General regulations

Article 1 - Each candidate may apply only in one of the two categories and submit only one work.

Article 2 - The proposed work must be original, unpublished and never created. An arrangement or transcript will not be accepted. The piece must be written for organ solo or for organ and tape.

Article 3 - The anonymity of the candidates vis-à-vis the jury is guaranteed until the announcement of the results. As long as the candidate is in competition, contact between the candidate and the jury or jury members is not permitted. 

Article 4 - In case of indications of registration in the score, these must correspond to the specification of the organ of Dudelange.

Article 5 - The organ score must be in PDF format. The magnetic tape must be in . aiff format or in . wav (CD quality at least). The number of channels is limited to 12. Each channel must be fully recorded on a track (with silences without volume). The mix must have been done beforehand by the composer. Only the overall organ balance - tape will be adjusted during the concert.

Article 6 - The duration of the work must be between 8 minutes minimum and 12 minutes maximum.

Article 7 - Each work must be sent by Wetransfer or Dropbox to composition(at) For the work for organ solo, the composer can also attach to the score a recording, in . mp3, computer simulation or private performance of the work. For the work for organ and magnetic tape, the composer must attach to the score a stereo version of the magnetic tape and a recording, in . mp3 of a computer simulation or a private performance of the work.

No name or reference should appear on the scores that could allow the identification of the composer under penalty of exclusion from the competition. The shipping formats will be as follows:

No. Candidat_partition.pdf                           for partitions

No. Candidat_bande.wav (or.aiff)                 for the electronic part to be broadcast during the concert

No. Candidat_bandestereo.mp3                   for the electronic part to be broadcast for the Jury

No. Candidat_simulation.mp3                      for simulations


Article 8 - The deadline for the submission of scores is 1 March 2022.

Article 9 - The scores will not be returned unless expressly requested and at the composer’s expense.

Article 10 - The jury reserves the right not to award any prize or to share any prize.

Article 11 - Decisions of the Jury shall be taken at meetings (face-to-face or by video conference) to the exclusion of the public. The jury is sovereign and its decisions are final and irrevocable. The jury is not required to give reasons for its judgment against anyone.

Article 12 - The laureates are required to attend the concert for the creation of the winning works (25 October 2022). Travel expenses and one night accommodation will be refunded.

Article 13 - From the announcement of the results, each winning work must bear the mention «Work awarded at the European Composition Competition of Dudelange 2022 with the support and as part of Esch2022 – European Capital of Culture». In addition, the mention "World creation by Vincent Warnier - respectively Cindy Castillo, Arthur Stammet and Laurent Willkomm - on October 25, 2022 at the Stahlhuth-Jann organ of the church Saint-Martin in Dudelange" will appear on the score of each winning work.

Article 14 - In submitting an application, the applicant shall declare that the information provided is true and complete. It agrees that the registration office may have access to this personal information. It authorises the registration office to verify the accuracy of all information relating to its application. In the event that certain information provided by him is inaccurate, the candidate agrees that the organizer reserves the right to cancel his application. The recipient agrees and agrees that the organizer shall use its name for promotional purposes. In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation that entered into force in the European Union on 25 May 2018, the Contest Registration Office collects, processes and stores personal data for the sole purpose and duration of the contest.

Article 15 - The composer undertakes to guarantee to the organizer that he/she will not introduce in his work any reminiscence or resemblance that may violate the rights of third parties.

Article 16 - The organiser may not be held liable if, for a case of force majeure, this appeal is to be modified, postponed, extended, shortened or cancelled. In proposing his candidacy, the candidate may under no circumstances claim any financial remuneration of any kind or any compensation for the expenses he has incurred in this call. Only registration fees will be refunded.

Article 17 - The composer agrees that the organiser may record the performance of the musical work for archival purposes. In this case, the organiser undertakes to provide a recording to the composer. The recording made can only be broadcast in a private context or for reference purposes such as, but not limited to, projections related to the promotion of future performances. The organizer, Esch2022 and the composer will have the right to authorize the broadcast on radio, television and/or on social networks or other computer platforms of excerpts not exceeding two minutes. A broadcast of the full registration for promotional purposes under Esch2022 must be authorized by the other two parties. The winning candidates agree that the final concert of the competition will be recorded and broadcast by Luxembourg public-law socio-cultural radio 100,7.

Article 18 - The composer grants the organizer the exclusive option on the first performance of the musical work. The composer further agrees not to sell, license, transfer or otherwise dispose of any other rights in the musical work prior to the first performance of the work. The rights to all other performances are subject to the conditions governing copyright as provided by Luxembourg law, for the benefit of the composer.

Article 19 - The participants in this composition contest accept in full each of the articles of these rules. The French text is authentic. In any dispute, only the Court of Luxembourg shall have jurisdiction.