Oscar Bianchi wins Gaudeamus Prize 2005Italian-born composer, Oscar Bianchi has won this year's €4550 Gaudeamus Prize , for his composition Primordia Rerum.
Bianchi is currently a doctorial student at Columbia University, New York. The prize money is intended as a commission for a new work to be performed at the 2006 edition of the International Gaudeamus Music Week.
There were two Honorable Mentions: Andrea Agostini (Italy, 1975) received an honorable mention for Funus for tape, played on September 4; Dai Fujikura (Japan, 1977) received an honorable mention for Fifth Station, performed by the Asko Ensemble on September 5, conducted by Ilan Volkov. Both are invited to propose a new or recent work for performance during the following Gaudeamus Music Week.
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