New York City, NY, March 26, 2021 /24 -7 PressRelease/— The enduring tradition of among America’s the majority of embellished composers has actually been the basis for launching the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards, focused on acknowledging and making it possible for the next generation of music structure skill. It was soon after graduating from Queens College– a founding partner of the awards– in 1967, that Hamlisch produced his very first of more than 40 motion picture musical scores.
Following its tremendous success in 2019, the 2020-2021 Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards expanded the competitors categories to make it possible for musicians to use in the following musical categories: Composition for Musical Theatre, Film/Media Scoring, Classical Composition and Jazz Structure. Composers worldwide will be qualified to contend in categories for Youth (under 18) and Emerging Authors (pre-professional composers aged 18 ) for sponsored in-kind and prize money plans.
“We are so grateful and humbled by the immense, varied and very successful involvement of authors in all music genres worldwide,” stated Betsy Walters and Peter H. Gistelinck, Co-Founding Board members of the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards.
” I speak for everyone at Queens College when we state we are so happy that Marvin Hamlisch is an alumnus of Queens College,” stated Queens College President Frank H. Wu. “Almost 9 years after his passing, Hamlisch continues to affect the lives of numerous through his work. We are honored to partner with the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards for this incredible occasion. Although this year’s event looked much various as it was presented practically, it was for sure an interesting evening filled with memorable looks and fantastic music.”
A part of profits from occasion sponsorships supports the Marvin Hamlisch Scholarship Endowment at Queens College. Established in 1984, it is a benefit- and financial need-based scholarship granted to a graduate music student.
The star presenters for the 2020-2021 Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards announced the nominees along with the ultimate winner in each of the following categories during a live-streamed occasion previously today:
FILM/MEDIA SCORING (EMERGING DIVISION) Presented by BARBRA STREISAND
Candidates: Matthieu Lechowski, France (WINNER); Ádám Lipták, Austria; Alvaro Camara Lopez, Spain; Théo Schmitt, United States; Seth Stone, United States
CLASSICAL COMPOSITION (EMERGING DIVISION) Presented by SIR HOWARD STRINGER
Nominees: Lise Borel, France; Daniel Grotino, France (WINNER); Alla Lowery, United States; Maksim Markov and Igor Sviridov, Russian Federation; Felipe Portinho, Brasil
JAZZ STRUCTURE (EMERGING DIVISION) Presented by QUINCY JONES
Candidates: Tomer George Cohen, Israel; Claire Cope, United Kingdom; Edgar Ibarra, Mexico; Patrick Lui, Hong Kong (WINNER); Luca Poletti, Italy
MUSICAL THEATRE STRUCTURE (EMERGING DIVISION) Provided by IDINA MENZEL
Nominees: Josh Ben-Ami and James Salem, United States; Austin Gatus, United States (WINNER); Charlie Romano and Will Wegner, United States; Caitlin Thomas, United States; Joshua Vranas, Brooklyn, United States
FILM/MEDIA SCORING (YOUTH DIVISION) Presented by MELISSA MANCHESTER
Nominees: Thomas Boulousis, Greece; Matthew Caren, United States (WINNER); Isabella Dussias, United States; Ethan Lieber, UK; Sydney Wang, United States
CLASSICAL COMPOSITION (YOUTH DEPARTMENT) Presented by MARIA FRIEDMAN
Candidates: Matthew Caren, United States; Isabelle Kramar, United States; Luca Pasquini, United States (WINNER); Nathan Rihani, United States; Noah Tan, United States
JAZZ COMPOSITION (YOUTH DIVISION) Provided by JOHNNY MATHIS
Nominee: Will Everitt, UK (WINNER)
MUSICAL THEATRE COMPOSITION (YOUTH DEPARTMENT) Presented by LUCIE ARNAZ
Nominees: Isabella Dussias, United States (WINNER); Danielle Wu, United States
ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN MOVIE COMPOSERS REWARD Provided by STARR PARODI
Phoebe Greenland, England (WINNER)
The real 2020-2021 MHIMA Event can still be viewed at www.hamlischawards.tv
The International Distinguished Members of the Jury who selected the ultimate winners in each category were David Berkman, Daniel Capelletti, Dan Carlin, Richard Danielpour, Todd Ellison, Raul Esparza, Maria Friedman, John Frizzell, Expense Gaden, Sheldon Harnick (Honorary), Antonio Hart, Sean jones, John Koutselinis, Steven Lankenau, Dr. Patricio Molina, Starr Parodi, Dr. Ronald Sadoff, Paul Shaffer, John Simpkins and Julius Tolentino.
The Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards has as its mission to promote the musical skill of youth and emerging composers from around the world.
The Marvin Hamlisch international Music Awards is grateful for the support of its establishing partners: Queens College, Concord, Caroline’s Cakes, the Aegon/ Transamerica Foundation, ASCAP, Hal Leonard, Orange Tree Samples, MOTU, Embertone and Score a Rating. Their generous contributions assist broaden the effect of the Marvin Hamlisch Scholarship fund at Queens College for several years to come.
For more information about the contest and Awards Event, go to www.hamlischawards.org
For more information about Marvin Hamlisch, check out www.marvinhamlisch.com
Enjoy the Awards Ceremony live at www.hamlischawards.tv
The Marvin Hamlisch worldwide Music Awards is a New York State registered charitable not-for-profit corporation, governed by a 15- member Board of Trustees with a 26- member Honorary Board of Trustees, comprised of members who were all close individual friends and associates of Mr. Hamlisch. The objective of the organization is to promote and champion a brand-new generation of composers through an international music competitors with the vision of acknowledging talent and constructing a neighborhood of young authors worldwide.
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