The concert of the Winners of the Molinari Quartet’s Seventh International Composition Competition was held on February 1st at the Conservatoire de Montréal. The public heard the four winning compositions selected among the 109 scores received from 26 countries. After the performance, the jury, formed by composers Brian Cherney and Maxime McKinley and the members of the Molinari Quartet, selected the final order of the winners. Here are the results:
1st Prize, 3000$ cash prize and a silkscreen by Guido Molinari: Jongsung Oh from South Korea
2nd Prize, 2000$ cash prize: Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete fromMexico
3e Prize ex-aequo, 500$ cash prize: Menelaos Peistikos from Greece and Preston Beebe from the United States.
The Public’s Choice Prize 100$ cash prize: Menelaos Peistikos
A very warm thanks to the Guido Molinari Foundation for its generous gift of the Molinari silkscreen that is now on its way to South Korea!