After a careful evaluation, a thorough examination and a mutual opinions exchange and observations on the scores, the international jury, composed by DANIELE ZANETTOVICH (President - Italy), GILBERTO BOSCO (Italy), DIMITRI CERVO (Brazil), FERRER FERRÁN (Spain), DONALD SOSIN (USA), decided to award: the first prize to the composition:
FIRST PRIZE - THINGS THAT HAPPENED ON FEBRUARY 24 by Pedro Salinas Robles (Spain)
SPECIAL MENTION - PAVANA E TARANTELLA by Michał Ziółkowski (Poland)
The winning composition will be performed during the symphonic concert of the XXVI FVG International Music Meeting on July 29, 2022 in Sacile, Teatro Zancanaro. It will receive the prize of €2,500 and will be published by Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house.
It is a source of great satisfaction for us to receive compositions in a variety of interesting styles written by all ages composers from all over the world.
The Ensemble Serenissima wishes to thank all participants and all those who worked with dedication to realize this competition.
See you next edition in 2023!
Born in Requena (Valencia) where he carried out his elementary music studies with Daniel Martínez Marín. He completed his secondary and higher studies at the Buñol Conservatories where he studied with Ricardo Dorado for one year and Valencia where he took a free examination of the instrument, preparing with José Tello Espert, where he graduated in the clarinet specialty with an outstanding qualification at the age of 17.
Later he graduated from the Rotterdam's Conservatorium in the Clarinet specialties studying with professors such as the soloist of the Hague Residence Orchestra Ab Vos and the international concert player Walter Boeykens and Orchestral Conducting with professors Dan Admiraal and Arie van Beek obtaining the qualification of 10 (Cum Laude) and Outstanding respectively.He is in possession of the Certification of Pedagogical Aptitude by the University of Valencia. She is currently studying Composition at the Higher Conservatory of Music "Óscar Esplá" in Alicante.As a director, he began his professional path at the age of 15 when he was appointed head director of the Band 'Santa Cecilia' of Chera, where he stayed for three years, to later go on to lead the wind bands of Calanda (Teruel), Ateneo de La Vila Joiosa, Muro d'Alcoi, Teulada Requena, Polop and UMB of Benidorm as well as the orchestras of the Conservatory of Benidorm, the Auditorium Theater of La Vila Joiosa and the UMB Symphony Orchestra. He is currently a professor of the Orchestra Subject at the Municipal Professional Conservatory of Benidorm.
He has conducted as a guest the Young Orchestra of the Valencian Community and the Netherland Studenten Kamer Orkest (of which he has been assistant conductor), the Municipal Band of Palma de Mallorca, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Rotterdam Conservatory, the Big Band Jazz Ensemble of Requena and the Regional Band of the "Marina Baixa".
He has conducted soloists such as the trumpeter Maurice André, the saxophonist Pedro Iturralde, the trombonist of the Paris Orchestra José Ángel Isla, the guitarist Denis Azabagic (professor at the Universities of Illinois and Chicago, USA), the flutist Benoit Fromager ( Berlin Opera), Iván Marín (assistant principal clarinet of the Galician Symphony Orchestra), the saxophonist Nacho Gascón (professor at the ESMUC of Barcelona) among other renowned interpreters.
He has made numerous recordings, having edited various CDs, and having made recordings for RNE, Canal Nuevo Radio, Televisión Valenciana and The Dutch Radio. He has participated in various Competitions, having obtained the following awards: Jongen Solisten Award (Rotterdam). Second Prize Erasmus University (Rotterdam) Finalist on two occasions in the Selection Contest for conductors of the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki-Finland) .Finalist in the City of Cartagena Music Contest in the specialty of Conducting. Honorable Mention of the Chamber Music Competition "Center 14" d'Alacant on two occasions, Honorable Mention of the Benidorm International Clarinet Competition. Finalist of the International Chamber Music Competition "Rocamora" of Pozoblanco. First Prize of the Provincial Contest of Music Bands of the Diputació d'Alacant on the two occasions in which he has participated. In 2017 Second score in the Contest of Directors of the International Bands Contest of Aranda de Duero. In 2018 the First Prize in the Festera de Almoradí Music Composition contest.
Currently since 2020, he is fully dedicated to composition, carrying out an intense activity as a result of which he recently received in 2021 a Special Mention in the International Composition Competition for Nova Ligure band in Italy and a 3rd prize in the International Composition Competition for String Quartets from the Mara Technological University in Malaysia for his work Pandemic Tales.
Composer, pianist and arranger based in Wrocław. He has been passionate about music since the age of 15, when he discovered the magic of piano music. His first compositions were written during high school where his talent was first noticed. Michal graduated from the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław where he studied composition under prof. Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil. For last 4 years he has been working with choral master Małgorzata Podzielny, Rondo Vocal Ensemble and Con Brio Children’s Choir writing choral and orchestral music. Many of these works has been performed in National Forum of Music in Wrocław. In music he is mainly focused on subltle harmonies, clarity of form and vivid instrumentation. Michal’s biggest musical influences include Claude Debussy, Philip Glass, Jóhann Jóhannson, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Björk Guðmundsdóttir, Gustav Holst, minimal music, ambient and sonorism. He has been engaged in scientific and educational work as a teacher and lecturer. Moreover he is the winner of several composers competitions. Amongst them: 4th International Composers Competition „Arboretum” (1st prize), 3rd Krzysztof Penderecki’s Composers Competition in Sopot (2nd prize ex-aequo), in 10th and 11th i International Composers Competition Musica Sacra. (1st and 3rd prize respectively), in 15th Tadeusza Ochlewski’s Composers Competition (2nd prize ex-aequo) and 1st prize in Busan Choral Festival and Competition in South Korea (1st prize). His „Agnus Dei” for a capella chorus was published by Schott Music and performed in Cambridge by The Choir of Trinity College and Stephen Layton. He has written theatrical music („Journey into the Room” directed by Agnieszka Nasierowska, „Tchórzofretka” directed by Marta Streker; „Wyniosła” directed by Bożena Klimczak) and film music (Fala ‘97 directed by Tomasz Musiał).
His music has been performed in Poland, Lithuania, Germany, Sweden, England, South Korea, Turkey and USA.