The actual 2020-2021 awards ceremony and concert is planned for Monday, March 22, 2021 @ 7pm EST and will be broadcasted live at www.hamlischawards.tv. An impressive line-up of Celebrity Presenters will be announced in the week of March 8, 2021

NEW YORK, NY, February 24, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — The enduring legacy of one of America’s most decorated composers has been the basis for launching the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards, aimed at recognizing and enabling the next generation of music composition talent.

Following its tremendous success in 2019, the 2020-2021 Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards expanded the competition categories to enable musicians to apply in the following musical genres: Composition for Musical Theatre, Film/Media Scoring, Classical Composition and Jazz Composition. Composers worldwide will be eligible to compete in categories for Youth (under 18) and Emerging Composers (pre-professional composers aged 18+) for sponsored in-kind and cash prize packages.

Composers from around the world were eligible and encouraged to compete, by registering online. “We are so grateful and humbled by the immense, diverse and extremely successful participation of composers in all music genres worldwide” said Betsy Walters and Peter H. Gistelinck, Co-Founding Board members of the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards. “We are thrilled that especially in these challenging times we are able to make a difference in memory of the legendary Marvin Hamlisch”.

Today, the nominees for the 2020-2021 Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards were announced in the following categories:

FILM/MEDIA SCORING (EMERGING DIVISION)
Matthieu Lechowski, France
Ádám Lipták, Austria
Alvaro Camara Lopez, Spain
Théo Schmitt, United States
Seth Stone, United States

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION (EMERGING DIVISION)
Lise Borel, France
Daniel Grotino, France
Alla Lowery, United States
Maksim Markov and Igor Sviridov, Russian Federation
Felipe Portinho, Brasil

JAZZ COMPOSITION (EMERGING DIVISION)
Tomer George Cohen, Israel
Claire Cope, United Kingdom
Edgar Ibarra, Mexico
Patrick Lui, Hong Kong
Luca Poletti, Italy

MUSICAL THEATRE COMPOSITION (EMERGING DIVISION)
Josh Ben-Ami and James Salem, United States
Austin Gatus, United States
Charlie Romano and Will Wegner, United States
Caitlin Thomas, United States
Joshua Vranas, Brooklyn, United States

FILM/MEDIA SCORING (YOUTH DIVISION)
Thomas Boulousis, Greece
Matthew Caren, United States
Isabella Dussias, United States
Ethan Lieber, United Kingdom
Sydney Wang, United States

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION (YOUTH DIVISION)
Matthew Caren, United States
Isabelle Kramar, United States
Luca Pasquini, United States
Nathan Rihani, United States
Noah Tan, United States

JAZZ COMPOSITION (YOUTH DIVISION)
Will Everitt, United Kingdom

MUSICAL THEATRE COMPOSITION (YOUTH DIVISION)
Isabella Dussias, United States
Danielle Wu, United States

The actual 2020-2021 awards ceremony is planned for Monday, March 22, 2021 @ 7pm EST and will be broadcasted live on YouTube at www.hamlischawards.tv.

The International Distinguished Members of the Jury who will select the winners in each category are David Berkman, Daniel Capelletti, Dan Carlin, Richard Danielpour, Todd Ellison, Raul Esparza, Maria Friedman, John Frizzell, Bill Gaden, Sheldon Harnick (Honorary), Antonio Hart, Sean jones, John Koutselinis, Steven Lankenau, Dr. Patricio Molina, Starr Parodi, Dr. Ronald Sadoff, Paul Shaffer, John Simpkins and Julius Tolentino.

An impressive line-up of Celebrity Presenters will be announced in the week of March 8, 2021.

The Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards has as its mission to champion the musical talent of youth and emerging composers from around the world. The awards have been created to honor the late Marvin Hamlisch, paying tribute to his remarkable legacy as both an artist of incomparable accomplishment, as well as an advocate for emerging talent. Mr. Hamlisch was one of only two people (along with fellow American composer Richard Rodgers) to have won an Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Oscar and Tony Award, in addition to the Pulitzer Prize, for his ground-breaking musical, “A Chorus Line.”

The Marvin Hamlisch international Music Awards is grateful for the support of its founding partners: Queens College, Concord, Caroline’s Cakes, the Aegon/Transamerica Foundation, ASCAP, Hal Leonard, Orange Tree Samples, MOTU, Embertone and Score a Score. Their generous contributions help expand the impact of the Marvin Hamlisch Scholarship fund at Queens College for many years to come.

More info about the nominees, contest and Awards Ceremony;
www.hamlischawards.org

More info about Marvin Hamlisch;
www.marvinhamlisch.com

The Marvin Hamlisch international Music Awards is a New York State registered charitable not-for-profit corporation, governed by a 11-member Board of Trustees with a 26-member Honorary Board of Trustees, comprised of members who were all close personal friends and colleagues of Mr. Hamlisch. The mission of the organization is to foster and champion a new generation of composers through an international music competition with the vision of recognizing talent and building a community of young composers worldwide.


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