ANZVS Viola Composition Competition

20130310 ANZVS Composition Competition 543 This weekend I was one of three adjudicators for the first Australia and New Zealand Viola Society Composition Competition - that's a mouthful. There was a fantastic 24 entries that covered two categories, works for solo viola and works for two or more violas, and a young composer category.

The standard was wonderfully high and most of the compositions got a workshop at this weekend's Auckland Viola Convention which was fantastic.

The results were:

YOUNG COMPOSER CATEGORY

  • WINNER: Callum Blackmore (Auckland) after the storm will come a sleep
  • RUNNER-UP: Josiah Carr (Auckland) A Combination of Contrasts

GENERAL SOLO

  • WINNER: William Jeffery (Newcastle) Short and Suite

GENERAL GROUP

  • JOINT WINNER: Roman Benedict (London) Four
  • JOINT WINNER: Chris Artley (Auckland) Ah Waiheke

Thanks to my fellow viola-playing-adjudicators Michael Vidulich and Greg McGarity and to Neil Shepherd for the photos.

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This is how you're supposed to look while listening to music.

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