For Immediate Release – August 10, 2017
THE CANADIAN UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY ANNOUNCES THE WINNER OF THE 2017 STUDENT COMPOSER COMPETITION
The Canadian University Music Society is pleased to announce that Gabriel Dharmoo is the winner of the 2017 STUDENT COMPOSER COMPETITION.
The jury selected Gabriel Dharmoo’s outstanding work: The Fog in Our Poise as the First Prize winner.
Gabriel Dharmoo's musical practice encompasses composition, vocal improvisation and research. His works have been performed in Canada, the U.S.A, Europe, Australia, Singapore and South Africa. He was awarded the SOCAN Jan V. Matejcek Award (2016), the Fernand‑Lindsay Prix d'Europe composition prize (2011), the Canada Council for the Arts Robert Fleming Prize (2011) as well as six prizes from the SOCAN Foundation Young Composer Awards. His work as a singer and interdisciplinary artist led to his performative solo Imaginary Anthropologies, winner of Best International Production at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival (2015) and the Contra Guys Award for Outstanding New Performance at the SummerWorks Performance Festival (2016). He is currently enrolled in Concordia University's Ph.D. "Individualized Program" with Sandeep Bhagwati (Music), Noah Drew (Theatre) and David Howes (Anthropology of the senses).
The Student Composer Competition is open to any university student who is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant or who is studying at a Canadian institution, does not yet hold a doctorate and does not hold a full-time teaching position. The competition takes place in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Canadian University Music Society.