Winners of the 2012 West Cork Chamber Music Festival Composition Competition announced

West Cork Music, in partnership with the Contemporary Music Centre and the Irish Music Rights Organisation, announce the winners of the 2012 West Cork Chamber Music Festival Composition Competition.

The winners of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival’s fifth Composition Competition are Solfa Carlile for her piano trio Saul and the Witch, J. Harry Whalley for his string quartet Compression, and Bill McGrath for his string quartet Prelude and Fugue. These works will be discussed in a workshop with the Festival’s composer-in-residence, Thomas Larcher, on Saturday, 30 June 2012 at 14.00.

The works will be premiered during the Festival which takes place in Bantry from 29 June to 7 July. The premieres will take place on the following dates:

  • Sunday, 1 July, 14.00: J.Harry Whalley – Compression played by Gildas Quartet
  • Thursday, 5 July, 14.00: Solfa Carlile – Saul and the Witch played by Westland Trio
  • Friday, 6 July, 14.00: Bill McGrath – Prelude and Fugue played by the Benz Quartet

A total of nineteen works were submitted for the three Prizes and the adjudicator remarked on the high standard and high level of experimentation and imagination throughout the submitted pieces.

For further information, please visit www.westcorkmusic.ie.

The West Cork Chamber Music Festival is generously supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, the Culture Programme of the European Union and Failte Ireland.

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