“Lontano” Selected as the Winner of the 2013 Trio Anima Mundi International Composition Prize


It was a thrill to be notified by the jury last week that my work Lontano (for piano trio) was selected as the winner of the 2013 Trio Anima Mundi International Composition Prize in Australia.  Each year Trio Anima Mundi runs the Trio Anima Mundi Composition Prize. In its fourth year, this is an international competition and attracts entries from across the world from composers of all ages. The winning work is performed as part of Trio Anima Mundi’s final concert programme in their subscription concert series and the Melbourne performance is recorded by ABC Radio National for broadcast. The composer of the winning work also receives AUD $1,000.00 in prize money.

Lontano for piano trio (2013)

Written during a time when friends of mine were facing the loss of family members, Lontano is a rich and romantic work for violin, cello, and piano that narrates the sorrows of being distanced from a loved one. The piece is tempestuous and stormy at times, yet is interspersed with moments of reflection and intimacy.  Meaning “far away” in Italian, Lontano attempts to summarize an indescribable feeling of longing and nostalgia.  This piece is dedicated to my friend Steven in memory of his brother, Daniel.

recital centre
The Melbourne Recital Centre – Pretty cool architecture!

Performance Details

Lontano will receive two performances on Trio Anima Mundi’s Subscription series concerts.  The premiering performance will take place on the 27th of October at the Keith Humble Centre for Music and the Performing Arts, Geelong Australia.  The second will take place on the 2nd of November at the world class Melbourne Recital Centre in Melbourne, Australia.  You can find more details about Trio Anima Mundi and its concert activities on their website.

©Roydon Tse 2013


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