Winners of the 14th Biennial Young Composers’ Competition (2019)

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of our 14th Biennial Young Composers’ Competition:

Elementary (ages 8-12)1st prizeAntoine VillégerWest Vancouver, BCThe Butterfly and the Bee
2nd prizeCharlie RuffOttawa, ONThe Spell of the Yukon
Honourable MentionSophia ColpittsVancouver, BCThe Forest of the Emerald Trees
Honourable MentionLiam EvansVancouver, BCSpring
Secondary (ages 13-17)1st prizeXiaole ZhanAuckland, New ZealandAquatic Nocturne
2nd prizeHenry FromBellingham, WAErosion
Honourable MentionLuc FarisWest Vancouver, BCMoonrise
College/University (ages 18-22)2nd prize (tie)Thomas Kyung (Johnson)Omaha, NETavern
2nd prize (tie)Benjamin SigersonCoquitlam, BCThe Whispering Spirits
Honourable MentionWilliam LinRichmond, BCStopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Elementary (ages 8-12)Best of BCAntoine VillégerWest Vancouver, BCThe Butterfly and the Bee
Secondary (ages 13-17)Best of BCLuc FarisWest Vancouver, BCMoonrise
College/University (ages 18-22)Best of BCBenjamin SigersonCoquitlam, BCThe Whispering Spirits
Canadian Music Centre BC Region

A participation award was given to Langley Fine Arts School for submitting the most compositions. Soloists from the choir performed five pieces submitted by Robyn Lorensen’s Grade 5 composition class at the school. The selected pieces were:

Juliana Armstrong • Always Believe
Rebekah Hoedemaker-Purvis • On the Trapeze!
Taylor Ibbott • True Friends
Jemma Kennedy • Boredom
Lauren Roessler • Feeling Happy

Congratulations to all!