Initiated by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (HKCO) in 2011, the International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music has nurtured many conducting talents over the years. This year, the HKCO will join The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in organizing the global event to further the objectives of promoting Chinese orchestral music, enhancing artistic exchange and bridging the geographical divide. We aim to offer opportunities for budding conductors through the competition, and to nourish constant development of traditional Chinese music culture through supporting large-scale, modern Chinese music performances. More than 150 entries have been submitted from all over the world including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, [...]
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Roger Boutry (February 27, 1932 – September 7, 2019) Pianist, composer, conductor and honorary president of the Garde Républicaine’s Wind Orchestra, Roger Boutry passed away last Saturday at 87 years of age. Besides his outstanding musicianship, he was a great mentor and an engaged pedagogue. Roger Boutry studied at the Paris Conservatory, beginning on 1944, where he would obtain several degrees: Theory (Class of Lucette Descaves), Piano (Class of Jean Doyen), Harmony (Class of Henri Challan), Chamber Music (Class of P. Pasquien), Accompaniment (Class of Nadia Boulanger), Counterpoint (Class of Noël Gallon), Orchestral Conducting (Class of Louis Fourestier) and Composition (Class [...]
The International Music Festival, on its 9th edition, is a very big and appreciated international musical event and meeting. During last years the participating groups came from all over the world: Spain, Finland, France, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, England, Russia and United States.The most important events will be performed in the heart of Genoa town centre but there will be also concerts in resorts along Ligurian East and West Riviera. Click on the pdf link for more information. spot IX ENG
WASBE is proud to announce the winners of the 2nd Composition Contest Final which we held during the International WASBE Conference in Buñol, Spain. Category 1 (Grade 2-3): 1st: "The Brave Tin Soldier" by David Postiguillo Moscardó (Spain) 2nd: "Sunbeam Dances" by Michael Miller (USA) 3rd: "DNA" by Giuseppe Calvino (Italy) Category 2 (Grade 4-5): 1st: "Lux Futura" by Kevin Houben (Belgium) 2nd: "L’Orizzonte degli Eventi" by Girolamo Deraco (Italy) 3rd: "Aquila non capit muscas" by Maxime Aulio (France) Category 3 (Orchestral Winds): 1st: "I Long for the Furthest Star" by Fredrik Ekenvi (Sweden) 2nd: "Waterplace Park" by Gregory Fritze (USA) [...]
Thank you very much for participating at the WASBE Election 2019. We are excited to announce Colleen Richardson from Canada as the upcoming president elect from July 2019 - July 2021. She will follow James Ripley (USA) as president who will serve for the 2019-2021 term. We also welcome on the WASBE Board of Directors: Björn Bus (The Netherlands) Andrea Loss (Italy) Emily Moss (USA) and Jukka Viitasaari (Finland) Congratulations to all candidates and thank you for your passion and dedication to WASBE!
Warsaw Wind Ensemble Conducting Competition 2019 is the first edition of the international competition for wind orchestra conductors, which will be held in Warsaw. This is the second such competition in Europe. Its implementation is connected with the growing number of graduates of wind orchestras conducting specialities from all over Europe and the world. The competition is open – it is addressed to all wind-orchestra conductors without age limits. The conductors will conduct renowned Warsaw wind orchestras. They will be judged by a professional jury chaired by Prof. Szymon Kawalla. The competition is organized by the Warsaw Wind Music Association. More [...]
WASBE is happy to announce the finalists of the 2nd Composition Contest: Category 1 (Grade 2-3): Giuseppe Calvino (Italy): "DNA" Michael Miller (USA): "Sunbeam Dances" David Postiguillo Moscardó (Spain): "The Brave Tin Soldier" Category 2 (Grade 4-5) Maxime Aulio (France) : "Aquila non capit muscas" Girolamo Deraco (Italy): "L’Orizzonte degli Eventi" Kevin Houben ( Belgium): "Lux Futura" Category 3 (Orchestral Winds) Fredrik Ekenvi (Sweden): "I Long for the Furthest Stars" Gregory Fritze ( USA) : "Waterplace Park" Yunosuke Okamura (Japan): "Lamento d‘introduction et Scène de prière" Category 4 (Solo & Winds) Alexandre Carlin ( France): "Euphonium Concerto" (Euphonium) Robert Spittal ( [...]
WASBE is excited to announce this special Conducting Seminar during their International Conference in Buñol, Spain in July 2019. The Seminar will be led by renowned conductors of international standing. Students have the chance to work on repertoire for chamber ensemble as well as wind orchestra. See pdf for more information WASBE Conducting Seminar2019
VLAMO is organising the VLAMO Open Championship for Wind Orchestras (VLOH) for the fourth time in Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium. In the fourth edition of this championship for wind orchestras the participants compete for glory, beautiful prizes, a unique work of art and foremost for the chance to represent Belgium at the European Championship for Wind Orchestras (ECWO) that will be held in 2020 in France (www.ecwo.eu). Every wind orchestra will perform an own choice program and a test piece: 'The Garden of Earthly Delights' by Klaas Coulembier (BE). A jury of three international judges will deliberate all participants. Three renowned musicians, conductors [...]
Taking place from July 28-30, 2019, the USM Conducting Workshop will be geared towards individuals conducting professionally for instrumental ensembles, including graduate students, educators leading public school band programs, and directors of community and collegiate wind ensembles. This year, they will be joined by guest artist Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Director of Wind Studies at the University of North Texas. The USM Conducting Workshop offers three tracks of participation which cater to the individual needs of each participant. All tracks will allow participants to engage in enriching rehearsal labs with the Casco Bay Wind Symphony, Professor Corporon, and Professor Townsend. Tracks 1 [...]