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Competitions / COMPOSITION 2012 / Presentation
In December 2012, an international jury has chosen the winning work of the International Composition Competition 2012 from the 141 scores that were entered.

2012 Queen Elisabeth International Grand Prize for Composition

French composer Michel Petrossian has won the Queen Elisabeth International Grand Prize for Composition 2012 with his concerto for piano and orchestra In the Wake of Ea. His prize of 10.000 eur is presented by the SABAM.

The laureate work will be performed at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts (Palais des Beaux-Arts) by the 12 finalists in the piano competition during the week of 27 May to 1 June 2013. They will be accompanied by the National Orchestra of Belgium, conducted by Marin Alsop. The 12 performances will be broadcast live on radio, television and internet and the work has been released on CD.

27/05/2013 : world premiere of the work with the National Orchestra of Belgium under the baton of Marin Alsop


Hooshyar Khayam [Iran - Great-Britain] : Before the Dream is Over
Yiğit Kolat [Turkey] : Concerto for piano and Orchestra
Arthur Lavandier [France] : Concerto pour piano et orchestre
Herrmann Torsten [Germany] : Konzert für Klavier und Orchester
Nils Van der Plancken [Belgium] : Garden of Sorrows

They each receive a prize of 1.500 eur, presented by the National Lottery.
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