Firstly, my “piano concerto” Pagkukumahog / [Sa] Paglilok ng Batong Hindi Nakikita (Urgency / [In] Sculpting an Invisible Rock) will receive its world premiere as a finalist entry in the 5-Minute Piano Concerto Competition of the 29th Music Biennale Zagreb. Pianist Filip Fak will take the limelight along with the Festival Ensemble under the direction of Aleksandar Kalajdžić, and all 10 finalist entries will be premiered on 26 April 2017 8:00PM @ the Croatian Music Institute, Zagreb, Croatia. Don’t miss it as they will also announce the winner of the competition during the concert! The full program for the festival is listed here as well.
On the other side of the world, flutist Marilène Provencher-Leduc will premiere my solo alto flute piece Ni ici, ni là-bas (Neither Here Nor There) in the Concert Créations of the Société de concerts de Montréal. The concert will take place on 28 April 2017 7:30PM @ the Jeunesses Musicales Canada, Montréal, Quebec. I will be present at the concert so I hope to see you there.
It was very unfortunate for me last year to miss the inaugural edition of the New Music on the Bayou in Monroe, Louisiana, where my percussion duo work Gandingan sa Kagiliran was supposedly programmed in the festival. *The conditions stated that the composer is required to attend the festival in order for the work to be performed.* The good news though is that the festival decided to program my work again for this year’s edition! Now I’m doing some necessary arrangements to make it happen this time. Further details will come as the month of May approaches, so stay tuned.
Lastly, I’m happy to receive news this month about being selected as a participant for this year’s edition of the Toronto Creative Music Lab (a composition lab scheduled on 17-24 June 2017 in Toronto) and the Waterloo Region Contemporary Music Sessions (another workshop scheduled on 20-27 August 2017 in Waterloo, ON). Expect two more new works to be premiered during these dates!