Japanese wins $30,000 Zemlinsky Prize

A Japanese composer Aya Yoshida has won a major competition endowed by Alexander Zemlinsky’s widow at the University of Cincinnati with the aim of perpetuating his name.

Yoshida received $30k and a performance of her orchestral work, Double-Face.

Second-placed Pole Tomasz Skweres received $20k.

A Finn, Joel Järventausta, came third.

 

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  • Which is noteworthy: the identity of the winning composers, or their nationalities ?
    At least this isn’t a story about gender.

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