Musequal is organizing a competition for finding a new Composer in Residence for 2021-23.

The competition is open to composers of all ages of all nationalities.


The work with which you can apply is a free-choice chamber music work of about 10 minutes for 2-4 instruments. Instruments available are: 1 violin, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 piano. The composition does not have to be composed for the competition or be unpublished/unperformed.

Composer in Residence 2017-2020 Cecilia Damström will chair the competition committee

The jury that consists of Finnish professional composers and musicians will shortlist all submissions and choose 6 pieces for the final concert held on 9th of February 2021.


Cecilia Damström, chair

Veli Kujala

Minna Leinonen

Linda Suolahti

Mari Viluksela

Registration fee: 

EUR 10 per composition, to be paid through bank transfer to:

Account holder: Kokonainen ry

IBAN: FI94 7997 7997 9729 42

Swift-BIC code: HOLVFIHH

Message: Competition 2021

All transfer and bank charges are to be covered by the applicant.



1st Prize  

Contestant will be named Composer of Residence in Musequal festival in



2nd Prize  

Jury will select a work of contestant to be performed in Musequal festival 2021


3rd Prize

Contestant will receive an honorable mention of showing unexceptional talent 


The Jury may decide to divide the prizes or not to award a prize.

The jury's decision is final.


diversity. art. unity.