2010 USAIHC Composition Contest Winner
First Place Winner
After reviewing nearly 70 compositions for solo harp, submitted by composers from 24 countries, the first place winner which is to be performed by all Stage III participants in the July Competition is AWAKENING STILLNESSES by Michael Maganuco.
The jury also wishes to congratulate the following composers whose works were in the final round:
Second Place Winner: Aurelio Edler-Copes, Brazilian/Italian living in Paris, for his work SEULE;
Third Place Winner: Douglas Gibson, New York City, USA, for his work THE PEARL DIVERS;
Fourth Place Winner: Caroline Lizotte, Quebec, Canada, for her work ODYSSEE;
Fifth Place Winner: Stephen Yip, Hong Kong living in Houston, Texas, USA, for his work SPIRIT LABYRINTH.
The international jury for this competition consisted of: Composer, Dr. David Conte (USA), and the following distinguished harpists: Milda Agazarian (Russia), Alexander Bonnet (Netherlands), Eleanor Fell (USA), Ruth Inglefield – Jury Chair (USA), Susann McDonald (USA), and Dan Yu (China).
The 8th USA International Harp Competition wishes to extend grateful thanks to the jury members and to Sonja Inglefield, Competition Secretary, for taking time out of their busy schedules to make this contest possible.
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