Featuring professional performances of the winning works from the Young Composers Competition performed by St. Louis musicians from Equinox Chamber Players, members of the Perseid Quartet, and other area professionals.
This year's winners are:
Level One (12-16 years of age):
1st Place, Stella G. Willoughby, age 16, from Cambridge, MA, for "Structurae Modorum"
2nd Place, Li Chibing, age 16, from Beijing, China, for "Rivulet in Mountains"
Honorable Mention: Andrew Courtney, age 16, from Corona del Mar, CA, for "Movement for String Quartet"
Level Two (17-21 years of age):
Tie for 1st Place:
Alex Williams, age 21, from Kansas City, MO, for "Visions and Fantasy"
Lucy McKnight, age 17, from Los Angeles, CA, for "Misery made me a fiend"
Honorable Mention: Shiwei Liu, age 21, from Shanghai, China, for "Twins for Two Violins"
With the Competition growing to international status, a "Best from St. Louis" composer was recognized to encourage a deserving local St. Louis young composer. This year, Zach Fendelman of St. Louis was recognized as the Best from St. Louis for the 2016-2017 Young Composers Competition.
"The student composers selected in this competition are among the best emerging young composers in the world," said Carol Commerford, director of the CMS. "We received submissions from all over the globe including the United States, Canada, China, England and Italy. It will be exciting to hear these amazing works performed by professional musicians in a concert setting and a first for some of these young composers."
The event is hosted by CMS and sponsored by Arden and Harry Fisher.
FREE and open to the public.
Saturday, March 25 at 3:00pm
Community Music School, Concert Hall
535 Garden Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63119