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2017 Composition Competition Winners
Winners of the 4th Busan Composition Competition  1st Place: Ian Gabriel Corpuz (Philippines) "Domine Deus Meus"2nd Place: Michael Regner (Germany) "O Magnum Mysterium"3rd Place: Roman Czura (Germany) "Ptasie Radio" We have got 107 works of 98 applications from 36 countries this year;Argentina, Armenia,Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, South Korea, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, México, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Belarus, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, U.K., U.S.A, Ukraine, Venezuela  We highly appreciate their brilliant works which were impressive enough to touch the judge. However, as the Busan Composition Competition much prefers artistically higher quality songs, so the judgement focused on it. Brief assessment of a president of the Jury, Young-Jo LeeThe Busan Choral Composition Competition improving every year has risen to higher level than any other choral competition in the world. Young composers use their personality and blend music and language effectively which leads to an excellent effect. It is outstanding that both an expression of new senses and a line of sound. However, we should be careful of sacrificing music itself with an excessive technique considering a chorus is based on lyrics and human voices.  All winners of the 1,2,3 places are invited to join the 2017 Busan Choral Festival & Competition and will receive their Diplomas during an Award Ceremony on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The Prize Money will be sent to their bank account within 2 weeks after finishing the BCFC. The first prize winner's work will be performed on SEP 9th, 2017. As a member of the 2017 BCFC, they will be entitled to participate in all the Festival activities including the Choral Competition, Choral Workshops and additional performances. If there is any winner who cannot join the Festival, the BCFC committee will mail the Diploma via First Class Mail to the address provided in the Application Form. Congratulations! 
2017-07-05 715
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Announcing the 13th Busan Choral Festival & Competition / Deadline: June 30th, 2017
Deadline:1) Early Bird Discounts: By MAY 31, 2017 (20%)2) Online Application: By JUN 30, 20173) Registration/Hotel Fee: By JUN 30, 20174) Repertoire (with all other) Changes: By JUL 31, 2017 (via Email)5) Sending All Digital Copies of Scores: By JUL 31, 2017 (via Email)6) Sending 5 Original Copies of Scores: By AUG 31, 2017 (in the Mail) 
2016-11-22 1141
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2016 BCFC WINNERS
GRAND PRIZELigao National High School Voice Chorale (Philippine) YOUTH​Ligao National High School Voice Chorale (Philippine)​Chuncheon City Youth Choir (Korea)Karangturi Choir (Indonesia)CLASSICAL MIXEDN/AGunadarma University Student Choir 'Swara Darmagita' (Indonesia)Voice of Soul Choir(Indonesia) / Caceres Chorale (Philippine)POP/GOSPEL​N/AVoice of Soul Choir (Indonesia)Caceres Chorale (Philippine)ETHNIC​Gunadarma University Student Choir 'Swara Darmagita' (Indonesia)Ligao National High School Voice Chorale (Philippine)UIN Jakarta Student Choir (Indonesia)​CLASSICAL EQUAL N/ASeongdong Women’s Choir (Korea)Youngdo-gu Women’s Choir (Korea)BEST CONDUCTORKyung-Hee Lee (Korea)BEST PRESENTATION D'B3 Voice (Indonesia) BEST MANNERShimonoseki Boys and Girls Choir (Japan) YOUNG SINGERS INCENTIVE PRIZESaha-gu Children’s Choir (Korea)Puzangalan Children’s Choir (Taiwan)
2016-10-21 3813
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2016 BCFC FINALISTS
YOUTH Ligao National High School Voice Chorale (Philippine)Chuncheon City Youth Choir (Korea) CLASSICAL MIXED​N/A POP/ACCAPELLA​​N/A ETHNICGunadarma University Student Choir 'Swara Darmagita' (Indonesia)  ​​CLASSICAL EQUAL ​N/A ​Each winners should prepare for GRAND PRIX  FINAL so reach Busan Cinema Center until 12:00pm, OCT 21, 2016.BCC Rehearsal 1 Gunadarma University Student Choir 'Swara Darmagita' (Indonesia)BCC Rehearsal 2  Chuncheon City Youth Choir (Korea)Rehearsal Room 201 Ligao National High School Voice Chorale (Philippine)For the Grand Prix Final, each winners should choose ONLY 1 piece ANY SONG THEY WANT with no time limit.The stage rehearsal time is as follows:13:15-13:30 Ligao National High School Voice Chorale (Philippine)13:30-13:45 Gunadarma University Student Choir 'Swara Darmagita' (Indonesia)13:45-14:00 Chuncheon City Youth Choir (Korea)
2016-10-21 2000
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2016 Composition Competition Winners
Winners of the 3rd Busan Composition Competition  1st Place: Bjöern Griesheimer (Germany): "Miraclum maximum"2nd Place: Chan-Kyeong Seong (S. KOREA): "Nire"3rd Place: Alvaro Herran (Colombia): "Dawn Chorus" We have got 69 works of 63 applications from 28 countries this year;Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Thailand, USA, UK, Ukraine​ We highly appreciate their brilliant  works which were impressive enough to touch the judge.  However, as the Busan Composition Competition much prefers artistically higher quality songs, so the judgement focused on it. It is great that the ability of composers in the Busan Choral Festival & Composition has been improving year by year. A balance between voices which is essential for Choral Music, high organizational skills and brand new harmony are one of them. They all show a high standard even though the development of the story is somewhat incomplete as it is bounded by lyrics. However, considering that the BCFC is more a culture-exchange opportunity for choristers from all around the world than just a competition, it would be better if there was some more modern works based on their folklore as cultural art could be developed by fiery newness which come from the one of mine and others.  All winners of the 1,2,3 places are invited to join the 2016 Busan Choral Festival & Competition and will receive their Diplomas during an Award Ceremony on Saturday, October 21, 2016. The Prize Money will be sent to their bank account within 2 weeks after finishing the BCFC. The first prize winner's work will be performed by The Metropolitan Chorus of Tokyo conducted by Ko Matsushita (subject to change) during their concert on OCT 20th, 2016.    As a member of the 2016 BCFC, they will be entitled to participate in all the Festival activities including the Choral Competition, Choral Workshops and additional performances.  If there is any winner who cannot join the Festival, the BCFC committee will mail the Diploma via First Class Mail to the address provided in the Application Form.  Congratulations! 
