​​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 Lee

I 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 Lee

President 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 Chilcott

Composer and Conductor, Oxford, UK

President 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.