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The winners of the IV Amadeus Choral Composition Contest have come out

Location: Spain
 

 

About the Contest:

    Amadeus Contest of Choral Composition is aimed to composers of any age and nationality. The contest is different from other similar contests because of two main features: firstly, it is organized by a choral association and secondly, we do our best to promote and spread out the works/authors presented, including both, awarded and “outstanding” works.

In this IV edition we have received 67 original works, enhancing the number every year. We have collected almost 200 works since the first edition, works presented by composers from United Kingdom, France, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, United States and Spain.

 

In these years we have achieved to:

- Promote 20 works which were performed for the first time, 7 of them in 2009.

- Promote 2 works which were performed out of Spain, in Argentina and Holland, one of them based on a theme related to Extremadura.

-Publish 14 of the works presented to the contest, 11 of them in 2009.  

- Provide 8 editorial contracts to publish works composed by new authors.

 

About the jury.

The jury consists of:

Alonso Gómez Gallego is a professor of choral direction in the Music Conservatory of Badajoz. He is also director of the conservatory choir and he is been director of Amadeus Choir from the beginning.

Francisco Rodilla León is a doctor and professor in the University of Extremadura. He also conducts the university choir.

Alicia Terrón Batista is a composer and teacher of harmony and composition in the professional conservatory of “García Matos”, in Plasencia.  

Albert Alcaraz is a composer and choir director (Orfeón Sant Joan, that belongs to OCN, in Neuchâtel and the Choir of Murcia)

 

 

 

The jury decision:

The jury of this IV Amadeus Contest of Choral Composition, chaired by Mr. Alonso Gómez,  awarded in “Los Silos” Hotel, Puebla de la Calzada (Badajoz, Spain) the 4th of February 2010 the following: 

 

Mixed voices modality

- Award to the best work of the IV Amadeus Contest of Choral Composition:

Award “ex – aequo”

“CANCIÓN DE CUNA EXTREMEÑA” presented under the nickname Chilocho by Álvaro Martín Sánchez

“SERRANITA QUE VAS AL RÍO” presented under the nickname Viento by Domingo González de la Rubia

 

-Award to the best work based on a theme related to Extremadura:

Award “ex – aequo”

“CANCIÓN DE CUNA EXTREMEÑA” presented under the nickname Chilocho by Álvaro Martín Sánchez

“SERRANITA QUE VAS AL RÍO” presented under the nickname Viento by Domingo González de la Rubia

 

- The jury has declared in this modality outstanding works the following:

“DUERME, NIÑO, DUERME” presented under the nickname Emérita by Domingo González de la Rubia

“MÁS ALLÁ DE LA MUERTE” presented under the nickname Ismael by David Delgado Costana

“AVE MARÍA” presented under the nickname Valvis by Marcelo Valva

 

In single voice modality:

 Award to the best work of the IV Amadeus Contest of Choral Composition:

VOID.

-Award to the best work of the IV Amadeus Contest of Choral Composition based on a theme related to Extremadura:

VOID.

 

- The jury has declared in this modality outstanding works the following:

“VIAJE” presented under the nickname Amadeus by Leonardo Lebas

“INVOCACIÓN” presented under the nickname Bonaerino by Marcelo Valva

 

About winners and authors of outstanding works:

Álvaro Martín is a composition student in the Conservatory of Salamanca.

Domingo González was born in Merida but lives in Barcelona. He is a composer, conductor and teacher and he currently is the head of Composers Association from Catalonia.

Marcelo Valva is from Argentina (Haedo, in the región of Buenos Aires). He is a lawyer, composer and arranger. He studied piano and has founded the Choral Conductors Association of Argentina.

David Delgado Costana, graduate in English Philology by the BasqueCountryUniversity. He studied violin in the Conservatory of Salamanca.

Leonardo Lebas is a choral director and conductor in Nebrasca, United States. He is originally from Argentina.