International Composition Competition Harelbeke

Results for the final round

The organising committee received 100 entrees from 32 different countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Venezuela.

 

The following three scores were selected for the final round of the competition (in alphabetical order):

 

Title

Composer

Pseudonym

Nationality

Lifeboat Variations

David Avshalomov

Raven

USA

L’attimo fulgente

Girolamo Deraco

Momo

Italy

The Cosmic Picture Book

Mark Grandison

Kosmische

Australia

 

The jury found the level of participants consistently high, of great professional level and appreciated the wide diversity of styles.  Taking this into account the jury would like to give two honourable mentions (in alphabetical order):

 

Title

Composer

Pseudonym

Nationality

Atem und Atmosphäre

Junsang Bahk

Silla

South Korea

Underpass

James Maunders

The Urban Squid

United Kingdom

 

The three pieces selected for the final round will be performed by the Royal Symphonic Wind Band Vooruit Harelbeke on June 30th, 2019.  Following this event, the jury will decide the order of the laureates (1st Prize, 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize).  An audience award will also be awarded. 

 

This was announced by the members of the international jury, Mr. Luc Van Hove (B) (President), Mr. Clark Rundell (UK), Mr. Jan Van der Roost (B), Mr. Wim Henderickx (B), Mr. Luis Serrano Alarcon (ESP).