The winners of the 2nd International Eduardas Balsys Young Composers Competition!

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2nd International Eduardas Balsys Young Composers Competition!

Main Group:

  • 1st Prize – Kristupas Bubnelis (Vilnius, Lithuania) “…ad infinitum…” for string quartet
  • 2nd Prize – Hannah Selin (New York, USA) “Winter” (from “Four Mountain Songs”) for choir
  • 3rd Prize – Akın Kilis (Istanbul, Turkey) “Brancusi” for string orchestra

Junior Group:

  • 1st Place – Matthias Guntner (Ort im Innkreis, Austria) “To One in Paradise” for mixed choir
  • 2nd Place – Jenny Wei (Allen, USA) “Pandora’s box” for string quartet
  • 3rd Place – Yuchan Li (Tianjin, China) “Four Noble Characters” for piano trio

Ambassador’s Prize from Professor Atis Bankas (Canada) For new musical work with biggest international appeal:

  • Mateusz Czarnowski (Szczecin, Poland) “sTREEtS” for 16 string instruments

The composition that received most votes from the audience:

  • Hannah Selin (New York, USA) “Winter” (from “Four Mountain Songs”) for choir

The diplomas for the finalists are awarded to:

  • Lasha Kharkhelauri (Tbilisi, Georgia) “Noema” for piano trio
  • Stefano Paolo Penazzi (Paris, France) “magnolia enneigé” for piano trio
  • Guo Haimeng (Beijing, China) “Light and Shadow in the Crack” for piano quintet
  • Jorge Tabarés Garcia (New York, USA) “Logré Morir con los Ojos Abiertos” for mixed choir and 5 soloists
  • Linas Rupšlaukis (Vilnius, Lithuania) “Waking Up at the Midnight” for choir
  • Mateusz Czarnowski (Szczecin, Poland) “sTREEtS” for 16 string instruments
  • Jacob Nelson Elkin (Astoria, USA) “Amber Waves” for string orchestra

FINAL CONCERT OF THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL EDUARDAS BALSYS YOUNG COMPOSERS COMPETITION