Cum Laude Music Awards Non Profit Music Foundation

International Consonant Chamber Music Composition Contest

Non Profit Music Foundation has announced that the jury formed by José Luis Temes, Juan Carlos Garvayo, Javier Monteverde y Jorge Grundman makes public the resolution of the first edition of this International Consonant Chamber Music Composition Contest.

 

With more than one hundred works participating from almost one hundred countries, the jury resolution have been very dificult due the high quality of every work inscribed. The variety, the quantity and the procedence of these compositions have demostrated that consonant music - the music which puts in consonance composer, performer and the audience - is now more than a trend isolated in the contemporary music but a reality inside all nowadays composition languages.

 

Winner works are the following ones:

 

Composer Cum Laude and Best Contemporary Work for Piano Solo

Andreas Foivos Apostolou, Athens. Greece

Metamorphoses for Piano

 

Best Contemporary Work for String Quartet (ex aequo)

José González Granero, San Francisco. USA

String Quartet Nº 1 'Noche Del Amor Imsomne'

 

Best Contemporary Work for String Quartet (ex aequo)

Iván Palomares de la Encina, Madrid. Spain

Con Moto for String Quartet

 

Best Contemporary Work for Piano Quintet

Jan Wachowski, Kobyłka. Poland

Quintet for Piano Quintet

 

All the works will be premiered during the 2017-18 season and will be recorded on CD which will be worldwide distributed by Non Profit Music Foundation from 2018 on.

 

Composer Cum Laude and

Best Classical Contemporary Work for Piano Solo

Andreas-Foivos Apostolou was born in Athens in 1991 into an artistic family.  He graduated with the distinction of a unanimous First Prize in Piano from the Conservatoire in Athens. He went on to the Boyer School of Music, Temple University, where he studied Piano and Composition with Charles Abramovic, Harvey Wedeen, Richard Brodhead and Jan Krzywicki.  He obtained his BM in 2013.

 

He has graduated with a Double Major MM in Piano Performance and Composition at Jacobs School of Music- Indiana University in 2016 (3.95/ 4.00 GPA). He has studied with pianists André Watts, Edward Auer, Jean-Louis Haguenauer and with composers Sven-David Sandstrom, Aaron Travers, David Dzubay and Claude Baker.  He held the position of Associate Instructor in Piano, at Jacobs School of Music for the academic year 2015- 2016. He created his own syllabus and exams for the course P-130, which was enrolled by advanced non-major piano students and gave private lessons to music majors of various levels of proficiency. He also assisted instrumentation courses for undergraduate composers and worked with the Ballet Department on IU Ballet Theater Productions, as an accompanist.

 

He is currently a PhD candidate in Piano Performance at the Department of Music Science and Art, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

His mentor since childhood, is the internationally acclaimed pianist Vinia Tsopelas. He is the First Prize winner in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition for Young Artists in, Greece (2011), the recipient of the “Maria Bondarenko” Award- Israel (2016) and the First Prize at the 2014 International Kozani Competition for Composition, in Greece for his work “Trio for Piano, Flute and Cello". He is also the recipient of the “Academic Excellence” Award- Temple University (2010-2013) and the “Artistic Excellence” Award- Indiana University (2013- 2015).

 

His concert appearances in Europe include performances with the Greek Radio-Television Orchestra, solo recitals in Milan, Salzburg, Prague, France, Israel, Athens and Thessaloniki. In the US, he has performed in Bargemusic, New York, and other venues in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Bloomington, Indiana. He frequently performs his own compositions, as well as works of various styles, from baroque to contemporary.

 

He has participated in masterclasses with pianists: Robert Levin, Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berman, Tatiana Zelikman, Emanuel Krasovsky, Asaf Zohar, Andrzej Pikul, Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff and composers: David Rakowski and George Tsontakis.

 

Andreas-Foivos has performed on numerous occasions with the New Music Ensemble under the direction of David Dzubay in many chamber and electroacoustic performances of renowned composers such as Sebastian Currier, Oscar Biancchi, John Luther Adams, Steven Mackey, David Rakowski, Anders Hillborg, Steve Rouse, Shinichiro Ikebe, Libby Larsen, Hitomi Kaneko, Jo Kondo to name a few. He has also recorded on CD works by Ryan Chase and Steve Rouse. In October 2015, he was featured as the soloist of NME performing Bernard Rands’ “Three Pieces for Solo Piano”, in the presence of the composer.

