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Nick Bentz Selected as a Winner of Wigmore Hall's Lockdown Commissions Scheme

Nick Bentz, composer and PhD candidate in Music & Multimedia Composition at Brown University, was selected by Wigmore Hall in London as a winner of their Lockdown Commissions Scheme, as one of 16 international awardees out of a pool of over 700 applicants. Nick will write a substantial work to be premiered at Wigmore Hall in 2025. Bravo, Nick!

To learn more about Nick Bentz and his music, please visit https://www.nicholasbentz.net/.

(Distributed October 21, 2021)

Adeliia Faizullina Performs Her Own Composition, "Tatar Folk Tales," With the Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Adeliia Faizullina performs with Seattle Symphony Orchestra on October 14, 2021:

Adeliia Faizullina, a Brown University PhD candidate in Music & Multimedia Composition, sang as a soloist in two concert performances of her composition "Tatar Folk Tales" with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra last week. Stefan Asbury conducted the Orchestra, and the concerts were held on October 14 & 16, 2021 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA.

Adeliia had the following the say about her experience in Seattle:

(Distributed October 21, 2021)

Mark Steinbach to Perform in Deerfield and Boston, MA, on Oct 3 and 10

Mark Steinbach, University Organist and Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Music at Brown, will be performing a recital sponsored by the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists at First Lutheran Church, 299 Berkeley St, Boston, Sunday Oct. 10 at 3:00pm on their Richards-Fowkes organ, opus 10.  He will also be featured in recital on the Brick Church Music Series at First Church in Deerfield, Massachusetts, Sunday Oct. 3 at 3:00pm on Richards-Fowkes op. 13.

(Distributed September 24, 2021)

Wang Lu to Write for Seattle Modern Orchestra in Commission from Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University

The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University awarded composer and Assistant Professor of Music Wang Lu one of five Barlow General Commissions to write a new work for the Seattle Modern Orchestra. In considering 242 applications in their General and LDS commissioning programs, the Endowment granted $60,000 to 9 composers. Congratulations, Professor Wang Lu!

(Distributed September 17, 2021)
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