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News - Lang Contest winner announced

Friday, March 02, 2012
Peter Poston of Melbourne, Australia

winner of the David Lang Piano Competition

@ le poisson rouge (NYC) - May 6, 2012, 5pm









this was written by hand cd cover



Celebrating the release of this was written by hand, a new disc of piano music by David Lang recorded by Andrew Zolinsky, 44 musicians from around the world uploaded videos to YouTube of their version of wed by David Lang to vie for the competition prize: THIS CONCERT!




Judges included Jeremy Denk, Andrew Zolinsky, Lisa Moore, and Vicky Chow.


The three runners-up are Catarina Domenici of Porto Alegre, Brazil; Katherine Dowling of Regina, Saskatchewan; and Denise Fillion of Queens, New York.





Click here to view Peter's winning entry


Born in Houston, Texas, Poston received a bachelor's in composition at the University of Houston and studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. He lived in Barcelona for one year and now lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and next door neighbor -- a friendly opossum -- who comes over every night for dinner.









The concert at LPR includes Andrew Zolinsky performing selections from the CD, a new 4-hand piano work premiered by Zolinsky and prize-winner Peter Poston, a new 6-hand piano piece for the 3 runners-up, and performances by guitar legend Derek Johnson and other special guests.





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