Congratulations to Tonia Ko (www.toniako.com)who has been chosen as the winner of the 2018 Cortona Prize for her work Reaction (Axis III) for flute and piano. The winning work will be performed by flutist Sarah Brady and pianist Michael Kirkendoll during the 2018 Cortona Sessions!
Congratulations to the winners of the two competitions held during the 2017 Cortona Sessions for New Music!
Amber Evans, soprano: winner of the 2017 Cortona Sessions Contemporary Performance Competition Hiebert Prize
Madi Barrett: winner of the 2017 Cortona Sessions Iron Composer Competition
Congratulations to PASCAL LE BOEUF, winner of the 2017 Cortona Prize for his work Obliquely Wrecked for violin, cello, and piano. The winning piece will be performed by the Cortona Collective at the 2017 Cortona Sessions for New Music and Pascal will have the opportunity to work with the Collective on a new work for premiere in 2018.
Finalists for the 2017 Cortona Prize also included:
Lisa Atkinson: From My Window There Is a Lighthouse
Aaron Kirschner: Cryokenetic Variations
Finola Merivale: Blinding Blizzard
Jared Redmond: Todesvogel
Kyle Peter Rotolo: Negatives
The Cortona Sessions looks forward to welcoming baritone Jeffrey Gavett to the faculty for the 2017 Sessions! We are sad that our dear friend Rachel Calloway is not able to join us this summer, but are certain that Jeffrey will provide a new and incredibly exciting energy for everyone involved in the 2017 Cortona Sessions! Jeffrey Gavett is the founder of the vocal ensemble Ekmeles and also a member of the loadbang ensemble. Read Jeffrey's bio here!