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2023 BCFC WINNERS
2023 BCFC WINNERS    GRAND PRIZEDe La Salle University Chorale (Philippines)     CLASSICAL MIXED & EQUAL​1. De La Salle University Chorale (Philippines​)2. DYCI Dagalak (Philippines)3. e Deum Voice (Indonesia​)     POP & ACAPPELLA1. DYCI Dagalak (Philippines​)2. Floice (Indonesia​)3. City of Voice Chamber Singers (Philippines​)​​     ETHNIC1. De La Salle University Chorale (Philippines​)​​2. JOA Choir (South Korea)3. Voice of Satya Wacana Christian University (Indonesia​)YOUTH1. Haeundae-gu Juvenile Chorus (South Korea)2. Anyang Civic Youth Choir (South Korea)3. Voices of the South Children's Choir (Philippines​)​​  CONDUCTOR AWARDJose Emmanuel D. Aquino​ (De La Salle University Chorale, Philippines)    BEST PRESENTATION AWARDSaha-gu Children's Choir (South Korea)    BUSAN MAYER'S AWARDHaeundae-gu Juvenile Chorus (South Korea)​  ​ 
2023-10-24 2618
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2023 BCFC FINALISTS
2023 BCFC FINALISTS   YouthHaeundae-gu Juvenile Chorus (S.Korea)   CLASSICAL MIXED & EQUAL ​De La Salle University Chorale (Philippines)     POP & ACAPPELLADYCI Dagalak (Philippines​)​     ETHNICDe La Salle University Chorale (Philippines)     For the Grand Prix Final, each winners should choose ONLY 1 piece from their winning category.     Time for Stage Rehearsal of Grand Prix:   1. 10:30-11:00 DYCI Dagakak (Philippines​)​2. 11:00-11:30 De La Salle University Chorale (Philippines)3. 11:30-12:00 Haeundae-gu Juvenile Chorus (S.Korea)     Waiting Room:1. DYCI Dagakak (Philippines​)​ / 2F, Dressing Room 1 (Group)​​​​2. De La Salle University Chorale (Philippines) / 2F, Dressing Room 2 (Group)3. Haeundae-gu Juvenile Chorus (S.Korea) / 2F, Dressing Room 3 (Group)​ ​ 
2023-10-20 3660
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2023 Composition Competition Winners
​​​The Jury (the final 10 submissions)Young-Jo Lee (South Korea)Anton Armstrong (USA)Maria Emma Meligopoulou (Greece)Yu-Chung Johnny Ku (Taiwan)​​​​  2023 Composition Competition Winners  1st Place Jang, Kyeong-Jun “In Paradisum” (South Korea) 2nd Place Motshwane Pege “Jubilate Deo” (South Africa) 3rd Place Adam Hajossy Dedic “Pater Noster” (Sweden)​​​​   Brief assessment of a chairman of the Jury 2023 Composition Competition, Young-Jo Lee   This year's works focused more on warm melodies than previous years' challenging or experimental tendencies. As a result, many excellent pieces emphasized relaxing and easy-to-listen songs. However, when considering the artistic essence of choral music as a harmonious construction of meaningful sounds and the meaning of the lyrics, there remains a sense of regret due to the emotional, flexible compositions. Since lyrics should be expertly linked to choral music, there is a deeper expectation for works that can harmoniously convey the poem's content through a balanced sense of the times and the interactions between different tones, pitches, and parts. - Lee Young-Jo, Chairman of the Jury, 2023 Composition Choral Music Competition. We received a total of 36 applications from 15 countries for this year's Busan Composition Competition. We were truly impressed by the exceptional quality of the submissions, which left a lasting impact on the jury. As the competition places great importance on artistic excellence, the judging process was primarily focused on this aspect.   The winners of the first, second, and third places will be awarded Diplomas and Trophies, which will be sent to them by post.The Prize Money will be transferred to the winners' bank accounts within two weeks after the conclusion of the BCFC.Only the winning composition of the top prize will have the honor of being premiered at the 2023 BCFC, which will take place from October 18th to 21st, 2023.   Congratulations! 
