competition composition molinari

Third edition 2005-2006

Prizewinners of the Molinari Quartet’s Third International Composition Competition

On Thursday, May 25, 2006, at 8 pm, at McGill University’s Redpath Hall, the Molinari Quartet announced the names of the prizewinners of its Second International Composition Competition for String Quartet. The winners were selected from 92 entries, submitted from applicants aged less than 40. The jury, comprising members of the Molinari Quartet and composers Isabelle Panneton and Serge Provost, convened in May to evaluate the 92 original scores received from 32 different countries. –

First Prize / 3 000 grant

Kazutomo Yamamoto (Japan, 1975) for his work Mare Taranquitatis (Sea of tranquillity)

Second prize / 2 000 grant

José Luis Hurtado (Mexico, 1975) for his work L’ardito e quasi stridente gesto

Third prize / bourse de 500 grant

Stephen Yip (Hong Kong, China, 1971) for his work Yi Bi

The four prizewinners will be invited to work with the Molinari Quartet prior to the Concert des lauréats which will be held on March 2, 2007. The winners will also participate in the series Dialogues à la Chapelle, consisting in public workshops of discussion and performance initiated by the Molinari Quartet.

In addition, the four winning works will be recorded on compact disc for the ATMA Classique label.