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[:en]Press Release: Jack Frerer wins Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition 2016[:nl]Persbericht: Jack Frerer wint Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition 2016[:]

[:en]The young Australian composer Jack Frerer (1995) has been declared the winner of the Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Prize 2016. The final round of this international composition competition was held on Sunday 2 October during the second Alba Rosa Viva! chamber music festival. This composition competition has become one of the most successful events of the festival: this year there were 150 candidates from 50 countries. Six composers reached the final and competed for the various prizes. Jack Frerer won not only the First Prize but also the Audience Prize with his composition Last In, First Out. The Second Prize was awarded to the Brazilian composer Igor Coelho Marques (1988) for his composition huithrothroy.

Jack Frerer
Jack Frerer

Finale Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition

The six finalists were Olaf Krause (Germany, 1981), Melle Heij (The Netherlands, 1997), Igor Coelho Marques (Brazil, 1988), Dani Howard (Great Britain, 1993), Jack Frerer (Australia, 1995) and Austin Yip (Great Britain, 1985). Their compositions were performed by an ad hoc ensemble of young international musicians. The jury was made up of the chairman of the jury and composer Willem Jeths, composer Jonathan Dove, composer and soprano Monique Krüs, flutist Marieke Schneemann and pianist and artistic director of Alba Rosa Viva!, Reinild Mees.

Jack Frerer

The Australian composer Jack Frerer (1995) studied at the Juilliard School in New York and has composed pieces for ensembles, solo instruments, and jazz band. He won the Young Australian Music Composition Competition at the age of 19. He is also a guitarist and a film producer alongside his work as composer. He has made a number of short films with dancers for which he also composed the background music; one of these was for the farewell of soloists and later of Julie Kent, the artistic director of the Washington Ballet. About his Last in, First Out, he writes ‘The piece came about as a result of my daily stress to arrive on time for my lessons at the Juilliard School every day. I lived in a student flat across the road; because I always slept through the alarm clock, I had eight minutes to run through various stairways, safety doors, masses of people and lifts. An artwork entitled Last in the Elevator hangs in the Juilliard lobby; this became — with a little modification — the title of my piece.’

The second Alba Rosa Viva! Music festival

The chamber music festival Alba Rosa Viva! was founded in 2014 by pianist Reinild Mees. The Italian composer, violinist and pianist Alba Rosa Viëtor (1889-1979) was the central figure of the first festival; this year the Dutch composer and conductor Elisabeth Kuyper (1877-1953) took centre stage. Elisabeth Kuyper was the most important pupil of Max Bruch; several of her works were performed during the 2016 festival by Natalia Gabunia and Rosanne Philippens (violin), Melvyn Tan, Nino Gvetadze and Reinild Mees (piano), Ella van Poucke (cello), Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer (clarinet), Karin Strobos (mezzo-soprano) and Martijn Cornet (baritone). Master pianist Melvyn Tan also performed the Dutch premiere of Catching fire, composed by Jonathan Dove for Tan’s 60th birthday on 13 October.

Alba Rosa Viva! and Radio 4

As in 2014, Omroep MAX broadcast selections from the Alba Rosa Viva! festival on Dutch Radio 4. The evening concert was broadcast live.

The evening concert

Last In, First Out by Jack Frerer as broadcast on Sunday 2 October. Listen to: Avondconcert >

Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition 2018

The third international Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition will be held in the autumn of 2018.

Contact and further information: Tia Schutrups, press@albarosavietor.com , T +31 6 250 95 705
Alba Rosa Viëtor Stichting, Herman Heijermansweg 5, 1077 WJ Amsterdam, www.albarosavietor.com[:nl]De jonge Australische componist Jack Frerer (1993) is winnaar geworden van de Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition 2016. De finale van deze internationale compositiewedstrijd vond zondag 2 oktober plaats tijdens de tweede editie van kamermuziekfestival Alba Rosa Viva! De compositiewedstrijd is een van de succesvolste onderdelen van dit festival, met dit keer zo’n 150 aanmeldingen uit 40 landen. Zes componisten dongen mee naar de hoofdprijs. Jack Frerer won niet alleen de Eerste Prijs maar ook de Publieksprijs met zijn compositie Last in, First Out. De Tweede Prijs ging naar de Braziliaanse componist Igor Coelho Marques (1988) met zijn compositie huithrothroy. De jongste finalist was de Nederlander Melle Heij (1997).

Jack Frerer
Jack Frerer

Finale Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition

De zes finalisten waren Olaf Krause (Duitsland, 1981), Melle Heij (Nederland, 1997), Igor Coelho Marques (Brazilië, 1988), Dani Howard (Groot-Brittannië, 1993), Jack Frerer (Australië, 1995) en Austin Yip (Groot-Brittannië, 1985). Hun werk werd uitgevoerd door een groot aantal jonge internationale musici. De jury bestond uit componiste/sopraan Monique Krüs, componist Jonathan Dove, pianiste/artistiek leider Alba Rosa Viva! Reinild Mees, fluitiste Marieke Schneemann en juryvoorzitter/componist Willem Jeths. winnaar Jack Frerer

Tweede editie Alba Rosa Viva!

Kamermuziekfestival Alba Rosa Viva! werd in 2014 opgericht door pianiste Reinild Mees. In de eerste editie stond de naamgeefster van het festival, de Italiaanse componiste, violiste en pianiste Alba Rosa Viëtor (1889-1979), centraal. Dit keer was de Nederlandse componiste en dirigente Elisabeth Kuyper (1877-1953) de centrale componist van het festival. Elisabeth Kuyper was de sterleerling van Max Bruch, en een aantal van hun werken werden uitgevoerd door musici als Natalia Gabunia en Rosanne Philippens (viool), Melvyn Tan, Nino Gvetadze en Reinild Mees (piano), Ella van Poucke (cello), Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer (klarinet), Karin Strobos (mezzosopraan) en Martijn Cornet (bariton). Meesterpianist Melvyn Tan speelde de Nederlandse première van Catching fire, een werk dat componist Jonathan Dove speelde schreef voor de 60-jarige verjaardag van Tan op 13 oktober.

Alba Rosa Viva! en Radio 4

Evenals in 2014 zond Omroep MAX delen van festival Alba Rosa Viva! uit op Radio 4. Het Avondconcert was rechtstreeks te beluisteren.

Avondconcert zondag 2 oktober

Luister naar het Avondconcert >

Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition 2018

De derde internationale Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition zal plaatsvinden in het najaar van 2018.

Contact en informatie: Tia Schutrups, press@albarosavietor.com, T +31 6 250 95 705
Alba Rosa Viëtor Stichting, Herman Heijermansweg 5, 1077 WJ Amsterdam, www.albarosavietor.com[:]

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