Concours CMC-Québecor 2013 : interpretation

The Interpretation portion of the first edition of the Quebec music composition concours of CMC Québec presented by Québecor has choosen a winner.

Presso, for piano by Denis Dion was the set piece.

The choice of the set piece was the result of the Composition portion of the concours. I was the finalist with my pice Allez, viens!

The young pianist winners, for the artistic quality or their performance of Presso, are Gianpiero Teolis – 16 years old (first prize of 500$) and Emmanuel Eustache- 16 years old – (second prize of 250$). Gianpiero will have the opportunity to present Presso at the next congress of the Fédération des associations de musiciens éducateurs du Québec (FAMEQ) Fall 2013 in Sherbrooke.

For more details (in French)

1ère édition du Concours de musique québécoise du CMC Québec présenté par Québecor

Piano Pieces Chosen at the Concours de musiques québécoise CMC Québec

I am really proud to be part of the first edition of the Concours de musiques québécoises CMC Québec presented by Québecor.

My piano piece Allez, viens! is going to be published alongside the winning piece Presso composed by my colleague Denis Dion whom I congratulate.

This is the first association between Québecor and the Canadian Music Center in Quebec. I hope this is the begining of a long and fruitfull colaboration.

Press release (in French)

Special Jury Mention for “Duel”

It is with great pride I present to you this press release :

Composer Louis Babin receives Special Jury Mention
at 2010 IBLA Grand Prize international competition

Montreal –August 10, 2010 – Composer Louis Babin has earned a Special Mention for his piano composition Duel, as well as the second highest score awarded to composers at the 19th international IBLA Grand Prize competition. Organized by the New York IBLA Foundation, this annual competition recognizes excellence in the work of composers and performers around the world.

In its Special Mention the IBLA jury cited the originality of Duel, a work composed for piano by Louis Babin and debuted by young pianist Philippe Prud’Homme in December 2009. A recording of this work by Mr. Prud’Homme is anticipated for the spring of 2011. In describing his composition, Louis Babin said, “Duel speaks to Man’s interdependence with his fellow Man. It is our shared social environment that is celebrated here. No one can ignore the fact of the Other. We all need the Other in order to truly live and move beyond ourselves. In that sense, Duel is an ode to love.”

IBLA jury members selected from among 31 works submitted by composers representing North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. Louis Babin was the sole Canadian composer in the running.

Performers interested in performing Duel, or any other Louis Babin composition, are invited to contact the Quebec branch of the Canadian Music Centre.