2016 BCFC Schedule
OSLO CHAMBER CHOIR (Norway)
2016.10.18 (TUE) Sohyang Theator
MUSICA INTIMA (Canada)
2016.10.19 (WED) Sohyang Theator
THE METROPOLITAN CHORUS
OF TOKYO (Japan)
2016.10.20 (THU) Sohyang Theator
Having a special performance in various
famous venues in Busan
2016 Composition Competition Winners
Winners of the 3rd Busan Composition Competition 1st Place: Bjöern Griesheimer (Germany): "Miraclum maximum"2nd Place: Chan-Kyeong Seong (S. KOREA): "Nire"3rd Place: Alvaro Herran (Colombia): "Dawn Chorus" We have got 69 works of 63 applications from 28 countries this year;Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Thailand, USA, UK, Ukraine We highly appreciate their brilliant works which were impressive enough to touch the judge. However, as the Busan Composition Competition much prefers artistically higher quality songs, so the judgement focused on it. It is great that the ability of composers in the Busan Choral Festival & Composition has been improving year by year. A balance between voices which is essential for Choral Music, high organizational skills and brand new harmony are one of them. They all show a high standard even though the development of the story is somewhat incomplete as it is bounded by lyrics. However, considering that the BCFC is more a culture-exchange opportunity for choristers from all around the world than just a competition, it would be better if there was some more modern works based on their folklore as cultural art could be developed by fiery newness which come from the one of mine and others. All winners of the 1,2,3 places are invited to join the 2016 Busan Choral Festival & Competition and will receive their Diplomas during an Award Ceremony on Saturday, October 21, 2016. The Prize Money will be sent to their bank account within 2 weeks after finishing the BCFC. The first prize winner's work will be performed by The Metropolitan Chorus of Tokyo conducted by Ko Matsushita (subject to change) during their concert on OCT 20th, 2016. As a member of the 2016 BCFC, they will be entitled to participate in all the Festival activities including the Choral Competition, Choral Workshops and additional performances. If there is any winner who cannot join the Festival, the BCFC committee will mail the Diploma via First Class Mail to the address provided in the Application Form. Congratulations!
The 1st Poster Contest Results
First off, we highly appreciate all your time and interest for the 1st Poster Contest of BCFC. There were 48 works received from Dec 1st, 2015 through Feb 29th, 2016. However, we are very sorry to announce that there is NO WINNERS this time as we could not find the one which could replace the old one and fit the subject of "Chorus". We will be back as a more improved version of contest next year.We expect your continuing interests and participations. Thank you.
2016 Korea Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Prize
2016 BCFC Selected as a Recipient of 2016 Korea Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Prize. Therefore, The Grand Winner of 2016 BCFC will be also honored with the 2016 Korea Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Prize. Apply Now! Subscriptions are still open! Click Here! Choirs will get 20% discount if they pay all their fees by JUN 30, 2016. The final deadline to apply is JULY 31, 2016. We look forward to your partecipation to celebrate together friendship and choral music from all over the World!
(important) Notice of 2016 BCFC Date Change
Dear Choirs and Friends, Please note that we cannot help but change the 2016 BCFC Date to October 18(Tue) through 21(Fri), 2016 due to a huge event in Busan named 'Busan Fireworks Festival' which will be held on OCT 22(Sat), 2016. There will be massive crowd of people to visit Busan, so it will cause to both participants and orginizer a lot of trouble with a rise in hotel, coach and meal prices, etc. We are sorry for the confusion and wish to meet you one day earlier. Thank you for your understanding.
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