fRANZ lISZT iNTERNATIONAL pIANO fESTIVAL AND cOMPETITION

(2021 Virtual Edition)

Call For Ohio Composer Competition

Submission Deadline: February. 18th, 2021

The prize for the Composer: $ 1000

Direct email submissions or questions to alsohio2017@gmail.com

Repertoire

• Instrumentation: solo piano

• Length of submissions should not exceed 10 minutes

• Preexisting works are encouraged and acceptable

 

Entry Guidelines:

• Open to composers who are from Ohio, working in Ohio, residents of Ohio, or students in Ohio

• No age restriction

• No Application Fee

• All decisions by the adjudicators are final

• The work of the selected composer(s) will be used by competitors during the virtual round of the Franz Liszt International Festival       and Piano Competition

• The number of pieces/composers selected is at the discretion of the adjudicators

• Incomplete submissions will be disqualified

 

Call for Scores Submissions Information:

 

• Open to composers who are from Ohio, working in Ohio, residents of Ohio, or students in Ohio

• One submission per composer

• Recordings of submitted scores are encouraged (midi realizations are acceptable)

• Email subject: Liszt Call for Scores

• Email submission should include a PDF of the score and an optional link to stream audio/video

• The email body should include:

 (1) Full name; 

 (2) Email address;

 (3) Composition title;

 (4) Composition duration;

 (5) confirmation of composer's connection to Ohio 

• Please do not request confirmation of email receipt

 

We would like to congratulate all our finalists for their great achievements in Call For Ohio Composer Competition

Winner: Dolores White

Honorable Mention: Tyler Kline

Honorable Mention: Jack Ballard

 

 

 

Daniel Paul Horn  

Chair of the Jury for the Ohio Call Competition 

 

An active and versatile pianist, Daniel Paul Horn is Professor of Piano and Chair of Keyboard Studies at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, where he was honored with a 2009 Senior Academic Achievement Award for sustained excellence in scholarship. As a solo recitalist, he has appeared at colleges and universities throughout North America, at the American Liszt Society Festival, and in live broadcasts over WFMT-FM, on its Pianoforte Foundation Fazioli Salon Series and 2010 Beethoven Piano Sonata series. As a concerto soloist, he has performed with various Midwestern orchestras, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra; in 2015, he made his European orchestral debut with the Sarajevo Philharmonic, performing Lumen by Wheaton alumnus Jacob Bancks. An avid chamber musician, he regularly collaborates with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. With the MasterWorks Ensemble, he has played in Bermuda and at the 2010 Beijing Modern Music Festival; in addition, he has performed with the Ying String Quartet, the Rembrandt Chamber Players, cellist Stephen Balderston, pianist Alexander Djordjevic, and Guarneri Quartet violinist John Dalley.

 

He also works with noted singers. Working with living composers, he has premiered music by George Arasimowicz, Jacob Bancks, Delvyn Case, David M. Gordon, Neal Harnly, Patrick Kavanaugh, Daniel Kellogg, and Max Raimi.

 

As an early keyboardist, he was harpsichordist in performances of Handel’s Messiah under the baton of John Nelson, and has twice performed on the Historical Piano Concert series at the Frederick Collection in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. In 1997, he recorded the critically praised disc for Titanic Records on an 1829 Graf fortepiano, and in 2010 released Sehnsucht: Music of Robert Schumann; he also recorded for the Centaur label with CSO cellist Donald Moline, and for the Canadian Music Centre with soprano Carolyn Hart.

 

A Detroit native, Horn studied at Peabody with Walter Hautzig, and at Juilliard, where he studied with Martin Canin and Felix Galimir, and earned his doctorate. He has also coached with Jerome Lowenthal, Ann Schein, Joseph Bloch, Roy Howat, and Menahem Pressler, for whom he twice served as a guest assistant at Indiana University. In addition to his duties at Wheaton, he has been a faculty artist at the Sewanee, Adamant, Blue Mountain, and MasterWorks summer festivals.

Paul Barnes

 

Praised by the New York Times for his “Lisztian thunder and deft fluidity,” and the San Francisco Chronicle as “ferociously virtuosic,” pianist Paul Barnes has electrified audiences with his intensely expressive playing and cutting-edge programming. He has been featured four times on APM’s Performance Today and on the cover of Clavier Magazine and his recordings are broadcast worldwide. He has performed in England, China, Korea, Taiwan, Austria, Russia, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Hungary, and in all major cities throughout the US.

