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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!       
2022-07-20 875
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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 1837
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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!     
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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
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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) ​  
2019-10-19 10051
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2019 BCFC FINALISTS
2019 BCFC FINALISTS  YOUTHAngelus Domini Choir (Korea)  CLASSICAL EQUAL​ & MIXED​The Archipelago Singers (Indonesia)  POP & ACAPPELLAThe Archipelago Singers (Indonesia)​  ETHNICPaduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Atma Jaya 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. 10:00-10:30     Angelus Domini Choir (Korea)​2. 10:30-11:00     The Archipelago Singers (Indonesia)​3. 11:00-11:30     Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta (Indonesia)​​ Waiting Room:1. 10:00-19:00     Angelus Domini Choir (Korea)​ / 2F, Dressing Room 3(Group)2. 10:00-19:00     ​The Archipelago Singers (Indonesia)​ / 2F, Dressing Room 1(Group)3. 10:00-19:00     ​Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta (Indonesia)​​​                                          / 2F, Dressing Room 2(Group) 
2019-10-18 8297
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2019 Composition Competition Winners (Revised)
The Jury (the final 8 submissions)Mark Anthony Carpio (Philippines) Raul Talmar (Estonia)Tim Sharp (USA)Vytautas Miškinis (Lithuania)Young-Jo Lee (South Korea)  2019 Composition Competition Winners 1st Place: Mark Raeniel Agpasa (Philippines) "Jubilate Deo"2nd Place: Carlos Cordero (Venezuela​) "Tota Pulchra es, Maria" 3rd Place: Guilherme Hollanda-Azevedo (Brazil) "Ocean of Illusions" ​ Brief assessment of a president of the Jury, Young-Jo Lee ​2019 Finalists' compositions seem dominated by harm onic 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 composers’ creations were well appreciated for their contemplative qualities.​ Thank you for all the hard works both participants and juries.    We have got 60 works of 56 applications from 29 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 are invited to join the 2019 Busan Choral Festival & Competition and will receive their Diplomas during an Award Ceremony on Saturday, October 19, 2019.  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 OCT 19th, 2019.  As a member of the 2019 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!    
2019-07-18 9248
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2018 BCFC WINNERS
2018 BCFC WINNERS   GRAND PRIZESt. Paul's Co-educational College Treble Choir (Hong Kong)   YOUTH1. St. Paul's Co-educational College Treble Choir (Hong Kong)2. Gracias Boys & Girls Choir (Korea)3. TNHS SPA Music Chorale (Philippines)   CLASSICAL MIXED​1. Chamber Choir of the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music (Poland)2. Garkalne Mixed Choir "Pa Saulei" (Latvia)3. Saint Louis University Glee Club (Philippines)   POP & GOSPEL1. Floice (Indonesia)2. Levites Gospel Choir (Korea)3. Shepherds' Choir (Korea)   ETHNIC1. Garkalne Mixed Choir "Pa Saulei" (Latvia)2. Vocalista Paradisso UPN "Veteran" Yogyakarta (Indonesia)3. Chamber Choir of the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music (Poland)   ​​CLASSICAL EQUAL 1. St. Paul's Co-educational College Treble Choir (Hong Kong)2. Jugendchor Zürich (Switzerland)3. Beata Voce Choir (Indonesia)   CONDUCTOR AWARDOn Lai Anne Chu / St. Paul's Co-educational College Treble Choir (Hong Kong)   BEST PRESENTATIONZvonnitsa (Russia)   YOUNG SINGERS INCENTIVE PRIZEEvangel Songsters (Philippines)Saha-gu Children’s Choir (Korea)   BEST MANNERHaeundae-gu Juvenile Chorus (Korea)   SPECIAL PRIZEKorea Youth Choir ​ 
2018-10-23 9708
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2018 BCFC FINALISTS
2018 BCFC FINALISTS  YOUTHSt. Paul's Co-educational College Treble Choir (Hong Kong)  CLASSICAL MIXED​Chamber Choir of the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music (Poland)  POP & GOSPELFloice (Indonesia)  ETHNICGarkalne Mixed Choir "Pa Saulei" (Latvia)  ​​CLASSICAL EQUAL St. Paul's Co-educational College Treble Choir (Hong Kong)  For the Grand Prix Final, each winners should choose ONLY 1 piece from their winning category within 8 minutes. 
2018-10-19 9091
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Tickets for three concerts of 2018 BCFC
>>> Interpark OCT 17 Stile Antico/ http://sohyangtheater.co.kr/sohyangtheater/goods/GoodsInfo.asp?PlayNo=131095&EntGoodsCode=18012342OCT 18 Koro Illustrado/ http://sohyangtheater.co.kr/sohyangtheater/goods/GoodsInfo.asp?PlayNo=131096&EntGoodsCode=18012343OCT 19 Youth Gala/ http://sohyangtheater.co.kr/sohyangtheater/goods/GoodsInfo.asp?PlayNo=131097&EntGoodsCode=18012341>>> Office phone: 070-4172-0682 Sara Lee    
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