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Composition student wins two awards at international competition

(15 August 2017)

Tristan Latchford has been awarded the prize for the Best Composition based on the Music of Antonín Dvořák at the International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition.

He also came away with Second Prize overall in the Junior Category (for composers aged 18-23).

The competition took place 23-31 July at Prague Conservatory, where Antonín Dvořák worked as a composition professor and then director. Tristan was one of 24 composers selected to take part in the final round of judging from among the entries of musicians from over 90 countries.

During the five days of the final, entrants were asked to write one free composition and one variation, passacaglia, fugue or canon.

Tristan, who begins the third year of his Music degree in October, was also interviewed for a report on the competition that aired on Czech national television (from 13’50’’).