NORTHERN CALIFORNIA VIOLA SOCIETY’S COMPOSER COMPETITION 2021-22
And the winner for 2021-22 is:
Micro Suite for Solo Viola
by Dario Duarte of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Many thanks to our panel of judges: Jonathan Vinocour, Jodi Levitz, Hank Dutt, Ellen Rose, Ethan Filner, Tom Tatton, Daria D’Andrea and Katrina Wreede.
Dario currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina and teaches at the School of Humanities of the Universidad Nacional de San Martin and at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Manuel de Falla.
About the previous years' competition
The Northern California Viola Society 2020-21 Composition Contest winner was "Viola & Cesario" by Andrew M. Wilson of Devon, UK. The competition is for unperformed solo viola works, 3 minutes or under, composed in the last 5 years. The winning composition was premiered by finalists in the NCVS Young Violist Competition on March 7, 2021, presented online.
Over 70 pieces from all over the world were submitted in November to our assembled reviewing panel of violists. It was exciting to see the international offerings and the large number of submissions. The pieces we received demonstrated a huge range of creativity and musicality. We are deeply grateful to all of the composers who took the time to share their efforts with us. Please consider applying again next year.
2020-2021 Finalist compositions were:
Winner, "Viola & Cesario" by Andrew M. Wilson