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Darren James Russo wins SOCAN Foundation's John Weinzweig Grand Prize

Darren James Russo wins SOCAN Foundation's John Weinzweig Grand Prize

August 10, 2015
National

"The SOCAN Foundation today announced 15 recipients of the 24th Annual SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers

This year’s competition attracted 187 entries, awarding $29,250 to the prizewinners. “The jury chose to award the grand prize this year to Montreal-based composer Darren James Russo, for his ambitious 72-minute opera Storybook,” said Rick MacMillan, Manager, SOCAN Foundation.

The Annual SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers recognize Canadian composers 30 years of age and under for specific musical works in five categories of concert music. The submissions were judged anonymously by a jury of three prominent composers with decades of experience teaching composition in the university milieu: Dr. Keith Hamel of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Dr. Eric Morin of l’Université Laval in Quebec City, and Dr. John Burge of Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, a SOCAN Foundation Board member..."

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