A short and sweet post here: my piece “Sinfonia Concertante” for percussion section and orchestra has recently been selected as the 2nd Prize winner in the Austin Civic Orchestra’s Biennial Composition Competition open to composers of all nationalities and ages! The prize will result in the 4th performance of the work to date, this time in Austin Texas during the orchestra’s 17/18 or 18/19 season. The work was recently professionally premiered by the Hong Kong Philharmonic last year under the direction of Bright Sheng, and was originally composed for the immensely talented musicians of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra under the direction of Dinuk Wijeratne.
About the Austin Civic Orchestra:
The Austin Civic Orchestra (ACO) is a non-profit civic organization devoted to bringing high quality music to the community and providing a musical outlet for professional and non-professional musicians alike. The Orchestra performs six to eight concerts each season, all of which offer programming to suit a wide variety of musical tastes, from traditional classics to pops and most everything in between.