2023-07-20 3093
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2022 BCFC WINNERS
2022 BCFC WINNERS GRAND PRIZEDiponegoro Engineering Student Choir​ (Indonesia) CLASSICAL MIXED & EQUAL​1. Diponegoro Engineering Student Choir​ (Indonesia)​2. Sing Philippines Youth Choir (Philippines)3. Imusicapella (Philippines​) POP & ACAPPELLA1. Villanueva Chorale (Philippines​)2. Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta (Indonesia​)3. ITE That Acappella Group (Singapore)​​  ETHNIC1. Vocalista Harmonic Choir ISI Yogyakarta (Indonesia)​​​ 2. Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta (Indonesia)​​ ​​3. Diponegoro Engineering Student Choir​ (Indonesia)​ CONDUCTOR AWARDRosa Damayanti / Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta (Indonesia)​​ ​​​ BEST PRESENTATIONDiponegoro Engineering Student Choir​ (Indonesia)​ HIGH POTENTIAL PRIZEBusanjin-gu Raon Youth Choir (South Korea)Yangsan City Youth Choir (South Korea)
2022-10-25 4381
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2022 BCFC FINALISTS
2022 BCFC FINALISTS  YOUTHN/A  CLASSICAL MIXED & EQUAL ​Diponegoro Engineering Student Choir (Indonesia)  POP & ACAPPELLAVillanueva Chorale (Philippines​)​  ETHNICVocalista Harmonic Choir ISI Yogyakarta (Indonesia​)​  For the Grand Prix Final, each winners should choose ONLY 1 piece from their winning category within 8 minutes.   Time for Stage Rehearsal of Grand Prix:1. 15:20-15:30     Diponegoro Engineering Student Choir (Indonesia)​​2. 15:30-15:40     Villanueva Chorale (Philippines​)3. 15:40-15:50     Vocalista Harmonic Choir ISI Yogyakarta (Indonesia​)​​​ Waiting Room:1. Diponegoro Engineering Student Choir (Indonesia) / 2F, Dressing Room 1(Group)​​​​2. Villanueva Chorale (Philippines​) / 2F, Dressing Room 3(Group)3. Vocalista Harmonic Choir ISI Yogyakarta (Indonesia​) / 2F, Dressing Room 2(Group)​ ​ 
2022-10-21 4659
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2022 Composition Competition Winners
​​​The Jury (the final 10 submissions)Young-Jo Lee (South Korea) ​Bob Chilcott (UK)Bo-Mi Kim​ (South Korea)Eui-Joong Yoon (South Korea)Tommyanto Kandisaputra (Indonesia) Vytautas Miškinis (Lithuania)  2022 Composition Competition Winners 1st Place: Ily Matthew Maniano​ "Amihan​" (Philippines)​​2nd Place: Alan Kljaić "O sacrum convivium" (Croatia)3rd Place: Ian Gabriel Corpuz​ "Penitensya​" (Philippines)​​​​ Brief assessment of a president of the Jury, Bob Chilcott & Young-Jo LeeI am happy and thankful for the development level of choral compositions every year. Every works use high modern composing skills and express liberating thoughts. However, I want you to keep in mind that there are lyrics in choral music. I hope you try to make a bold escape from the skills so that you can make your work "meaningful sound as a consequence" with the lyrics.Young-Jo LeePresident of the 2022 Busan Choral Composition Competition judging panel  -------------Dear Composers, ​Many congratulations to all of you on being a finalist in the 2022 Busan Choral Composition Competition.Thank you for the work you have all done. There were a great variety of works and they showed a good deal of imagination, colour and ingenuity. A few thoughts came to mind that you might all find helpful. Remember to make the shape and the gesture of the piece understandable to the conductor, the judge or the listener, so that it clearly reflects the narrative that the composer is aiming for. Also, perhaps consider practicality in terms of scoring, range, voicing and linear shape. All of these things help our pieces get performed, which is what all we composers want!Keep up the good work and all best wishes.Bob ChilcottComposer and Conductor, Oxford, UKPresident of the 2022 Busan Choral Festival & Competition judging panel-----​We have got 45 works of 45 applications from 22 countries this year. We highly appreciate their brilliant works which were impressive enough to touch the jury. However, as the Busan Composition Competition much prefers artistically higher quality songs, so the judgement focused on it.  All winners of the 1,2,3 places will receive their Diplomas and Trophies by post.  The Prize Money will be sent to their bank account within 2 weeks after finishing the BCFC.  Only the top prize winning work will be premiered at the 2022 BCFC in the week of October 19-22, 2022.  Congratulations!       
