Music Biennale Zagreb choose finalists of the 5-Minute Piano Concerto Competition
12 October 2016
As one of many ways to
encourage and support the production of contemporary music, the Music
Biennale Zagreb embarked on a new adventure which is already
becoming a tradition – the first competition of 5-minute forms.
They started with opera during the last edition and the Polish composer Martyna Kosecka, who won the Competition, will open the 29th MBZ with the premiere of her opera Klothò which was comissioned by MBZ. This year the 5-Minute Piano Concerto Competition is launched, for which they received all together 182 applications from countries from all parts of the world.
The international jury – Johannes Kalitzke (composer
and conductor, Germany), Berislav
Šipuš (composer and conductor, Croatia) and Daan Vandewalle (pianist,
Belgium) worked intensively last weekend to choose the 10 most
successful scores which will be performed at the Competition Finals at the
29th MBZ.Besides the jury, the audience will have a vote as well in the Competition. The winner will receive a commission of a
full-scale piano concerto, which will be premiered at the next MBZ.
According to the Jury members, all ten finalists differ stylistically which will result in an interesting concert at the 29th MBZ! The finalists are:
- Evan T.
- Daniele Gasparini, Italy
- Chris Hung, Hong Kong
- Juro Kim
Vlahek, Croatia/ Spain
- Josué Zamora, Mexico
You can read the Jury Comments about the applications and the process of making music in general on the MBZ website.