Final Round of the 2nd International Lepo Sumera Composition Contest for Young Composers
Sat, March 25, 2006 19:00, Estonia Concert Hall
Works nominated for the final have been written by
Brian Buch (USA) – “Shadows from an Underwater Forest”
Luca Antignani (Itaalia) – “Spira mirabilis II”
Kee-Yong Chong (Malaisia) – “Timeless Metamorphosis”
Andrea Portera (Itaalia) – “Frammenti umani…e di luce”
Pui-shan Cheung (Hong-Kong / USA) – “Dai Pai Dong”
The Piano Concerto by Lepo Sumera will be also performed.
Peep Lassmann (piano)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Toomas Vavilov
"Lepo Sumera (1950–2000) was one of the most brilliant personalities in Estonian music. I am convinced that his symphonic heritage will take its place on concert platforms all over the world. His music, always so multi-layered, dramatic and richly coloured, speaks to listeners in a very intense manner.
I know myself very well that Lepo was interested in the ideas of younger composers and how he as a teacher developed and supported everybody’s own style. This competition is a bow to Sumera and also a symbol of durability and continuity.”
Erkki-Sven Tüür, the chairman of the Lepo Sumera Society, composer
In 2003 the Lepo Sumera Composition contest took place for the first time. Then the contest received 91 compositions all over the world. An Italian composer Alberto Colla won the First Prize. The best Estonian composition was "Eldorado" written by Tõnu Kõrvits that won the Third Prize.
This year from 124 participants of 41 countries 12 works were selected to the semifinal and 5 works to the final. The winners will be announced at the final concert at Estonia Concert Hall
The international jury consists of composers Rolf Wallin (Norway), Regis Campo (France), Anders Hillborg (Sweden), Helena Tulve (Estonia) and conductor Toomas Vavilov (Estonia).
More information on Lepo Sumera Society’s website