NEW VOICES FOR THE YOUNG FLUTIST
The mission of New Voices for Young Flutists is to create a body of work by living composers that represents the world in which young flutists are playing. The mid-level flutist is a complicated, curious being who deserves music that inspires them to continue their exploration of music and their musical voice. If you are alive, we are interested in what you have to share with young musicians. How can you help them express their voice as it emerges in this big, wide world? Finalists will be given the opportunity to coach a young flutist for an online event.
Works must be 3-5 minutes. Instrumentation: Solo flute or Flute and Piano. Music must be appropriate for mid-level flute players. (see below for examples)
1ST PRIZE - PAN BY DANIEL IBORRA
This piece is dedicated to my daughter Aitana, a 10-year-old flutist. It represents the game, the illusion to live adventures, and the dream of being able to fly. We have all played Indians and pirates at times and we have dreamed of being able to fly. I am convinced that young flute players will enjoy playing this play, joyful and emotional, quite simple to interpret.
Daniel Iborra Pellín was born in Alicante (Spain) in 1981.
He obtained the title of Professor of Piano and Instrumentist from the Higher Conservatory of Music Óscar Esplá of that city (2000), and the diploma of Music Education Teacher at the University of Alicante (2003). He also has elementary studies of violin, jazz and conduction.
Now is studying in the Composition School of Ferrer Ferran, but he has received lessons of Óscar Navarro, José Alberto Pina or Saül Gómez.
With his first work as a composer, "The Moorish Expulsion” (2020), he has obtained the Audience Award in the “IV Composition Competition for dulzaina and piano of Ondara” (2020), where he was also a Finalist.
Currently he combines his teaching work in a primary school with composition and playing as a soloist with wind or string local bands.
In addition, he has several international publications on archaeoastronomy, a scientific field to which he also dedicates his free time.
Pan is his fifth composition, and it is dedicated to his daughter Aitana, a young flute player.
2ND PRIZE - PICNIC BY RICH CAMPBELL
"Picnic" asks the mid-level flutist to interact with the score, to find the most naturally beautiful tone of their instrument which will bring the emotional core of the piece to life. The elements of "Picnic" will blossom when the musician strives and discovers an honest, heartfelt interpretation.
Rich Campbell, a recent resident fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, is an award winning composer whose works have been performed by the Australian Boys Choir, VocalEssence, SACRA/ PROFANA, Chorosynthesis, Octarium, The Young People’s Chorus of New York, The Manhattan Choral Ensemble, Polyhymnia, Musica Intima, Pacific Edge Voices, Pacific Women’s Chorus, Harrisburg Gay Men’s Chorus, San Francisco Bay Area Chamber Choir, Chester River Chorale, Wasatch Chorale Ars Nova, Village Singers of Westchester, Glass Menagerie Chorus, College of St. Rose, San Francisco State, Georgia College, University of Northern Iowa, University of Rhode Island, Dordt College, Florida State, St. Andrew’s College, MIT, Voices Boston, Cantabile Youth Singers, OAKE National Honors Choir, Idaho All State, Arkansas All State, York County Honors Choir, Mennonite Youth Choir, Uncommon Music Festival, Philadelphia Center City Opera Theatre, Brass Initiative, C Street Brass and ensembles at Indiana State’s Contemporary Music Festival and the Southern ACDA Conference. He has appeared playing his compositions on film and television, including SMASH and The Devil’s Advocate. His theatrical collaboration Puppy Love was staged at NY’s PS 122. He is the co-writer of songs on a Grammy nominated album by The Triplets and an alumnus of the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, where he studied composition with Robert Washburn and piano with James Ball. He lives in NY and has run 25 marathons. www.richcampbell.us/composer.htm
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3RD PRIZE - KINDNESS BY ADRIENNE INGLISS
Composed in memory of a friend and arts supporter who died of cancer, "Kindness" honors how she loved and cared for her friends and family, as well as the community in which she lived. The lyrical phrases and evocative harmonies capture her gentle, giving spirit. The piece encourages mid-level flutists to understand the rhythms while decorating the phrases with embellishments and tasteful rubato. The harmonic turning point in the piece offers uplifting hope to those who experience sadness and loss.
If you want to ask Adrienne Inglis about learning piano and flute in Berkeley as a child or about her music degrees from Lewis and Clark College and University of Texas at Austin, make sure she's not near a window because she's easily distracted by birds and will stop speaking suddenly if she sees one. So it won't surprise you that her compositions often include bird sounds. Luckily, her family history research draws her to other topics such as her Ojibwe, Venezuelan, Scottish, and colonial roots. Her choral, chamber, and orchestral compositions also sometimes explore nature, scripture, Shakespeare, and bugs. She lives in the rural hill country of central Texas, freelances, and teaches flute at Southwestern University and plays principal flute with the Central Texas Philharmonic. She puts down her binoculars to perform, record, and tour with flute/harp duo, Chaski. As a founding member, she composes and sings with Inversion Ensemble. Adrienne Inglis is a member of A.S.C.A.P., the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
Congratulations to our finalists and thank you to all who submitted pieces. We are deeply touched by the music that has been written with young flutists in mind.
Rebecca Kornu - A Run in the Flowers
Zoe Fischthal - Robot Learns to Play
Natalie Adams - Meadowland
Eliza Karpiak - Lamentatioin
Heather Niemi Savage - Scherzo
Rebecca Cook - Sonatina of Time
Rich Campbell - Picnic
Daniel Iborra - Pan
Joseph Tchezney - Moment Musicaux
Xavier Hersom - Hope
Daniel Cueto - Surquillo
Adrienne Inglis - Kindness