Xu Zhimo International Music Competition launched


The inaugural Xu Zhimo International Music Competition has been opened for submissions across three different age categories. The Competition calls for English translations of Xu Zhimo’s poetry to be set for performance by solo voice and a small ensemble of Western and Chinese instruments, celebrating the centenary of the connection between King's and the renowned Chinese poet, Xu Zhimo.

Entrants are asked to choose from a selection of English verse translations by Stuart Lyons of Xu Zhimo's poems and set the translations to a musical score. Competition winners will be awarded a prize of £5000 in the open category, £1000 in the 15-18 category, and £500 in the 14 and under category. The judging panel will be chaired by Professor Richard Causton (KC 2012) and includes Zhao Cong, Dr Colin Huehns (KC 1984), Errollyn Wallen (KC 1999) and Raymond Yiu, with Master of the King's Music, Judith Weir (KC 1973), serving as honorary president. 

Full details of how to enter can be found on the Competition website.

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