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Competition successes for undergraduate composer Joel Järventausta

Joel Järventausta

Third year undergraduate Joel Järventausta has enjoyed several recent successes in high-profile composition festivals.

Joel’s works stony mountains to rise for orchestra andSävyt for chamber ensemble have been awarded reserve places at the Ung Nordisk Musik (UNM) Festival in Aarhus 2016. Whilst a two-minute miniature for clarinet and violin has also been chosen to be performed by members of the Red Note Ensemble as part of their Noisy Nights series Call for Scores on 26 February in St Andrews in the Bar of the Byre Theatre.

Joel has alos been selected as a finalist in the London Ear Festival Composer’s Competition 2016 and will receive a performance of his work for solo cello racing thoughts on the 12 March 2016 by Rohan de Saram.

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