Frank Corcoran awarded prestigious IFCM choral composition prize

Frank Corcoran

A choral piece by Irish composer Frank Corcoran has been selected out of 637 entries as the winner of the International Federation for Choral Music’s Second International Competition for Choral Composition.

Judged this year by an international board, the award is a prestigious one, with the winner being presented with both a monetary prize and a diploma from the International Federation for Choral Music.

The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) is the only not-for-profit global choral singing group in the world, and is dedicated to the promotion of choral singing as being open to all, and the availability of quality choral music to amateurs and professionals alike.

A Fulbright scholar and founding member of Aosdána, Frank Corcoran is well known internationally for his choral composition, and has won a number of awards, including last year’s Seán Ó Ríada Composition Competition at the Cork International Choral Competition with the piece Two Unholy Haikus. The winning work, Eight Haikus, will receive its world premiere by the esteemed choir The Phillipine Madrigal Singers later this year.

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