel Salazar Marín, Artistic Director of ESG, violinist and composer. The candidates will receive an answer by the 15th of February.