2022-07-20 3711
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2021 BCFC WINNERS
2021 BCFC WINNERS GRAND PRIZEJose R. Gullas Visayas Chorale (Philippines) / "Dindikan" Youth1. St. Joseph's Private School Chamber Choir (Malaysia​) / "Ikan Kekek"​​2. Seven Choir SMA Negeri 7 Malang (Indonesia) / "Hela Rotan"​​3. ​Yangsan City Youth Choir (South Korea) / "If You Don't Dream" With instrumental accompaniment​1. Telkom University Choir (Indonesia) / "Zigeunerleben"2. Administratio Choir (Indonesia) / "Run To You"​3. Filadelfia Youth Choir (Indonesia)​ / "Lift Up Your Voice!"​A cappella1. Telkom University Choir (Indonesia) / "Iuppiter"​2. ​Mapúa Cardinal Singers (Philippines) / "Leron, Leron Sinta"3. ​Administratio Choir (Indonesia) / "Gloria Patri"​ Special PrizeArtistic Director Prize: ​Baao Children and Youth Choir (Philippines) / "Jubilate Deo"Best Video Editing: Telkom University Choir (Indonesia) / "Zigeunerleben"High Potential Prize: ​Agados Singers (South Korea) / "Moon! You Bright Moon!"Kirin Chamber Choir (China) / "Gan Sheng Ling; Driving Mules"Lumentura Singers (South Korea) / "New Daegu Arirang"Nine's Voice SMA N 9 BINSUS Manado (Indonesia) / "Janger"​​
2021-10-27 3542
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2021 Composition Competition Winners
​The Jury (the final 10 submissions)Anton Armstrong (USA)Ki-Sun LEE (South Korea)Soon-Jung KIM (South Korea)Young-Jo Lee (South Korea) Yu-Chung John Ku (Taiwan)​Zoltá​n Pad (Hungary) 2021 Composition Competition Winners 1st Place: Ryle Nicole Custodio "Tagu-taguan" (Philippines)​​2nd Place: Jaehyeok Choi "Arirang" (South Korea)​3rd Place: Gerson de Sousa Batista "Changes!" (Portugal)​​ Brief assessment of a president of the Jury, Anton ArmstrongDear Composers,I want to congratulate you on being named a Finalist in the 2021 Busan Choral Composition Competition. As my colleagues and I reviewed the final submissions, many of the compositions seem to be dominated by harmonic progressions favoring texture and color over linear counterpoint among voices. Perhaps a few more passages giving prominence to contrapuntal techniques and conversations between voices would have added variety and balance. Ultimately, the final compositions were well appreciated for their intellectual craftsmanship and ingenuity.  Thank you for your creative work and please know the respect my colleagues and I had for each of your submissions. All best wishes for continued success in your future work,Dr. Anton Armstrong--USAPresident of the 2021 Busan Choral Composition Competition Panel​.    We have got 54 works of 54 applications from 28 countries this year. We highly appreciate their brilliant works which were impressive enough to touch the jury. However, as the Busan Composition Competition much prefers artistically higher quality songs, so the judgement focused on it.  All winners of the 1,2,3 places will receive their Diplomas and Trophies by post.  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 premiered on Youtube on OCT 23, 2021.  Congratulations!     
2021-07-20 5105
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Cancellation of 2020 Busan Choral Festival & Competition/Composition Competition
Dear BCFC Friends,  The Board of 2020 Busan Choral Festival & Competition/Composition Competition feels very sorry to announce that we have decided to cancel this year’s event due to COVID-19 pandemic, widely spreading in the world. This decision was very hard for us and disappointed us. But we concluded that it could not be avoided when considering the safety of participants and audience, also uncertain situation for all indoor events including choir’s rehearsals, after careful consideration based on Korea government's recommendation and WHO’s information.   The Busan Choral Composition Competition warmly thanks from the bottom of its heart the more than 40 composers from all over the world who wanted to participate in our composition competition this year, but reasons beyond the capabilities of all of us did not help us in its realization no matter how hard we try. The global liquid economic situations, the health crisis, the inability to prepare are some of the reasons that led us to this decision.  As for the all submitted works for 2020 Busan Choral Composition Competition, they could be competed for 2021 Competition if participants want.   Next year, we’ll have the Busan Choral Festival & Competition from October 20th to 23rd in 2021.   Sending all best wishes during this challenging time in the world.  Best wishes,Yong-Bok DO Chairperson of 2020 Busan Choral Festival & Competition/Composition Competition
2020-05-12 6044
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2019 BCFC WINNERS
2019 BCFC WINNERS GRAND PRIZEThe Archipelago Singers (Indonesia) YOUTH1. Angelus Domini Choir (Korea)2. Voice of the South Children's Choir (Philippines)3. Yemun Students Chous (Korea) CLASSICAL EQUAL & MIXED​1. The Archipelago Singers (Indonesia)​2. Dasmariñas Chamber Singers (Philippines)3. Agados Singers (Korea) POP & ACAPPELLA1. The Archipelago Singers (Indonesia)2. Holy Angel University Chorale (Philippines)3. Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta (Indonesia)​​  ETHNIC1. Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta (Indonesia)​​ ​ 2. Voice of the South Children's Choir (Philippines)​3. JOA Choir (Korea) CONDUCTOR AWARDEga Odeta Azarya / The Archipelago Singers (Indonesia)​​ BEST PRESENTATIONElan (Russia) YOUNG SINGERS INCENTIVE PRIZEPenang Chinese Girls Primary School Choir (Malaysia)Vinschool One (Vietnam) BEST MANNERVocaBlends (Singapore) ​  
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