The ISCM is pleased to announce that distinguished composers Tomoko Fukui (Japan), Javier Hagen (Switzerland), and Eva Lopszyc (Argentina) have been chosen to serve as the international jury for the 2014 Young Composers Award which is to be held as part of the ISCM World Music Days in Wroclaw, Poland this coming October.
At each ISCM World Music Days Festival an international jury, constituted from the ISCM membership, carefully considers all works performed during the festival written by composers age 35 or under, and selects a single composer to receive the ISCM Young Composers Award. The winner is granted a monetary prize and a commission for a new piece to be performed at a future World Music Days Festival. Through this award, ISCM is making a meaningful and lasting contribution to the depth and breadth of contemporary music repertoire, as well as providing support and encouragement to the most promising emerging composers of our time. This year, there will be twenty-nine eligible pieces from all over the world that the jury will have to consider, and the announcement of the selected composer will take place at the conclusion of the evening concert on 12 October. The outcome will also be featured on this website.
This is one of the premier international awards for emerging composers, and ISCM is very pleased to have such accomplished composers serving as jurors.