Last Tuesday 1 March, pianist and composer Maurick Reuser won two first prizes in the international composition competition The Time of the Guitar. The competition, in full name III International Competition among composers “THE TIME OF THE GUITAR“, took place online last month and was organized by the Moscow International Association of Guitar Art, a leading organization in international guitar music. The jury consisted of composers and guitarists from Italy, Canada, Finland and Russia.
Maurick receives the prizes for the guitar solo work From Clouds and First Winds, a duo for clarinet and guitar. His source of inspiration is the coming together of eastern and western cultures and how these can relate to each other. The exploration of balance, harmony, dynamics and space takes a central role. His favourite expression is fusoku-furi, which means ‘’not connected and not separated’’.
Hoshi no kage ni has been awarded the third prize at the II International Competition among composers “THE TIME OF THE GUITAR” 2021! The prize entails that the work will be published by Bergmann Edition, a German publisher of guitar music. Publication will be soon!
Memory Lane (2021) has been awarded the third prize at the Prinses Christina Composing Competition! The prize entails tickets to November Music 2021 and the Trio Chimaera Prize. The latter means that I can write a piece for Trio Chimaera, which they will perform, under guidance of Dutch composer Anne-Maartje Lemereis.