The Austin Symphony announced the winners of its Sarah & Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Competition.
Some 31 young composers — age 18 and younger — entered this year, the competition’s sixth. A total of 12 won in the multi-tiered competition.
Each of the winning compositions will be played by the Austin Symphony Orchestra June 18 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.Matthew Thomas (Coppell), Andromeda, First Prize – $3,000Alan Mackwell (Houston), A Belgian and his Friend, Second Prize – $2,500Austin Ali (Dallas), Larger Than Life, Third Prize – $2,000Maximilien Hein (Cedar Park), The Sorcerer’s Garden, Fourth Prize – $1500Sophie Mathieu (Austin), The Odyssey, Fifth Prize – $1000Zachary Berry (Kennedale), Ode to Peace, $500Collin Cartwright (College Station), A Joyous Time, $500Isabel Goodwin (Coppell), Internal Armageddon, $500Quentin Johnston (San Antonio), Prime Movement, $500Dara Li (Plano) , Shangri-La, $500Daniel Miller (The Woodlands), Going Home, $500Aaron Samadzada (Richardson), The Damsel in Distress, $500
More about the concert here: http://www.austinsymphony.org/events/6th-annual-austin-symphony-sarah-and-ernest-butler-texas-young-composers-concert/