New York Dance & Arts Innovations

New York Dance & Arts Innovations Inc. (NYDAI) is a not-for-profit organization established with the aim of multi-national creative support and promotion of the performing, visual and literary arts.


New York, September 20, 2021

The jury of the 4th International “New Vision” Composition Competition in memory of Krzysztof Pendereki Awarded the Grand Prix $400 to Alien Forests. The composition was chosen by Argus String Quartet after the jury’s preselection and will be performed on November 19, 2021 at the Polish Consulate in New York City as part of the Finale of  our XIII International Chopin & Friends Festival.

The students of Krzysztof Penderecki, composers: Zaid Jabri (Poland/Syria), Łukasz Pieprzyk (Poland) and Artistic Director of the Chopin and Friends Festival Jakub Polaczyk (Poland/USA) awarded the following composers and compositions out of over 100 submissions:

1st Prize: “Alien Forests”

2nd Prize: “Cathedral of Light”

3rd Prize: “SN1054”

Honorable mentions: “Bloom”, “2020: Danse Macabre”, “With Leaves”.

Runners-up: “A Wind Badly Wants to Move the Earth”, “Chasing After Wind”.

After revealing the composer’s pseudonyms the list follows:

1st Prize: Sam Wu (Australia/USA)

2nd Prize: Juhi Bansal (India/Hong Kong/USA)

3rd Prize: Seo Yoon Kim (Republic of Korea)

Honorable mentions: Jeremy Wei Rosenstock (USA), Michael M. Lee (USA), Benjamin Rieke (USA).

Runners-up: Gunter Gaupp (USA), Daniel Knaggs (USA)



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