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Tuesday, 23. September 2014

Results of European Award for Composers

Hans Helsen, winner of the Award 2014/15

Jury selects one winner from choral compositions submitted from all over Europe
Two special mentions also awarded


On September 18th 2014 the Jury of the European Award for Choral Composers chose the winning compositions of the 2014/5 edition. 39 compositions from 31 composers were submitted to the competition by 11 member organisations in 9 European countries, with 26 compositions in category A (a cappella), 11 in category B (with instruments) and 2 in category C (vocal jazz). 

In category A the jury chose one winning composition, the “Missa Brevis” (2013) for mixed choir, composed by Hans Helsen (BE * 1989), submitted by the Flemish association Koor&Stem

In category B the Jury chose no winner but decided on a “special mention” for  two compositions

1.  “Fairy Ring” (2012) for female choir and harp, 
      composed by Maarten Van Ingelgem (BE *1976),                                                                               submitted by the Flemish association Koor&Stem

2.   “Diptychon” (2011) for female choir and violin, 
      composed by Henrik Colding-Jorgensen (DK * 1944),

       submitted by the Danish association for Amateur Music DAM

In category C the Jury chose no winner 

The winning composition will be performed at the festival EUROPA CANTAT XIX in Pécs, Hungary, between July 24th and August 2nd 2015 by one of the guest choirs in the frame of a special evening concert. The scores which received a special mention of the jury will be offered to participating choirs for performance in choir-to-choir concerts.


Further information including details about the winning compositions and the composers can be found in the full Press Release  in English, in French and in German.