International Consonant Chamber Music Composition Contest
The Non Profit Music Foundation has among its activities the promotion of classical contemporary consonant music, if we can still call it classical. Since 2003 we have promoted this kind of music and have always had the need to clarify what consonant means.
We call consonant music all the written music that brings together the composer, the performers and the audience. It's simple: a composer writes the work, a performer reads it and the audience understands it. And that doesn't mean the music has to be tonal, or sound pretty.
It is precisely the absence of consonant music in the programming of the concert halls that has caused the majority of the audience to leave these halls. Our purpose is the opposite. Get them back. That's why the motto of the Cum Laude Music Awards is to premiere, perform, record and broadcast new works to a new audience.
Composer Cum Laude and Best Work for Piano Trio Andrea Montalbano, Italy La camera incantata for Violin, Cello and Piano
Best Work for Clarinet Trio Oliver Caplan, USA In the Direction of Dreams for Clarinet, Cello and Piano Best Work for Viola and Piano Daniele Di Virgilio, Italy Canti Della Nostalgia for Viola and Piano