 

His compositional output includes works for piano, various ensembles, choir, symphonic orchestra, as well as music for theater, choreography and short films. Andreas Apostolou’s works have been premiered in the US, Israel, Portugal and Greece.

 

“Van- 1915” was published on May 2016 by Indiana University Press. It is a symphonic work inspired from and dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide.  He has written soundtracks for short and medium-length films by director Ethan Sacchi, the silent film “Cenotaph” by Julie Hegarat, as well as music for the Greek theatrical production “The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead” by Robert Hewett.

 

He is the recipient of several prestigious grants and awards: Leon & Aspasia Lemos Foundation, Latsis Foundation, J. F. Costopoulos Foundation, Attica Tradition Educational Foundation, George P. Lemos, Angela Hadjipateras and Kathryn Hunter.

 

 

Best Classical Contemporary Work for String Quartet (ex aequo)

Jose Gonzalez Granero, Clarinetist and composer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, recently 1st Prize Winner for the Villiers Quartet New Works Composition Competition (London), also he has been nominated twice for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Mr. Gonzalez Granero holds the Principal Clarinet position for the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 2010. He graduated from Granada Royal Conservatory, USC Thorton School of Music and The Colburn School in Los Angeles under his mentor Yehuda Gilad.

 

Mr. Gonzalez has won numerous competitions and awards, both as a clarinetist and composer, including Grand Prize for exceptional talent and musicianship in the Pasadena Instrumental Competition (2009), First Prize in the Burbank Philharmonic Concerto Competition (2009), Second Place in the Downey Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (2009), Second Prize in the Pasadena Instrumental Competition (2008), Second Prize ‘Ville de Comines-Warneton’ composition competition and winner of the Villiers Quartet New Works Composition Competition (London, UK).

 

Currently Mr. Gonzalez studies composition with Mr. David Conte head of the composition department at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Best Classical Contemporary Work for String Quartet (ex aequo)

Iván Palomares Born in Madrid, he studied music in the Royal Conservatory of Music, in the fields of Orchestral Conducting and Composition, ending up with the highest distinctions and the recipient of the Best Thesis Award.

 

He completed his conducting and composition studies throughout several master classes in Brussels, Berlin and the United States from prestigious and renowned musicians such as Philippe Gérard, Enrique García Asensio, Samuel Adler, Benet Casablancas, Ertugrul Sevsay, Hummie Mann or Teresa Catalán.

 

He has focused his professional career in the field of concert music (both as a composer and conductor) and in the field of media composition, having participated in several projects for Film, TV or Theatre, for which he has received several praises, nominations and awards such as two Jerry Goldsmith Awards, the Crystal Pine for Best music in Documentaries or the prestigious Harold Arlen Film and TV Award granted by the Ascap Foundation.

As a conductor, he has worked with several orchestras and ensembles in Europe and in the United States, such as the Hollywood Session Orchestra, the OSRTVE Orchestra (renowned Spanish Radio and TV Orchestra), the Budapest SO, the Louvain-La Neuve SO, the Young Linares SO, the Nova de l’Ollería Symphonic Band and, besides Concert Repertoire, he is often called for Conducting Sessions both in Spain and abroad, such as numerous recordings for both his own music or other artists’ (at Warner Brothers, California, Magyar Radio - Budapest, Mad4Strings – Madrid, 20 Century Fox, Los Angeles, CA, OSRTVE, etc).

 

He has been invited as a lecturer in several musical conferences, such as the MUCA International Congress for Music and Audiovisual Culture, the Author Foundation, the Sgae Foundation, the Eutherpe Congress or the Dramatic Arts National Academy and he has been selected in prestigious workshops all around the world, such as the Berlinale Talent Campus or the Richard Bellis’ Ascap Film Scoring Workshop, held in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Best Classical Contemporary Work for Piano Quintet

Jan Wachowski passion is composition and piano. He has begun playing the piano since he was 6 years old and composing the music since he was 12 years old. Now he is 19 and he is in the last class of Music High School in Warsaw, Poland. He is going to continue his music education at the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw: two faculties simultaneously the composition and the piano. He has composed around 20 pieces, which contain: piano works, two pianos, chamber and orchestra.

