This summer the 7th International Composition Competition will be held in Prades. Composers from all over the world will compete in a musical joust; the winner’s name will forever be associated with that of Pablo Casals. The competition is a parallel event with the main summer 2017 Pablo Casals Festival itself: the winning work will be selected by a jury of professionals, and its composer will receive a diploma welcoming him or her to the close circle of International Composition Competitions winners.
The Pablo Casals Festival will then commission from him/her a second piece, including the mandatory cello, which will be played during the 2018 Festival. Who will follow the Italian Filippo Zapponi, awarded in 2015 ?

It is the Korean Sang In Lee who distinguished and won the 2017 Pablo Casals Festival Composition Competition with “Vinteuil’s Little Sentence”