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Il Piccolo 20 June 2005

Il Gazzettino 26 June 2005

1st edition 2004 - flute & string orchestra

3. FINAL RESULTS - January 27, 2005
The Organizing Committee of the
1st International EPICMUSIC Composition Prize is very proud to announce the winner of the 2004 contest: Richard ARNEST (USA) with Liquescence.
The Jury composed by Daniele Zanettovich (Composer, Conductor), Paolo Pessina (Composer, Conductor), Enzo Caroli (concert Flutist), Emilio Pessina (President and CEO of EPICMUSIC), Giuseppe Rodolfi (Vice-President EPICMUSIC) and Madame Countess Margherita Cassis Faraone (Honour member) made a first selection (among 90 scores received from all over the world) at the end of November 2004, choosing 13 compositions for the final decision held in the second decade of January 2005.
Due to the outstanding level of the works received, the Jury has decided to assign also
three 'Honour Mentions' «for the writing ability and a very personal language in balance between tradition and innovation» to Alkis BALTAS (Greece) with Between Two Worlds, to Pertti JALAVA (Finland) with In the wind and to Stephen YIP (HongKong/USA) with Shun other than one 'Special Mention' to Max STERN (Israel) with Three Ancient Pieces. Those composers will receive their Certificate by ordinary mail.
During June-September 2005 the winning work (Liquescence by Richard Arnest) will be played by the flutist Enzo Caroli and the Orchestra Sinfonica Adriatica conducted by Paolo Pessina in two concerts and two recording sessions, together with creations of Jean Françaix (Impromptu pour flute et cordes) Daniele Zanettovich (Concerto “detto il Casanova”) and Paolo Pessina (Flute Concerto Op.64 "Odisseus") that will be distributed on CD by the magazine Falaut on April 2006. Further concerts of the winning work and/or the special mentioned works will be announced directly to the composers via email and published in this website.

external links:
- Richard ARNEST
- Alkis BALTAS
- Pertti JALAVA
- Stephen YIP

- Max STERN
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2. SELECTED WORKS - November 25, 2004
At the deadline of november 1st 2004, the secretariat of the
1st International EPICMUSIC Composition Prize has received more than 90 scores!!!
After a first screening the jury panel has selected 13 works of very high level for the final decision. Those are (in alphabetic order):
- ARNEST, Richard (USA) Liquescence
- BALTAS, Alkis (Greece) Between Two Worlds
- GASSNER, Moshe (Israel) Metamorphosis of the time
- GREIG, Alastair (England) Echo's Refrain
- JALAVA, Pertti (Finland) In the wind
- KI, Hong Seung (Korea/Austria) Anreiz (incentive)
- KVAM, Oddvar S. (Norway) Impressions
- MOERK, Alice A. (USA) Muse
- OHMAE, Satoshi (Japan) Cosmo Immaginario
- REGHEZZA, Marco (Italy) Flautarchia
- STERN, Max (Israel) Three Ancient Pieces
- YIP, Stephen (Hong-Kong/USA) Shun
- ZABEL, Frank (Germany) …trick of the light, light as a feather…

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1. ANNOUNCEMENT & RULES -
June 8, 2004
The purpose of the
1st International EPICMUSIC Composition Prize is to encourage composers to contribute to the growth and excellence of contemporary music. The piece should be free from existent aesthetics or concepts, and must be fresh in its musical narrativety as a whole, rather than conforming with the historical achievement, and not only showing special instrumental techniques, nor in strange novelty merely for its sake.
Rules:
1. The Competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities.
2. There will be only one winning work that will be recorded and distributed on CD by an italian label during 2005. The performers will be the Orchestra Sinfonica Adriatica conducted by Paolo Pessina and the soloist will be the virtuoso flutist Enzo Caroli. Additional performances during 2005-2006 season, when possible.
3. The required composition is a work for solo Flute and String Orchestra (Strings: 4.3.2.2.1) with no electronics. The duration of the submitted pieces should be about 10 minutes, and must be within 15 minutes and be indicated on the score.
4. The composition must be unpublished, never have been performed in public nor have been awarded a prize under its present or other title.
5. Each composer may present only one composition.
6. Registration fee of Euro 50,00 non refundable.
7. The complete application form (download the pdf file at the bottom of this page) and scores should be addressed to "Associazione EPICMUSIC" by registered mail, not later than November 1st 2004.
8. The compositions will be examined by an international renowned jury. The decision of the judges will be final.
9. The winning work will be announced and notified also directly to the composer, by November 30, 2004.
10. None of the materials submitted shall be returned to the applicants.
11. The winning composer formally agrees to include the statement: "First Prize Award - 1st International EPICMUSIC Composition Prize, 2004" in any further publications, performances, recordings, etc. of the award winning composition.
>> Download here the PDF
Application Form.

