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II International Uuno Klami Composition Competition 2008-2009, results


The results of the II International Uuno Klami Composition Competition were announced and the prizes were awarded after the finals concert in Kotka on September 19.

The jury - Kalevi Aho (Chairman), Anders Eliasson, Magnus Lindberg and Yasuo Shinozaki - awarded the prizes as follows:

I Prize € 8 000: Joachim F.W. Schneider (Germany): Drei Orchesterstücke
Shared II Prize € 6 500: Kent Olofsson (Sweden): Stalingrad Madonna (Symphonie II) and € 6 500: Oliver Waespi (Switzerland): Double Concerto for Guitar and Flute
III Prize € 6 000: Victor Alcántara (Germany): Toccata Concertante

The prize of the City of Kotka worth €2 000 went to Joachim F.W. Schneider: Drei Orchesterstücke

The prize of the City of Kouvola worth €3 000 was shared by Kent Olofsson (€1 500): Stalingrad Madonna (Symphonie II) and Oliver Waespi (€1 500): Double Concerto for Guitar and Flute

The finals audience prize, the prize of the Municipality of Virolahti worth €500 went to Victor Alcántara for Toccata Concertante.


I International Uuno Klami Composition Competition 2003-2004, results 

The First International Uuno Klami Composition Competition had a large number of entries: 117 compositions from 23 countries. The finals concerts were held in the cities of Kouvola and Kotka in September, 2004.

I prize: Giovanni Bonato, Italy: Arcanae Obices
II prize: Harri Ahmas, Finland: Symphony no. 2 and Barnaby Hollington, United Kingdom: A Certain Chinese Encyclopaedia
III prize: Kevin Mayo, United Kingdom: Sirens and Peter Seabourne, United Kingdom: Piano Concerto

The audience at the finals concerts voted that the audience prize be given to Harri Ahmas for his Symphony no. 2. Ahmas was also the winner of the prize awarded by the Municipality of Virolahti. The members of the Society of Finnish Composers convening in Kotka on 18 September 2004 voted Giovanni Bonato's Arcanae Obices as their favourite work.