Composer's Voice

Call for Works

Current Opportunities

Lehner String Quartet Looking for Composers who want to Produce their Work

Vox Novus in collaboration with Virtual Concert Halls is looking for composers who are interested in supporting a performance and LIVE online video recording of their string quarters. Selected composers will have their string quartet presented on a special Composer’s Voice online concert hosted by Virtual Concert Halls and broadcasted LIVE online to 5 streaming platforms: Youtube, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitch, and Periscope. All performances will be archived on their related platforms.

Composers will be featured LIVE online during the concert to present themselves and describe their works to the audience. A host will introduce the musicians and the composers.

In order to present this online publication of their works, composers will be asked to sign and agree to a consent form for online publication and promotion. Agreements will be non-exclusive for all parties.

The deadline to submit scores is May 1, 2021.

Composers need to submit their string quartets online to New Music Engine. New Music Engine Link can be found here:
New Music Engine

There is a $30 submission fee to be paid to Vox Novus.
PayPal button can be found here: http://www.voxnovus.com/composersvoice/calls/

Selected composers have a $1100 production fee to cover musician fees and broadcasting costs.

Composers will receive 2 online rehearsals (30 minutes each) and performance of your string quartet broadcasted live online to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitch and Periscope by Virtual Concert Halls. You will have a video and audio copy your work with non-exclusive rights to do with what you wish. (All artists and producers are expected to be credited in publications.)

Guidelines:

Works need to be a maximum of 15 minutes in length.

Scores need to be submitted as a PDF file including all parts.

An Audio Realization sound file of the work as MP3 is required.

Works need to be submitted by May 1, 2021.

150 word biography.

150 word program notes.

Participating composers are required to participate for the online performance with an interview and presentation of their piece.

Participating composers will also be asked to sign a consent form for public online performance.

Participating composers participating in this digital publication will be required to sign a publication agreement.

Guidelines:

Work written for string quartet (Violin 1, Violin 2. Viola, and Cello)

Work needs to be less than 15 minutes in length.

There is a submission fee of $30

Deadline for work is May 1, 2021

Work must be submitted to newmusicengine.org

Composers will be asked to register to New Music Engine and provide the following:
-Biography
-Program Notes
-Score as a PDF file
-PDF score must include all 4 instrument parts
-Audio Realization of the work uploaded as MP3 file
-$30 submission fee (Merchant Transaction ID from your PayPal receipt to Vox Novus)

Lehner String Quartet


Natasha Bogachek, violin
Zino Bogachek, violin
Philippe Chao, viola
Igor Zubkovsky, cello

The Lehner String Quartet is composed of four talented musicians who are members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra (Washington National Opera): Violinists Natasha Bogachek and Zino Bogachek, violist Philippe Chao, and cellist Igor Zubkovsky. Each are accomplished performers in their own right, they have a history of performing together to bring music to audiences around the world. Virtual Concert Halls and Vox Novus are proud to feature these string players to present new music by living composers.

A sample of the quartet's work can be found on YouTude at the following:

https://youtu.be/Ra_-Ufzf2rQ

Violinist Natasha Bogachek, a native of Russia, received her B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and continued her studies at the Peabody Conservatory. Iin the United States, she has appeared as a soloist with the National Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Centennial Philharmonic, and Eclipse Chamber Orchestras, and performed with various chamber music groups throughout the country. Ms. Bogachek was a member of the Knoxville Symphony and the North Carolina Symphony prior to joining the National Symphony Orchestra in September 2000.
www.kennedy-center.org/artists/b/bo-bz/natasha-bogachek

Ukranian-born American violinist Zino Bogachek has received broad critical acclaim for his technical facility and emotional expressiveness. Known for his uncompromising individuality and wide-ranging musical interests, he has performed extensively as a soloist, recitalist and chamber music collaborator throughout the former USSR, Poland, Austria, Mexico, Italy and the U.S. Mr. Bogachek was Principal Second Violin of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra before joining the the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra in 1999.
www.kennedy-center.org/artists/b/bo-bz/zino-bogachek/

Philippe Chao enjoys a wide-ranging career as an orchestral, solo and collaborative performer as well as a respected teacher and coach. A tenured member of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, he also performs as Principal Violist with The Post-Classical Ensemble and as an extra musician with the National, Detroit, and Baltimore Symphonies. He spends his summers as a member of the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson, Wyoming. As part of the Cappelletti-Chao Duo has performed throughout the country in a variety of venues from concert halls to music festivals to salon concert series’ and have appeared on live radio. His decade-long collaboration has resulted in several works having being written specially for the duo, including Divertimento by the renowned American composer, Adolphus Hailstork.
http://www.kennedy-center.org/artists/c/ca-cn/philippe-chao/

Igor Zubkovsky started playing cello in his native Russia. He first appeared as a soloist with the Minsk State Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of twelve, performing the Haydn C Major Cello Concerto. Later, he studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Natalia Shakhovskaya, the Gold Medalist of the 1962 Tchaikovsky Competition. Mr. Zubkovsky won top prizes at international competitions, including the International Cello Competition in Minsk, Belarus (II prize), and the Tansman Competition in Lodz, Poland (Grand Prix). Since 2003, Mr. Zubkovsky has been a member of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and continues to perform extensively as a soloist and chamber musician. He has appeared at Merkin Concert Hall in New York and the prestigious Newport Music Festival. He is the author of numerous arrangements and transcriptions of duets and trios featuring the cello. He premiered the Cello Sonata by Isaac Mikhnovsky.
www.kennedy-center.org/artists/z/zo-zz/igor-zubkovsky/

Always Striving

The Composer's Voice concert series is always looking for new and innovative ways to empower composers and the champions who perform and promote new music. The goal is to give an opportunity for the composer to have a forum in which they can express their own aesthic or personal "voice." Composer's Voice does this in several ways:

- Frequent Concerts - The first and foremost way that Composer's Voice promotes composers is presenting frequent concerts in New York City. Composer's Voice has presented more than 150 concert in New York City.
- Calls for Scores - Composer's Voice often presents musicians and ensembles who are looking for works to fit their instrumentation. Composer's Voice disseminates these calls to its members and the public and organizes calls for scores to fit the musicians needs.
- Talented Musicians - Empowering the new music community. Composer's Voice presents works from living composers. The series specifically seeks, presents, and promotes talented musicians who embrace new works to add to their repetoire.
- Concert Curation - Understanding the difficult environment that new music experiences, Composer's Voice also presents opportunities for individuals and organizations to curate and organize performance. The goal is to strengthen and empower the field with successful concertizing strategies to further propegate new music. Composer's Voice also seeks to collaborate with musicians, composers, curators, and other new music organizations to creat opportunities for the composer and new music.

Composer's Voice

Director

Robert Voisey is the Executive Director of Vox Novus, a new music production and promotion company. Through Vox Novus, he founded and directs the performance projects: 60x60, Composer’s Voice, Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame, and Circuit Bridges resulting in more than 500 performances promoting thousands of composers, musicians, choreographers, dancers, and artists. He is also the Organizational Advancement Director of Electronic Music Midwest and is active in promoting contemporary new music projects throughout the world.

Composer's Voice
Organizations and
Supporters

Composer's Voice concert series is a project from Vox Novus.

Vox Novus believes strongly in the intrinsic value of contemporary music, recognizing it as a force in the advancement of culture and art. Our goal is to keep music alive by strengthening the connection between composer and audience, providing greater exposure to new music.