Works Awarded
Cum Laude Music Awards 2018-2019. II Edition
 

2018-2019. II Edición

En esta edición se presentaron cerca de cien obras de casi un centenar de países. La resolución del jurado ha sido larga debido a la alta calidad de las obras presentadas a concurso. La variedad, la cantidad, y la procedencia de estas obras continúan demostrando que la música consonante - aquella que pone en consonancia al compositor, al intérprete y a la audiencia, es ucho más que una tendencia aislada en la música contemporánea sino que es un clara realidad dentro de los lenguajes actuales de composición.
Composer Cum Laude and Best Work for String Quartet
Gordon Kennedy, United Kingdom
Requiem for Discourse for String Quartet

Best Work for String Quintet
Jesse Voogt, USA
Discomposed String Quintet from Songs & Skirmishes for Strings

Best Work for Piano Quintet
Liliane Lustosa Secco, Brasil
Gipsy Spell for Piano Quintet
Gordon Kennedy
Composer Cum Laude and Best Contemporary Work for String Quartet
Gordon Kennedy is a composer and writer based in Glasgow, Scotland.

He works primarily with choral, strings and electronic forms, and is also one half of avant sound art duo The Cray Twins - http://www.thecraytwins.com/

He is interested in making electronic instruments from the natural landscape and bringing their sounds together into new, composed landscapes: "from the wind & the waves, traffic & machinery, birds' wings & human voices." His aim is to rejuvenate classical forms by
combining them with modern instrumentation, and thus bring them fresh to new audiences.
Jesse Voogt
Best Contemporary Work for String Quintet
Jesse Voogt was born in 1979 in Amsterdam, but when he was 9 he moved with his family the the United States. He first started in the world of classical music by singing in the Cobb Youth Chorus, but his interest in classical music only really started later when learning the viola and violin in middle school and high school school orchestra, followed by some piano and guitar.

When in high school, he wrote a ‘symphony’ for string orchestra that was performed by his high school orchestra. He attended music school briefly on two separate occasions for music composition. Ultimately the path he chose to follow was to pursue web development as a career and music composition as his hobby, so that he could write the kind of music he wanted to without feeling compelled to produce music for any sort of commercial purposes. Currently he spends all his free time composing, favoring genres that have long since been outmoded such as that of the Romantic and Baroque eras.
Liliane Lustosa Secco
Best Contemporary Work for Piano Quintet
Liliane Secco is a composer and piano player born and resident in Brazil.

She graduated in classical piano from the National School of Music in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 18. Later she moved to the United States and graduated Summa Cum Laude in Composition from Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts.

Liliane Secco has worked with many well known artists in Brazil and her work is very present in the musical theater scene as a composer, music director, piano player, orchestrator and conductor. She has been nominated for many national awards and became a three time winner of the Shell Theater Prize in the Best Music category.

She has also developed a career in television and films as a composer and music producer. In television besides composing she has been the director of the academy for the brazilian version of the tv program "Operación Triunfo", which was called "Fama" in Brazil.

Cum Laude Music Awards

Premiering, Performing, Recording and Broadcasting New Music for a New Audience