Thursday, 21 February 2013 15:33
2013 Young Composer selected by ESO Composer in Residence Robert Rival
Taran Plamondon’s composition will premier at the 2013 Symphony Under the Sky
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) Resident Composer Robert Rival selects Taran Plamondon, from Archbishop MacDonald High School, for the ESO’s Young Composers Project. His original score will premiere at the 2013 Symphony Under the Sky in front of 2,000 Edmontonians and he will receive a $1,000 bursary towards post-secondary studies.
“I look forward to working with Taran. I was very impressed with the quality of the portfolio Taran submitted this year, especially his piece for eight horns,” said Rival.
Taran, who has been playing French horn for the last six years and piano for the last eleven, will work with Rival over a period of six months. During this time Taran will learn everything about writing for an orchestra − sketching ideas, building a solid structure, learning to write for all instruments, creating a professional score and individual parts, understanding the rehearsal process and, of course, basking in the glory of a world premiere.
Canadian Composer John Estacio created the Young Composers Project during his tenure as the ESO’s first-ever Composer in Residence. Last year two students were chosen to participate in the program including Daniel Belland, whose composition Voyage recently won the 2012 Emerging Composer Competition of the Canadian Music Centre, Prairie Region.