Wednesday, 6 October 2021

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Composers are invited to apply for a place in the 8th European Composers Competition, to be held in Birmingham, England in 2022 as part of the 43rd European Brass Band Championships.

Composers are invited to submit an original composition for brass band of maximum 12 minutes duration. The competition will consist of one preliminary round and a final. The final will take place on the 29th April 2022 in the Town Hall in Birmingham, where the new compositions will be performed by the Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

The prizes total EUR 2500 (1st), 2000 (2nd), 1500 (3rd) and 500 (audience prize) and 500 (band prize), including support for future commissions or further study. 

Applicants must have been born on or after January 1st, 1987. Closing date for entries is 1st January 2022.

For further details, please contact Kor Niehof –

Click here to download the rules and regulations.

Entry form can found at


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