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2019-2020 Composition Competition Results from The Chelsea Symphony

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The Chelsea Symphony has always championed contemporary music in our fourteen season history. Six years ago, we launched a composition competition for early-career composers and have selected and performed these works in the spring of each season in support of today's voices.

This year we are thrilled to announce our winning entry and two finalists:

Winning entry:

Windmap, Sam Wu


Escaping Continuum, Bobby Ge

She Was There, Too, Alexis Lamb

Finalists are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

Click here to view a special message from Gerard Schwarz (Palm Beach Symphony, Frost School of Music, All-Star Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival, Seattle Symphony), who has generously served as our guest judge since the competition's inaugural year.

The May concert on which the winning entry would have been performed has been cancelled in accordance with New York's PAUSE and in support of the safety of all, however, we are committed to presenting all of the featured artists on a future date, to be determined.

In the meantime, we hope you join us in congratulating and learning more about Sam Wu and our two finalists, Bobby Ge and Alexis Lamb, as we all stay safe.


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