Classical Evolve: Composer Competition
As part of Maestro Stilian Kirov’s vision to encourage the development of new musical voices, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra is excited to announce IPO Classical Evolve – our annual composition competition aimed at expanding the canon of classical music for current and future generations.
In an innovative and artistically fulfilling process, three finalists were chosen to have their original score workshopped and performed LIVE to IPO audiences on Thursday, September 22, 2022. The winning composer was named IPO “Composer-in-Residence” and will have the opportunity to compose three works to be performed during the 2023/24 Season.
Classical Evolve made possible by Jerri E. Greer
2022 Winner and 2023/24 Composer-in-Residence: Oswald Huynh
2021 Winner and 2022/23 Composer-in-Residence: Jonathan Cziner
2019 Winner and 2019/20 Composer-in-Residence: Martha Horst.
2018 Winner and 2018/19 Composer-in-Residence: Ben Ash.