April 2021 Columbia Concert Final Selections Announcement

Thank you to all the composers from around the world who shared their music with us! It was a pleasure listening to your music, and we hope you join us in congratulating the composers selected for performance in New York City. We had so many high-quality submissions that we have runners-up who our pianist has selected to perform at future NYCCMS concerts elsewhere in the city! Please stay in touch, so that you won’t miss the date of Baron’s performance in April.


Winners – selected for performance Columbia:

Andrew Faulkenberry — Thorns

Joo Park — Anoroc Cycle

Nathan Scalise — Aqueous Layers

Yasuhiro Takenaka — Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan

Luzia von Wyl — Spark

Helen Walker — Without Words

Manjing Zhang — The Whisper of Stone Drums

David John Roche — Prayers of Method

Special mentions – to be programmed by Baron in the future:

Patrick Andrew Thompson—Liquid Crystal

JunYi Chow—Deep in the City

Andrew James Clark—The Rhythmic Suite No. 1

November Update and a Big Thank You!

We have exceeded all expectations for our inaugural concert with pianist Baron Fenwick! We have received many more submissions than we expected, and are humbled by the interest our growing community is expressing. We will be curating the submissions along with Baron starting in January, and can’t wait to dig further into all the interesting music you’ve sent us. 

Thank you very much!

Hello from NYCCMS

NYCCMS would like to say hello to everyone finding us for the first time! Our first event, at Columbia University’s Music at St. Paul’s concert series, will feature brand-new compositions for piano by NYCCMS composers. Virtuoso pianist Baron Fenwick will curate and perform a solo recital of the selected works. Click on “Apply” to submit your work or get in touch with us if you’re a performer!