2017 Young Composer Winners Tribeca New Music is proud to present the annual young composer winning scores for our national 2017 Young Composer Competition. Divided into two groups, Division 1 for composers 22-35 years old, and Division 2 for composers 21 years old and younger, this competition continues to delight and surprise 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.
On the program will be works of:
Stay tuned for details. Tickets will go on sale October 16, 2017.