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Doctoral candidate Utku Asuroglu wins composition award

May 4 2021

Utku Asuroglu, doctoral candidate and composer at Stanford's Department of Music, was just awarded the 2nd prize in the 25th International Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award (2021) for his work In Between for chamber ensemble and electronics. This is a prestigious international competition open to all ages and nationalities. Only two prizes are awarded each year, followed by performances of the winners' works by the Illinois Modern Ensemble in the Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Utku's Salvatore Martirano Composition Award will be keeping company with the 40th Irino Prize for Chamber Music (2019) that he won for his work Und for chamber orchestra. Und will be performed by Ensemble Nomad in November 2021 at Wien Hall in Tokyo. The Irino Prize is awarded by NPO JML Yoshiro Irino Music Institute Tokyo to young composers who explore new directions and demonstrate innovative creativity.

We congratulate Utku for these international acknowledgments of his outstanding compositions!

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