The results of the IV International Uuno Klami Composition Competition have now been announced and the prizes were awarded after the finals concert in Kotka on November 15.
The jury consisting of Kalevi Aho (Chairman), Magnus Lindberg, Erkki-Sven Tüür and Olari Elts awarded the prizes as follows:
I prize € 11 000: Andrea Portera (Italy) for Klecksophonic Lieder
II prize € 9 000: Christopher Culpo (France) for Mundus Imaginalis
III prize € 7 000: Tomi Räisänen (Finland) for Portal (Marimba Concerto)
The prize of the City of Kotka worth €3 000 went to Pertti Jalava (Finland) for Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
The prize of the City of Kouvola worth €2 000 went to Roberto Sansuini (Italy) for Four Tales for Small Orchestra
The audience prize, the prize of the Municipality of Virolahti worth € 500 went to Tomi Räisänen (Finland) for Portal (Marimba Concerto)
Entries for the competition were submitted by 283 composers representing 38 nationalities. The standard of the entries was so high that the jury decided to issue a list of 14 works definitely worth a performance in addition to the five selected for the finals.
The five works chosen for the finals were performed by the Kymi Sinfonietta under conductor Olari Elts at finals concerts held in Kouvola on November 14 and Kotka on November 15. The soloists were Valentina Coladonato (soprano), Oleg Larionov (viola), Risto-Matti Marin (piano) and Heigo Rosin (marimba).
The patroness of the IV International Uuno Klami Composition Competition was the Minister of Science and Culture, Hanna Kosonen.
PRESS PHOTOS: www.klamicompetition.fi (Gallery)
FURTHER INFO: International Uuno Klami Composition Competition Patrons’ Association
Executive Director Reetaliina Marin, tel. +358 50 3240058, fax +358 5 2344708