The jury of the First International Composition Competition for Choir and Orchestra, organized by the association El Cor Canta and gathered in Barcelona under the chairmanship of maestro Kazushi Ono via telematics from Japan and in person the rest of the vocals (Albert Guinovart, Elisenda Carrasco, Pere Lluís Biosca and Noé Cantú), issues the following verdict:
Due to their technical quality and sensitivity, the integration between music and the chosen poetry, their adherence to the rules of the contest and suitability for the choir to which they are destined, the jury has decided the following:
CATEGORY OF PROFESSIONAL COMPOSERS
Prize awarded to the work Camí de sol based on the poems Les Formigues (The Ants) and Ara no es fa, però jo encara ho faria (Now it is not done, but I would still) by Joan Salvat-Papasseit (1894-1924). It was submittted by Papasseit, pseudonym of Gerard López Boada.
Prize obtained: 3000€, the edition of the score by the editorial Ficta de Girona and its interpretation in the concerts that El Cor Canta will offer next season (February 2020).
CATEGORY OF YOUNG COMPOSERS
Prize awarded to the work Visions i Cants (Visions and Songs) based on the poems La Nostra Bandera (Our Flag), Cant de novembre, (Song of November), L’ànima de les flors (The Soul of the Flowers) and Cant dels joves from the book Visions i Cants (Visions and Songs) of Joan Maragall (1860 - 1911). It was submitted by Taoteching, pseudonym of Àngel Pérez Ortega.
Prize obtained: 2000€, the edition of the score by the editorial Ficta de Girona and its interpretation in the concerts that El Cor Canta will offer next season (February 2020).
The jury wishes to emphasize the high level of the majority of the works submitted and the difficulty, well-resolved in many cases, it represented for many foreign composers to choose a work in Catalan and to set it to music. In addition, it is worth noting that other works were considered as finalists. It would be very interesting for them to be known and popularized in the choral-orchestral world. We want to encourage their composers to disseminate these works so that they can become known.
Barcelona, 30 June 2019
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