on 03.06.2012, Sunday ( published on 03.06.2012)
Prestigious Award for Peter Kerkelov
International Rostrum of Composers 2012, Stockholm
In the 59th International Rostrum of Composers (International Composers’ Tribune), held in Stockholm from May 22 to 25, 2012, the work of the young Bulgarian composer Peter Kerkelov has won in the “composers under the age of 30 category”.
Fifty works were nominated this year, among which two were traditionally honored as “Selected works of 2012.” In the “general category” rankings won the work Tierra viva by Argentine composer Pedro Ochoa, and in the “young composers’ category” – Attempt at Screaming by Peter Kerkelov.
The composition Attempt at Screaming by Peter Kerkelov was nominated for this year’s International Composers’ Tribune from a special commission of the Bulgarian National Radio with representatives from the “Music production and ensembles of BNR” Office and the Hristo Botev Radio. Producer of the recording is Lily Nikolova.
The work was performed for the first time by the Ensemble Musica Nova conducted by Dragomir Yosifov in “Philip Kutev” Hall of UBC on June 24, 2011. It was during the Contemporary Music Evenings organized by UBC. The recording for Bulgarian National Radio is made by the same artists.
The Award of Peter Kerkelov in May 2012 is the highest recognition for Bulgaria in the recent years after Dimitar Tapkov, P. Kerkelov’s composition teacher, who won this competition with Cantata for peace in 1976.
International Composers’ Tribune is one of the most prestigious new music forums around the world, which underline the success of the young composer Peter Kerkelov as particularly important for the Bulgarian contemporary music culture.