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Call for Scores Winner's Recital

Saturday, November 11, 7:30pm

DiMenna Center for the Performing Arts

New York, NY

We announced our Call for Scores in November 2016 and were surprised and delighted to receive over 190 entries from composers around the world. We carefully reviewed every submission and chose three winning works to perform and record this November in New York City.

Meet Our Winning Composers
Kai-Young Chan
Composition: Jo-Ha-Kyu
Grand Prize Winner

Kai-Young Chan assimilates various Asian cultural traditions into his music, and he is particularly drawn to the musicality of Chinese literature expressed through the tonal Cantonese language. His music is performed across the continents by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, PRISM Quartet, Daedalus Quartet, Mivos Quartet, and International Ensemble Modern Academy, among other prominent performers. His selected works are released on Ablaze Records, PARMA Recordings, and Innova Recordings, and scores published by Edition Peters (London) and Central Conservatory of Music Press (Beijing).


Chan’s music is presented on such international stages as ISCM World Music Days, International Rostrum of Composers, International Forum of New Music Manuel Enriquez, Valencia International Performance Academy and Festival, soundSCAPE, Internationalen Ferienkurse Darmstadt and Vocal Espoo. He is also part of the first artist delegation of the American Composers Forum to the Havana Festival for Contemporary Music in Cuba, a historic tour documented by the National Public Radio. After earning his Ph.D. in Music Composition with the Benjamin Franklin Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, where studied with Jay Reise, James Primosch, and Anna Weesner, he joined the music faculty of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Sung-Hyun Yun
Composition: Recurrence

Sung-Hyun Yun spent most of his childhood in his birthplace of Busan, South Korea.  Yun played the piano from an early age and studied music composition throughout his youth - upon graduating from high school, he moved abroad to the United States where he attended and graduated from The San Fransisco Conservatory of Music (B.M.), Yale School of Music (M.M.), and the Eastman School of Music (Ph.D). He is currently a professor of composition at the Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.  Yun has won countless prizes both domestically and internationally, and his compositions have been both performed and critically acclaimed in the United States, Germany, and Japan.

This project is part of our mission to foster the creation of new music for flute quartet and advocate for the expansion of the flute quartet repertoire. We hope to establish a mutually beneficial partnership between composers and flutists in exploration of new artistic directions for the flute quartet.


  • All three winning compositions will be performed at a public concert in the fall of 2017

  • All three compositions will be professionally studio recorded and released on our YouTube Channel, in addition to live recording of the Fall 2017 performance

  • One grand prize-winning work selected from these three will be featured throughout our 2017-2018 season (at least three performances across the US)

Karina Baras
Composition: The Juvenille Sea

Karina Baras was born in 1971. She graduated from the The Mikhail Glinka State Conservatoire of Nizhny Novgorod in 1997. Baras is a Laureate of International and All-USSR competitions. In 1999, Baras won a prize in the International Competition for the best organ composition (Germany, Saarlouis). She has taken part in many modern music festivals. The genre of her art varies in extraordinarily wide range: one can find both instrumental and vocal miniatures, symphonic poems, choral music, and music for
children. Karina Baras currently lives and works in Russia in Nizhny Novgorod.
More detailed information is available at

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