Mivos/ICreation Prize

I Creation/ Mivos Composition Prize for Chinese Composers 


Mivos Quartet and I Creation is pleased to present the 2nd Biennial I Creation/ Mivos Quartet Prize for Chinese Composers 2015. The competition is designed to promote string quartet works by talented emerging composers of Chinese descent worldwide.


The winner will receive a US$1000 cash award and performances by Mivos Quartet in New York City and Hong Kong during their 2015-16 season.


The winner of the 2013 I Creation/Mivos Quartet Prize was Ke Xuwww.kexumusic.com 



Application Guidelines 2015 - NOW CLOSED




Emerging Chinese composers are invited to apply. There are no restrictions on candidates’ current country of residence (N.B., candidates residing in the United States who are eligible for the Mivos/ Kanter String Quartet Composition Prize are also eligible for the I Creation/ Mivos Composition Prize for Chinese Composers, however candidates may only apply for one (1) of these competitions each season). Mivos Quartet defines an emerging composer as a composer who is in the early to middle stages of developing an international career, and for whom this prize would represent a noteworthy career opportunity.


Application Fee


US$60. Payment will be accepted online via Paypal or credit/debit card. Please visit mivosquartet.com to proceed to the payment page.




Application Instructions


Applications will only be accepted via email, to icreationprize@gmail.com

Composers should include the following application materials as email attachments:


* not required, but strongly recommended


Compositions must be scored for 2 violins, viola and cello, and may not exceed 30 minutes in length. Works involving electronics and other media will not be accepted at this time.


Submission Deadline

Submissions must be time-stamped by September 15th, 2015, 11:59pm EST.

The first 200 applications will be accepted.


Announcement of Results

The competition will take place in two rounds.

A maximum of 5 finalists will be notified via email by October 15th, 2015.

The competition winner will be announced by November 1st, 2015.



For inquiries in Chinese and English, please contact

Office for the Competition

Tel: 852-2577 8815