NORTHERN CALIFORNIA VIOLA SOCIETY’S COMPOSER COMPETITION 2022-23
Announcing our 2022 winner: Cantilena for solo viola by Prof. Dr. Andersen Viana of Brazil
Dr. Andersen Viana is a composer and professor at Clóvis Salgado Foundation in Belo Horizonte-Brazil. He began composing at the age of 13 and became a professor at the age of 19. He completed his PhD studies in composition at the Federal University of Bahia and furthered his studies at other institutions in Brazil, Italy and Sweden such as the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Reale Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, Arts Academy of Rome, Accademia Chigiana di Siena and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
thanks to our panel of judges: Jodi Levitz, Hank
Dutt, Kevin Jim, Ethan Filner, Tom Tatton, Daria D’Andrea and Katrina
Micro Suite for Solo Viola
by Dario Duarte of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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