Competition successes for undergraduate composer 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.
Following the success at the 2019 International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) – World Music Days , Thomas Simaku’s most recent work, La Leggiadra Luna for mixed choir a cappella, has been broadcast by four European radio stations.
The Royal Philharmonic Society have announced the latest members of their prestigious Emerging Composers scheme, including Robin Haigh, currently studying for a PhD at York with Martin Suckling, and Joel Järventausta, a former York undergraduate.
Back in June Martin was invited to speak about Radulescu’s seminal solo viola piece Das Andere alongside violist Garth Knox at the Spectralisms conference in IRCAM.
Praise for Music Dept students featured in BBC Proms
Following on from his specially-commissioned Radio 3 takeover to extend the Last Night of the Proms 2018, Music Department PhD student Neil Luck was invited to contribute a live set as part of 2019’s first ‘Proms at…’ event. Joined by second year undergraduate Rebecca Burden and former student James McIlwrath, Neil masterminded three pieces in an event described by the Guardian as a ‘teasing, challenging new-music bill’. Proms at …
His new work will be performed by four different ensembles in four European cities and released on CD in 2020
The objective of Discovering Young Composers of Europe (DYCE) Competition was to bring together the four regions of Europe (North, South, East, West) by inviting the composition students and alumni of all European Academies, Conservatories and Universities to submit a work.
His work will be performed by a Grammy Award-winning ensemble
Thomas Simaku’s recent work, La Leggiadra Luna for mixed choir a cappella, has been selected by the international jury for performance at the 2019 ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music) – World Music Days, which takes place in Estonia from 2 – 10 May.