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2017 Young Composer Winners

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Tribeca New Music is proud to present Future Voices, highlighting the winning scores of our national 2017 Young Composer Competition by Charles Halka and Lauren Vandervelden.   Additional works featured on the program are by Kenji Bunch, Joshua Clausen, Leonor Falcón, Grant Luhmann (a 2016 YCC winner!), and a New York premiere from Jessica Meyer

The Young Composer Competition is divided into two groups, Division 1 for composers 22-35 years old, and Division 2 for composers 21 years old and younger.  Celebrating its 19th year,  this competition continues to surprise and delight listeners with amazing new works from across the country.

Division 1:  Charles Halka’s Por la Fuerza las Tierras for quintet has won First Place in Division 1 of the 2017 Young Composer Competition.  He is Visiting Lecturer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he teaches composition, orchestration, and musicianship and codirects Nextet, UNLV’s contemporary music ensemble.

Division 2: Lauren Vandervelden’s Kaleidoscopic Suite for piano quartet has won First Place in Division 2 of the 2017 Young Composer Competition.  Lauren Vandervelden, a 17-year-old from Boise, Idaho, is a junior in high school and will study both violin performance and composition upon graduation. When not practicing or composing, she enjoys studying physics and astronomy.

Tribeca Monsters performing:  Led by cellist Wendy Law, our Tribeca Monster performers include Julietta Curenton, flute; Shunyin Wang Dukovski, piano;  Vasco Dukovski, clarinet; Leonor Falcón, violin; Wendy Law, cello; Erin Wight, viola;  Ji in Yang, violin.

On the program:

Kenji Bunch - The 3 G's
Joshua Clausen - History Is Going to Change
Charles Halka - Por la Fuerza las Tierras
Leonor Falcón - Nymphs and Spacemen
Grant Luhmann - Arborea
Jessica Meyer - Delta Sunrise (NY premiere)
Lauren Vandervelden - Kaleidoscopic Suite

Earlier Event: September 17
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Later Event: December 1
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