2ND INTERNATIONAL EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA COMPETITION
Weds 6 Jul 2016 7.00 pm
World premieres of works by:
EUGENE BIRMAN (USA)
PATIPARN JAIKAMPAN (Thailand)
RAPHAËL LANGUILLAT (France/Germany)
MATILDA SEPPÄLÄ (Finland)
DIANA LI LING SOH (Singapore/France)
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor
For the second time, a group of talented young composers from around the world has been chosen to work with the Helsinki Chamber Choir. In November 2015 the five composers met the choir and tried out their musical ideas under the supervision of Ondřej Adámek, Jukka Tiensuu and Nils Schweckendiek. Now you can hear the completed works. An international jury will award the Einojuhani Rautavaara Prize to one of the participants at the end of the concert, and members of the audience will also be able to vote for their favourite piece.
GEORG FRIEDRICH HAAS, composer (Chairman)
CORNELIA BEND, manager, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart
KASPARS PUTNIŅŠ, conductor
JOHAN TALLGREN, composer, festival director
The Einojuhani Rautavaara Prize consists of:
1. A cash prize of 7000 €.
2. A commission to write a 12-minute work for the Helsinki Chamber Choir for its 2017/18 season. The value of the commission is 4000 €.
3. A repeat performance of the winning Competition entry during the Helsinki Chamber Choir’s 2016/17 season.
In collaboration with: Time of Music, International Einojuhani Rautavaara Chamber Choir Composition Workshop and Competition
Broadcast on Yle Radio 1