The New York Composers Circle has just announced the winner of its Fifth Annual Composers Competition. He is MAX GITECK DUYKERS, and the name of his winning entry is "Glass Blue Cleft," a string quartet in three movements.
Mr. Duykers is a doctoral student at Stony Brook University. His winning piece has been recorded by the Escher Quartet and issued last year on the Bridge Records label. It will receive its world premiere performance at the final New York Composers Circle concert of next season, on June 2, 2012, at the Symphony Space Thalia.
A second entry was awarded an honorable mention: "Song in Mistranslation," for flute, clarinet, and cello, by LEMBIT BEECHER.