I’m so glad to announce that my piece ‘Berlin’ has been selected as a finalist at the Helsinki Big Band Composing Contest.
The jury includes American composer and big band leader Bob Mintzer, composer and pianist Iro Haarla, UMO’s artistic director and chief conductor Ed Partyka, and conductor Antti Rissanen.
Only 10 finalists were selected between 76 applications coming from all around the world.
- Robert Cozma (GER): Evening Walk
- Claudia Döffinger (AUT): Nachtwache
- Gabriele di Franco (BEL): Berlin
- Daniel Hofecker (HUN): Mr S. G.
- Tobias M. Hoffmann (AUT): Conspiracy
- Amelia Jutilane-Maynard (AUS): Isolation
- Zach Rich (USA): Let Me Clarify
- Oskari Siirtola (FIN): Dear Theo
- Gordan Spasovski (MKD): Inner Nova
- Drew Zaremba (USA): Chesire
I’ll proudly represent Belgium (and Italy)! Connect on the 4th of June for following the stream of the final!