German violin duo, The Twiolins, has this week announced the six finalists for the 4th Progressive Classical Music Award – a composition prize initiated by the ensemble in an effort to expand the violin duet repertoire.
The 2019 Finalists are:
- Daniel Berg (Sweden)
- Viktor Molnár (Hungary)
- Jürgen Christ (Germany)
- Rainer Bartesch (Germany)
- Piotr Szewczyk (United States)
- Edmund Jolliffe (United States)
The Twiolins duo, comprising brother and sister Marie-Luise and Chistoph Dingler, invited international composers to submit violin duets up to 5 minutes in length – with the 1st prize winner to receive €5000 plus the opportunity for the piece to be professionally recorded in an upcoming album release.
Hosted in 2009, 2012 and 2015, this year’s jury is comprised of violinists Julian Rachlin and Aleksey Igudesman and composer Benedikt Byrdern – plus a public audience vote.
The first prize of the Progressive Classical Music Award will be chosen at the Museum Weltkulturen, in Mannheim, on the 28th of September.
The finalists were chosen from 344 entrants.