2016-08-05 2323
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The 1st Poster Contest Results
First off, we highly appreciate all your time and interest for the 1st Poster Contest of BCFC.  There were 48 works received from Dec 1st, 2015 through Feb 29th, 2016. However, we are very sorry to announce that there is NO WINNERS this time as we could not find the one which could replace the old one and fit the subject of "Chorus".  We will be back as a more improved version of contest next year.​​We expect your continuing interests and participations. Thank you.
2016-03-10 1439
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2016 Korea Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Prize
2016 BCFC Selected as a Recipient of 2016 Korea Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Prize. Therefore, The Grand Winner of 2016 BCFC will be also honored with the 2016 Korea Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Prize.  Apply Now! Subscriptions are still open! Click Here!  Choirs will get 20% discount if they pay all their fees by JUN 30, 2016. The final deadline to apply is JULY 31, 2016. We look forward to your partecipation to celebrate together friendship and choral music from all over the World!
2016-03-03 1338
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(important) Notice of 2016 BCFC Date Change
Dear Choirs and Friends, Please note that we cannot help but change the 2016 BCFC Date to October 18(Tue) through 21(Fri), 2016 due to a huge event in Busan named 'Busan Fireworks Festival' which will be held on OCT 22(Sat), 2016. There will be massive crowd of people to visit Busan, so it will cause to both participants and orginizer a lot of trouble with a rise in hotel, coach and meal prices, etc.  We are sorry for the confusion and wish to meet you​ one day earlier. Thank you for your understanding. 
2015-11-16 1652
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2015 BCFC WINNERS
GRAND PRIZELos Cantantes de Manila (Philippines) YOUTH​Baao Children and Youth ChoirAngelus Domini Children's Choir Macao Youth Choir CLASSICAL MIXED​Los Cantantes de Manila Mercu Buana Student Choir Le Voyage Vocale Ensemble POP/ACCAPELLA​Vocademia Universitas Indonesia Los Cantantes de ManilaKoro IlustradoETHNIC​Mercu Buana Student Choir Baao Children and Youth ChoirZvonnitsa ​CLASSICAL EQUAL      1. N/A      2. Seocho Baumoe Women's Choral      2. Koro Ilustrado     3. Puroonvit ChorusAUDIENCE PRIZEBaao Children and Youth Choir BEST CONDUCTORAnna Tabita Abeleda-PiqueroMOST BEAUTIFUL CHOIRAngelus Domini Children's Choir  SPECIAL JUDGE PRIZEKoro Ilustrado 
2015-10-17 3453
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2015 BCFC FINALISTS
YOUTH​Baao Children and Youth ChoirCLASSICAL MIXED​Los Cantantes de Manila POP/ACCAPELLA​​Vocademia Universitas Indonesia ETHNIC​Mercu Buana Student Choir ​​CLASSICAL EQUAL ​Seocho Baumoe Women's Choral ​Koro Ilustrado ​Each winners should prepare for GRAND PRIX  FINAL so reach Main Hall of the Busan Cultural Center until 09:30am, OCT 17, 2015.For the Grand Prix Final, each winners should choose ONLY 1 piece from their winning category and perform within 5 minutes.The rehearsal time is as follows:0​9:40 Baao Children and Youth Choir09:45 Seocho Baumoe Women's Choral 09:50 Koro Ilustrado09:55 Vocademia Universitas Indonesia 10:00 ​Mercu Buana Student Choir 10:05 Los Cantantes de Manila
2015-10-16 2637
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