Nuno Costa wins the ISCM Young Composer Award 2015
Miso Music Portugal, as the Portuguese Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music, is pleased to announce that this year the ISCM Young Composer Award 2015 has been given to the Portuguese composer Nuno Costa, for his work Pater Noster for a capella, 8-voice choir. The work was presented on September 30 in Ljubljana, in the framework of the World Music Days 2015 Festival. The winner of the award will receive a commission to write a new piece, which will be premiered during on of the future festivals organized by the ISCM.
The annual ISCM Young Composers Award (YCA) is and important facet within the objectives of the International Society for Contemporary Music, with regard to the promotion of new talents and diversity in contemporary music. At each ISCM World Music Days Festival an international jury, constituted from the ISCM membership, carefully considers all works performed during the festival written by composers age 35 or under, and selects a single composer to receive the ISCM Young Composers Award. The international jury for 2015 was comprised of Alejandro Guarello (Chile), Gudny Gudmundsdottir (Iceland), and Glenda Keam (New Zealand). Stephen Lias (USA) served as the jury coordinator.