2nd edition 2005 - symphonic & chamber works

3. FINAL RESULTS - October 1st 2006
The Jury of the
2nd International EPICMUSIC Composition Prize, composed by Paolo Pessina (composer/conductor, Italy), Enzo Caroli (flutist, Italy), Igor Vicentic (pianist/professor, Slovenia), Mirko Polic (violinist/producer, Slovenia), Emilio Pessina (EPICMUSIC president and CEO, Italy) and Giuseppe Rodolfi (vice-president of EPICMUSIC, Italy), made a first selection (among 81 scores received from all over the world) at the end of June 2006, choose 14 composition matching with the rules of the competition.
At the end of September 2006, after having re-examined the scores, the Judging panel decided to ''
not assign any First Prize''.
The final decision was to assign
two 'Special Mentions' «for the personal language in balance between tradition and innovation» to Paul Vincent REALE (USA) with Sacred Geometry 2 [violin and viola] and to Brian CALLAGHAN (USA) with Nocturne [flute and harp] Those composers will receive a certificate by ordinary mail.

external links:
- Paul Vincent REALE
- Brian CALLAGHAN

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2. SELECTED WORKS - July 1st 2006
At the deadline of May 1st 2006, the secretariat of the
2nd International EPICMUSIC Composition Prize received 81 scores from all over the world.
After a first screening the jury panel selected 14 compositions matching with the rules of the competition; those works (here listed in alphabetic order) will be re-analysed for the final decision:
- ARENA, Vito (Italy) Tre Intermezzi
- BLÁHA, Ivo (Czech Republic) Alter Ego
- CALLAGHAN, Brian (USA) Nocturne
- CARNEVALINI, Marco (Italy) Adagio
- COLOMBO, Sarah (Italy) Magica Notte
- GEURDES, Johannes F. (Netherlands) Septa
- HIRSCHFELD, C.René (Germany) Haiku V°
- REALE, Paul (USA) Sacred Geometry 2
- RUSCONI, Roberto (Italy) Frammento IV°
- SAKELLARIDES, Leonidas (Greece) Wintering
- SCHMIDT-MECHAU, Friedemann (Germany) Tau
- STEVENS, Donald (England) Dances From The Seven Isles
- STONE, Felix [SHI, Yu] (P.R.China) The Space In The FunHouse Mirror
- WHANG, Minho (Korea/USA) Echo Of Silence
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1. ANNOUNCEMENT & RULES -
May 23, 2005
The
2nd International EPICMUSIC Composition Prize, an idea inspired by the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, aims to discover works that can be performed in concert with his masterworks, and is in celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth. The scope of the competition is to encourage composers to contribute to the growth and excellence of contemporary music. Each piece should not be tied to established musical aesthetics or concepts, and must be fresh in its musical expression as a whole, rather than conforming to outdated contemporary languages, and not simply showing off special instrumental techniques or novelty, merely for its own sake.
Rules:
1. The Competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities.
2. The required compositions, with no electronics, are grouped in 4 (four) categories:
A. concertante work for Violin, Viola and Orchestra (2 Oboes - 2 Horns - Strings);
B. concertante work for Flute, Harp and Orchestra (2 Oboes - 2 Horns - Strings);
C. duo work for Violin and Viola;
D. duo work for Flute and Harp.
3. There is no limit to the duration of the submitted pieces, but the time must be clearly indicated on the score.
4. Each composer may submit only one original work for each category (arrangements and transcriptions are not allowed). The composition must be unpublished, never have been performed in public nor have been awarded a prize under its present or other title
5. Entry fees for each submitted work: Euro 75,00 / USD 94,00 (for categories A, B) and Euro 50,00 / USD 63,00 (for categories C, D) non refundable, -net of bank charges/commission- payable to Associazione EPICMUSIC.
6. The complete application form (please download the pdf file at the bottom of this page), 1 clearly-readable score, 1 complete set of parts, plus 1 piano reduction (only for categories A, B), should be submitted by registered mail, not later than May 1st 2006 (postmark), to: Associazione EPICMUSIC - Strada del Friuli, 509/2 - I-34136 Trieste - Italy
7. The compositions will be examined by an internationally renowned jury. The decision of the judges will be final.
8. The winning work(s) will be announced on this website (www.epicmusic.net) within 2 months of the closing date, and notified also directly to the composer(s) by e-mail.
9. None of the materials submitted will be returned to the applicants.
10. The prize-winner composer must formally agree to include the statement: "First Prize Award - 2nd International EPICMUSIC Composition Prize, 2005" in any further publications, performances, recordings, etc. of the award-winning composition.
11. Prizes: there will be only one winning work for each category, that will be recorded on CD and distributed by EPICMUSIC. The performers will be the Orchestra Sinfonica Adriatica conducted by Paolo Pessina and virtuoso soloists to be announced. There will be additional performances during the 2006-2007 season, when possible. There will be no cash prizes. The jury reserves the right not to award the first prices, if the scores submitted lack of artistic level, and to assign Honour and Special Mentions to other outstanding compositions.
>> Download here the PDF
Rules.
>> Scaricate qui la versione PDF italiana del
Regolamento.
>> Download here the PDF
Application Form.




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