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Composer Competition

The purpose of the annual Music From China International Composition Competition is to promote and encourage the creation of new Chinese instrumental music. The competition draws submissions from Asia, North America and Europe and forms the basis of the Music From China Prize. The winners (up to three, plus commendations) receive a New York premiere.

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Music From China International Composition Competition1992 – Present Prize Winners

2010
ZHANG ZHILIANG, In Search of Beginnings (Third Prize)
LIU JIAN, Thunder in a Drought (Second Prize)

2007
ZHANG YIHUI, Bird in the Dream (Citation)
SHEN YIWEN, Study in Terra-Cotta (Second Prize)
HE WEI, Spectrum (Third Prize)

2006
YUN-YA WANG, Yangqin Capriccio (Second Prize)
SUN YI, Thrice Intoxicated (Third Prize)

2005
CHIN KING, Xuan, Yu, Chen (Third Prize)
YANG DONGBO, Beckoning the Wind (Second Prize)

2003
ZHOU YANG, Ba Yi (Second Prize)
XU JIANQIANG, Divertissement (Third Prize)

2002
NING KEYI, Dance of the Wind (Third Prize)
XI WANG, The Snow-Bound River (First Prize)

2001
XIANG ZHENG, Lingering Verses (Second Prize)

2000
MICHAEL SIDNEY TIMPSON, Chasin’ Bill (Second Prize)
YU YANG, Sonic Landscape (Third Prize)

1999
ZHANG ZHENG, Upheaval (Third Prize)
JINGJING LUO, Slash and Burn (First Prize)
HU XIAO OU, Farewell (Citation)

1998
LIU LIMIN, Gou Gu Xian (Third Prize)
FANG MAN, To One Unnamed (Citation)
RUAN KUNSHEN, Hoping for Dreams (Third Prize)

1997
GUO YUAN, In the Silence of the Gorge (Second Prize)
SHIH PEI-YU, Dual Principles (Citation)
LU PEI, Impressions in Silk and Bamboo (First Prize)

1996
HU XIAO, Wilderness (Third prize)
SHI BING, Autumn (Citation)

1995
CAO GUANGPING, In the Deep of Night (First Prize)

1994
ZHOU QINRU, Two Songs for Soprano and Zheng (First Prize)
HUANG QIUYUAN, The Moon Over Fortified Pass (Second Prize)
HO NENG-HSIEN, Time Passed and Remembered (Citation)
GONG XIAOTING, Circle of Fate (Third Prize

1993
QIN WENCHEN, In Praise of the Moon (First Prize)
YE GUOHUI, Wilderness (Second Prize)
SU KAILI, XU MINNAN, Intoxicating Night (Third Prize co-winner)
HO NENG-HSIEN, Order – Silence and Light (Third Prize co-winner)

1992
FANG XIAOMIN, Five Elements (First Prize co-winner)
WANG NING, Guo Feng (First Prize co-winner)