Graduate student composer Dennis Reyes is the grand prize winner of the 2016 Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble Composition Competition. The competition drew submissions from composers from nineteen different countries, including Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, Finland, Russia, and China.
Illinois doctoral student Moye Chen has won the 3rd Prize in the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, one of the world's most prestigious piano competitions.
The New York-based contemprary music ensemble Mise-En will feature works by composer John Nichols (DMA, 2016) in their upcoming July 15 concert.
Chia-Ying Chan has recently been named a first prize winner of the International Music Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, which includes an opportunity to perform at the Wiener Saal Mozarteum in July.
The Meliora trio (Jiyeon Choi, clarinet | Yeonwoo Seo, cello | Hana Lim, piano) recently received second prize in the Misbin Chamber Competition in Washington DC. The Misbin Chamber competition is presented by LeVine Music Festival and Washington Performing Arts Center.
The winners of the annual School of Music Concerto Competition have been announced. Three UI students will be featured soloists with the UI Symphony Orchestra during the 2016-17 academic year.
Alex Malaimare, violin
Yujin Na, piano
Rebecca Wilson, soprano