XIV Open composers competition named after Andrey Petrov
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Finalists

Andrea PORTERA
Italy
Ryan LATIMER
United Kingdom
Ziyi TАО
USA
Arthur WABEL
Russia
Taras BUEVSKY
Russia
Andrea PORTERA
Italy

With a catalog of over 160 titles, Portera’s work explores the sound universe in an anthropological perspective, particularly in the connections that music generates between emotion and the unconscious: an extremely original production where the creative process is expressed through an “intuitive” identity even before being “stylistic”.

His works have received acclaim and recognition from great names on the international music scene: has been awarded by figures such as Berio, Penderecki, Lindberg, Kalevi Aho, Noseda, Rhim, Morricone, Fedele, Meyer, Nishimura, Corghi, Bussotti, Solbiati, Halfter, Vacchi, Sciarrino, Abbado, Osokawa, Dall’Ongaro, Luis De Pablo.Portera received the prestigious Uuno Klami, one of the most important international composition awards in the world.

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Ryan LATIMER
United Kingdom

Ryan Latimer (b.1990) is a composer currently based in Birmingham, UK. His music has been performed internationally by leading ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Britten Sinfonia and the Workers Union Ensemble, with whom he was Composer-in-Association in 2014. Ryan was recently in residence with the BBC Symphony Orchestra as part of the ‘Sound and Music’ Embedded Scheme and his new work for the orchestra was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and subsequently shortlisted for the ISCM World Music Days 2018. 

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Ziyi TАО
USA

Composer was born in 2002 in Beijing, China, and currently based in NYC. At the moment studying at the Special Music School High School with a concentration in Composition with Dr. Max Grafe. Also has studied with many other teachers, namely Jon Deak, Molly Herron, Shedrick Mitchell, Alexander Yagupsky, and Dr. Reiko Füting.

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Arthur WABEL
Russia

Composer was born in 1987, lives in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He was educated at the Rostropovich School of Arts and the Rimsky-Korsakov Musical College; studied composition with Alexander Nesterov.

Prize winner of the VIth, VIIIth and Xth Petrov World Competitions of symphonic music in Russia (with Giya Kanchely and Franghiz Ali-Zadeh as the jury chairmen). The award-winning works are: Concertino No.2 for violin and orchestra (2nd Prize), Viola concerto (diploma), ’Antithesis’ for piano and orchestra (2nd Prize); the 2nd Prize of the Falik World Composers’ Competition (Russia); the 1st Prize of the Ist Shostakovich Composers’ Competition (Russia); Prize winner of the All-Russian Composers’ Competition «Another Space». “Libera nos de ore leonis”, 2018.

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Taras BUEVSKY
Russia

Composer, graduate in the Moscow State Conservatory named after Tchaikovsky (1989). Member of the Union of Composers and the Union of Cinematographers of Russia. Works in the genres of opera, symphonic, choral, chamber, electroacoustic music. Participant of international festivals held in Russia and abroad. Among them: International Festival of Contemporary Music “Moscow Autumn", International Festival of Chamber Music "Return", festivals of contemporary music in Holland, Belgium, Germany and many others.

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