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7th Annual Mivos/Kanter Prize Concert

Monday, March 26, 2018
at 7:00 PM

Metropolis Ensemble
1 Rivington Street Floor 2, New York, NY
New York, NY 10002


Event Information

The Mivos Quartet presents the 7th annual Mivos/Kanter Prize Concert, featuring 2017 prizewinner Jon Yu for his composition “o reche modo”

6:30 (doors) / 7:00pm (event)
1 Rivington St / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
Enter code: MKQ7 for discounted ticket(s)!
Hosted by Metropolis Ensemble

Carl Kanter, string quartet TBD
Conrad Winslow, Outline
Patrick Higgins, String Quartet No. 3
Jon Yu, o reche modo (2017 Kanter Prize Winner)

The Mivos/Kanter String Quartet Composition Prize was established in 2011 to support the work of emerging and mid-career composers and to encourage continued interest in new compositions for string quartet. The winning composer, selected from over one hundred applicants, receives a cash prize and a performance of their work in New York City by the Mivos Quartet.

The Mivos/Kanter Prize is made possible through the generous contributions of Carl Kanter.

Jon Yu (b. 1988) is a Taiwanese-American composer whose works explore notions of ritual, utility, and excess. His music has been performed in Germany, Singapore, and throughout the United States by ensembles and soloists such as Mivos Quartet, Ensemble Signal, Wet Ink Ensemble, Trio SurPlus, Eco Ensemble, Transient Canvas, clarinetist Matt Ingalls, saxophonist Brien Henderson, trumpeter Chad Goodman, and haegeum player Soo Yeon Lyuh. His works have been programmed at festivals such as June in Buffalo (2014), Dian Red Kechil International Young Composers Residency (2015), Walden School Composers Forum (2014), SICPP (2016), the Darmstadt Ferienkurse (2016), and the Pacific Rim Music Festival (2017). He was also the recipient of the 2017 Mivos/Kanter Prize.

Jon holds degrees from UC Santa Cruz and San Francisco State University, and is currently pursuing his PhD in composition at UC Berkeley. His principal teachers have been Franck Bedrossian, Ken Ueno, Richard Festinger, and Benjamin Sabey. He has also participated in master classes and private lessons with Steven Takasugi, Klaus Lang, Kaija Saariaho, and Ming Tsao.

Participants: Mivos Quartet