Marc Evans, a doctoral candidate in Composition in the Music Department at the University of California at Santa Barbara has received an award from the Bowdoin International Composition Competition at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine. Mr. Evans' composition for Viola and Piano was selected as winner of the 2015 Bowdoin International Composition Competition. His work will be premiered at the Festival this summer.
Each summer, the Bowdoin International Music Festival brings renowned artist instructors, performers, soloists, and gifted pre-professional classical musicians from around the world to beautiful Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine for six weeks of intensive chamber music study, collaboration, and performance.
We are excited to announce the 2015 Composition Competition Winner!
Evans has won the Bowdoin International Music Festival’s eighth annual student composition competition for his work, Romance? for viola and piano. Evans is currently completing his second year in the composition PhD program at UC Santa Barbara, where he is the recipient of a Chancellor’s Fellowship and studies composition with Clarence Barlow and Joel Feigin.
Mr. Evans will receive a $1,000 award, and his work, Romance?, will receive its world premiere in the 2015 Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, held July 30 through August 2. Evans will also attend the Festival as a composition student with Derek Bermel.