I am invited for attending the string final and composition winners concert of the Washington International Competition, and will go to Washington DC tomorrow (June 8) to next Monday (June 11). My Five Bagatelles for Piano and String Quartet is the first prize of this competition this year, and will perform by Joy Schreier and the Sunrise Quartet at the Terrace Theater of Kennedy Center this Sunday afternoon (June 10). The concert begins at 2pm, admission free. By the way, Friday Morning Music Club Foundation not only gives me the cash prize but also provides me the transportation fee and hotel accommodation. I am looking forward to the trip to DC and it should be a wonderful experience to me.
The news below is from the Classical WETA and WETA Public Television website:
Washington International Competitions for Strings, June 8 – 10
Featuring: Top Young International String Players
Presented by: Friday Morning Music Club
The public is invited to attend the Washington International Competition for Strings (WIC), June 8-10 in the nation’s capital. Sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club Foundation, the three-day event showcases 30 virtuoso players, violinists, cellists, and violists selected from over 200 applicants from around the world.
Internationally renowned concert soloists, Joseph Silverstein, Martha Strongin Katz and Marc Johnson will judge the competition, selecting six of the young adult contestants for the finals at the Kennedy Center. A first prize winner for each instrument is awarded, as well as one second and third prize chosen from all three instruments. The audience will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite performer and award their chosen winner. World premieres of the WIC’s two composition winners, Feng-Hsu Lee and Marcel Camargo, will be performed by the Sunrise Quartet at the Kennedy Center finals.
WETA: Washington International Competition for Strings, June 8 – 10
Official Website: Washington International Competition for Composition 2012
我被邀請參加華盛頓國際音樂比賽的絃樂決賽跟作曲得獎作品的音樂會，明天（6月8日）會出發前往華盛頓特區直到下星期一（6月11日）。我的鋼琴五重奏《五首小品集》是今年華盛頓國際作曲比賽的首獎作品，星期天（6月10日）下午會由鋼琴家 Joy Schreier 和 Sunrise String Quartet 在甘迺迪表演藝術中心的 Terrace Theater 演出。音樂會下午兩點開始，免費入場。另外，我不只獲得首獎獎金，該單位 Friday Morning Music Club Foundation 也提供我前往華盛頓特區的交通與旅館費用。我很期待這次前往華盛頓特區的旅行，肯定會是一個很美好的經驗。