 

Deeply inspired by the aesthetic challenge of minimalism, Barnes commissioned and gave the world premier performance of Philip Glass’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (After Lewis and Clark). The Omaha World Herald praised Barnes playing for his “driving intensity and exhilaration.” Nebraska Educational Telecommunications' production "The Lewis and Clark Concerto," a documentary/performance of the concerto featuring Barnes, won an Emmy for Best Performance Production.

 

Additional performances included collaborations with conductor Marin Alsop at the prestigious Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and also the Northwest Chamber Orchestra where the Seattle Times called Barnes' performance "an impressive feat." The world-premier recording with the NWCO was released by Orange Mountain Music. Gramophone Magazine remarked that this recording is "certainly one of the most enjoyable recent releases of Glass's music...Paul Barnes is a shining soloist."

 

Orange Mountain Music also released Barnes' recording of his transcriptions from the operas of Philip Glass, including both theTrilogy Sonata and the Orphée Suite for Piano. Gramophone Magazine observed that “Barnes offers a surprisingly expressive reading…. Atmosphere and rhythmic vitality are important, and these qualities Barnes has in abundance.” The American Record said "Barnes is an expressive pianist with a lovely tone and a flair for the dramatic." New York critic Joseph Dalton described Barnes' playing of the Glass transcriptions as "atmospheric and elegant," while San Francisco critic Michael McDonagh hailed Barnes' performance as "remarkably effective, highly expressive.” The Trilogy Sonata and the Orphée Suite for Piano are published by Chester Music of London and are available at sheetmusicplus.com.Barnes’ eleventh CD, "The American Virtuoso," featuring the music of Philip Glass, Samuel Barber, and Joan Tower was released on Orange Mountain Music to much critical acclaim. The American Record Guide wrote, "Another fine release from the amazing pianist Paul Barnes...with a pianist like this, new American music is in good hands."

 

Barnes also serves as head chanter at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Lincoln where his fascination with Byzantine chant led to a commissioned piano concerto "Ancient Keys" written by Victoria Bond based on a Greek chant. The world-premier recording of this concerto as well as Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue was released on Albany Records.

 

With performances throughout Europe, the Near East, the Far East, and the U.S., Barnes' unique lecture/recitals have received international acclaim. Liszt and the Cross: Music as Sacrament in the B Minor Sonata explores the fascinating relationship between music, theology, and the Orthodox icon. Barnes' live recording of this lecture recital was recently released on the Liszt Digital label. The British Society Newsletter reviewed the recording and wrote that Barnes was “a fine pianist and gives us a performance of resounding conviction.” Clavier Magazine wrote "It is a majestic, reverential performance that elevates listeners to the sacred experience Barnes so eloquently describes in the lecture.

 

Barnes is Marguerite Scribante Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music. He teaches during the summer at the Vienna International Piano Academy and in Italy at the Amalfi Coast Music Festival.  In great demand as a pedagogue and clinician, Barnes has served as convention artist at several state MTNA conventions and was recently named ‘Teacher of the Year” by the Nebraska Music Teachers Association.

Barnes’ twelfth CD New Generations: The New Etudes of Philip Glass and Music of the Next Generation has received rave reviews.  Gramophone Magazine wrote, “Pianists of Barnes’s great technique and musicality are a boon to new music.” American Record Guide commented,  “This disc provides further proof of Barnes’s ability to communicate new music with flair and passion.”   Produced by Orange Mountain Music, the recording features a selection of Glass’s etudes juxtaposed with works by N. Lincoln Hanks, Lucas Floyd, Jason Bahr, Zack Stanton, Ivan Moody, and Jonah Gallagher.   The sonic result is a breathtaking panorama of the energetic and expressive landscape that is twenty-first century piano music.   Barnes has performed the recital version of New Generations in Vienna, Seoul, Rome, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago, Interlochen, and most recently at the 2017 Music Teachers National Association Convention in Glass’s hometown of Baltimore.

Barnes has also commissioned Philip Glass to write his first piano quintet to be premiered with the Chiara Quartet on April 17, 2018 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln.  The New York premiere will take place on May 12, 2018 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Entitled Piano Quintet No.1 “Annunciation” the quintet will be based on Greek Orthodox hymns for the Annunciation of the Theotokos.  Barnes’ recordings are available on Pandora, ITunes, Apple Music, YouTube, and Amazon.