 

In 2016 Jan was a participant of the 20th Morningside Music Bridge (MMB) Program, organized by Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada. He was also a participant of Talented Youth’s Foundation Program of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland. During last two years Jan had a pleasure to perform in some of the prestigious concert halls as a pianist and in some of them also as a composer such as: Forbidden City Central Hall in Beijing (China), Royal Castle Hall in Warsaw (Poland), Chamber Hall of the National Polish Radio Symphonic Orchestra Auditorium (NOSPR) in Katowice (Poland),Chamber Hall in the European Music Centre of K. Penderecki in Lusławice (Poland).

 

Some of special achievements in his life:

 

As a composer

2016 -  Second Prize and Audience Prize at XVIII National Chamber Music Composers Contest

(Warsaw, Poland) for Piano Trio composition – “When The Mind Sleeps…”.

2015 – Third Prize, Musicians Prize and Audience Prize at XVII National  Chamber Music Composers Contest

(Warsaw, Poland) for Piano Quartet composition – “Tempus Fugit”.

 

As a pianist

2017  – First Prize and Grand Prix at Vth National Pianist Contest in Szczecin (Poland).

2017 – Second Prize at IVth International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Contest in Rzeszów (Poland).

2017 – Second Prize and National Symphonic Orchestra of Polish Radio Prize at

IVth National Chamber Music Contest in Warsaw.

2016 – First Prize and National Symphonic Orchestra of Polish Radio Prize at

IIIth National Chamber Music Contest in Warsaw.

2013 – First Prize at 61th Europeans Music Festival For Youth Chamber Orchestras in Neerpelt (Belgium).

 

Cum Laude Music Awards Non Profit Music Foundation
Cum Laude Music Awards Non Profit Music Foundation

Non Profit Music Foundation has announced that the jury formed by José Luis Temes, Juan Carlos Garvayo, Javier Monteverde y Jorge Grundman makes public the resolution of the first edition of this International Consonant Chamber Music Composition Contest.

 

With more than one hundred works participating from almost one hundred countries, the jury resolution have been very dificult due the high quality of every work inscribed. The variety, the quantity and the procedence of these compositions have demostrated that consonant music - the music which puts in consonance composer, performer and the audience - is now more than a trend isolated in the contemporary music but a reality inside all nowadays composition languages.

 

Winner works are the following ones:

 

Composer Cum Laude and Best Contemporary Work for Piano Solo

Andreas Foivos Apostolou, Athens. Greece

Metamorphoses for Piano

 

Best Contemporary Work for String Quartet (ex aequo)

José González Granero, San Francisco. USA

String Quartet Nº 1 'Noche Del Amor Imsomne'

 

Best Contemporary Work for String Quartet (ex aequo)

Iván Palomares de la Encina, Madrid. Spain

Con Moto for String Quartet

 

Best Contemporary Work for Piano Quintet

Jan Wachowski, Kobyłka. Poland

Quintet for Piano Quintet

 

All the works will be premiered during the 2017-18 season and will be recorded on CD which will be worldwide distributed by Non Profit Music Foundation from 2018 on.

 

Cum Laude Music Awards Non Profit Music Foundation

Non Profit Music Foundation has announced that the jury formed by José Luis Temes, Juan Carlos Garvayo, Javier Monteverde y Jorge Grundman makes public the resolution of the first edition of this International Consonant Chamber Music Composition Contest.

 

With more than one hundred works participating from almost one hundred countries, the jury resolution have been very dificult due the high quality of every work inscribed. The variety, the quantity and the procedence of these compositions have demostrated that consonant music - the music which puts in consonance composer, performer and the audience - is now more than a trend isolated in the contemporary music but a reality inside all nowadays composition languages.

 

Winner works are the following ones:

 

Composer Cum Laude and Best Contemporary Work for Piano Solo

Andreas Foivos Apostolou, Athens. Greece

Metamorphoses for Piano

 

Best Contemporary Work for String Quartet (ex aequo)

José González Granero, San Francisco. USA

String Quartet Nº 1 'Noche Del Amor Imsomne'

 

Best Contemporary Work for String Quartet (ex aequo)

Iván Palomares de la Encina, Madrid. Spain

Con Moto for String Quartet

 

Best Contemporary Work for Piano Quintet

Jan Wachowski, Kobyłka. Poland

Quintet for Piano Quintet

 

All the works will be premiered during the 2017-18 season and will be recorded on CD which will be worldwide distributed by Non Profit Music Foundation from 2018 on.