PARMA Artists are Finalists for The American Prize!

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PARMA is very excited to announce that five of our artists are finalists for The American Prize for Composers in the Orchestra Division and for the Ernst Bacon Award for Performance!

In October, you may recall our American Prize blog on our Semi-Finalists, which we were ecstatic about, and now to have five of these twelve artists as finalists is a true privilege.

Congratulations to PARMA artists….

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Lee Actor, a Composer Finalist in the Orchestra Divison, released three albums on Navona Records, a compilation album PREMONITIONS, and two solo albums, SAXOPHONE CONCERTO, and PIANO CONCERTO, which earned him his finalist status with “Divertimento for Small Orchestra.”

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Hakki Cengiz Eren, a Composer Finalist in the Orchestra Division, released his first project with PARMA, COLOR STUDIES, in August on Ravello Records. Gapplegate music reviewer says, “All four works have a ravishing color sensibility and cohesiveness that marks Hakki Cengiz Eren as a vital creator on today’s high modern scene.” The piece earning him his finalist status is “Buffavento.”

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Arthur Gottschalk, a finalist for the Ernst Bacon Award, released two albums on Navona Records, one compilation album, MOTO PERPETUO; and a solo album REQUIEM: FOR THE LIVING, for which earned him this finalist status. Classical music reviewer of Progressive Difference says, [REQUIEM is the] composer’s crowning achievement.”

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libby-larsenLibby Larsen, a finalist for the Ernst Bacon Award as a Performer for the West Texas A&M University Symphony Orchestra Ensemble, released, CIRCLE OF FRIENDS on Navona Records. Cinemusical says that “There really is a bit of something for everyone here who enjoys contemporary chamber music” about CIRCLE OF FRIENDS.

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Judith Lang Zaimont, a Composer Finalist in the Orchestra Division, released two albums on Navona Records, a compilation album, FINE MUSIC, VOL II; and a solo album ETERNAL EVOLUTIONThe New York Times has described her music  as “exquisitely crafted, vividly characterized and wholly appealing.”

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