Competitions

Good news at the end of Summer 2021! I received two 2021 SOCAN Foundation Young Composer Awards. One was in the Large Ensemble Category for my piece Petawawa Gorges, and the other was in the Solo Category for my piece Chorale and Variations.

My solo piano composition, Etude on Home Sweet Home, won the grand prize in the Domicile Adoré Competition run by Jeunesse Musicales Canada. Participants in this competition were asked to compose a piece based on a 6-note theme from “Home Sweet home”. In writing this piece, I aimed to convey not only the feelings of isolation and unrest, but also the comforts of staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is my recording of the piece, and sheet music is available at the Canadian Music Centre’s website.

My composition for full orchestra, Petawawa Gorges, received two exciting awards recently: (i) It was awarded an honorable mention in the 68th annual BMI Young Composer Competition and (ii) It was chosen for performance by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in the 2020 Jean Coulthard Readings.

My composition Isle of Pic won the 2020 Canadian Music Centre’s Emerging Composer Competition and was premiered by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at the Winnipeg New Music Festival in January 2020.

First Prize, 17 and under category, in the 2018 Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Manulife competition. Ravel Piano concerto at the finals:

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