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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  • Peter says:

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

  • Anon says:

    https://www.dr.dk/radio/p2/p2-koncerten/p2-koncerten-2016-03-10#!/

    Double face starts near 1:51:40

    My favorite part is when the tea kettle starts whistling and won’t stop.

  • Ceasar says:

    aural shock and awe.

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