In cooperation with broadcasting organizations, the IMC stages international Rostra which are designed to use broadcasting to bring recognition to living composers.
Rostrum = any platform, stage, or the like, for public speaking.
The initiators of the prototype of the IMC Rostra, the International Rostrum of Composers, chose the word "Rostrum" as they aimed at creating a platform that should have the specific purpose of facilitating exchange between broadcasters. Indeed, after the listening sessions, the assembly of delegates selects and recommends the most important works in the various categories. These and other works will be presented in concerts and broadcast after the Rostrum by the participating and other interested radio stations.
IMC International Rostrum for Composers. For contemporary western art music works. In collaboration with hosting radio stations and the European Broadcasting Union. Read more...
IMC International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music. For contemporary western electroacoustic art music works. In collaboration with the International Confederation for Electroacoustic Music, hosting organisations and the European Broadcasting Union. Read more...
In the past , IMC also staged regional rostra which aimed to promote traditional music and offer performance interchange opportunities for musicians and musics from all regions of the world.
Arab Music Rostrum
Rostrum of Caribbean and Latin American Music (TRIMALCA)
Asian Music Rostrum
African Music Rostrum
Participation in EBU Competitions
IMC members participate in various other competitions in classical music and jazz organised by the European Broadcasting Union and its members.
New Talent Competition for young classical music performers (under age of 30); organised by the European Broadcasting Union and Slovak Radio. Read more...
Concertina Praga, for young musicians under age of 19
Let the People Sing, for amateur choruses
For more information about the above EBU radio competitions, click here