Bridges Composition Competition
Ravinia Steans Music Institute (RSMI) Presents the 4th Annual International Composition Competition with $7,500 in Prizes and Performance at Ravinia
About the Competition
Established in honor of RSMI's 30th Anniversary, the Bridges Composition Competition ventures to "bridge" the genres of two of RSMI's main programs—jazz and classical chamber music—through a call to young composers across the globe for new works written for string quartet and jazz trio.
Up to three winners are selected annually to receive the David Baker Prize, $2,500, the opportunity to workshop their compositions with RSMI's Jazz Directorate, and their piece premiered in Ravinia's Bennett Gordon Hall.
“In coming years, Bridges could serve to generate an ever-expanding repertoire of music for jazz trio and string quartet, a cause that both jazz and classical listeners can applaud.”
—Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune 2018 (Read more)
Watch the livestream from June 3, 2022
2022 Winning Composers
“Moment to Journey”
Kaiji 'Gary' Wang
“Lullabye and Dreams”
2020 Winning Composers
“Comment On War”
“The Promised Land”
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