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#2050580 - 03/19/13 01:21 AM Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition!
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Registered: 11/26/07
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Hey all,

I'd like gloat, to impress and to share my joy with you. grin

I recently found out that I'm the 1st winner of the Second International Composition Competition 'Artistes en Herbe'. The work that won the competition was "Piano Stories" for piano 4 hands.

Following is the press release:

Quote:
Greek Composer Nikolaos Sideris has won first prize in the 2nd International Composition Competition: "Artistes en Hebre". Supported by the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture, this prestigious competition attracted more than 220 entries from 17 countries.

The prolific composer won the Competition with "Piano Stories" - a piano work for four hands already published by Musica Ferrum, a publishing house which focuses on contemporary concert hall repertoire. The score is available worldwide in select music stores, as well as on Musica Ferrum's online platform.

Piano Stories will be performed in a Gala Concert, following the award ceremony, organized in collaboration with the Conservatory of Luxembourg City.

Nikolaos Sideris has also been invited to join the judging committee for the 2015 Artistes en Hebre Competition.


Because of this, I found the opportunity to make a single video with all the 7 movements of the work. Without the images, without the time taking to introduce each illustration, the pianists again and again, in a single video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvrqRpZ63w4

Enjoy!
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#2050581 - 03/19/13 01:21 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
Nikolas Online   content
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Oh...

The site of the competition: www.artistesenherbe.lu
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#2050584 - 03/19/13 01:27 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Congrats!! I'm off to bed after a long day at work, but I'll give it a listen in the morning!

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#2050589 - 03/19/13 01:37 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Is it premature to wonder if we're getting an answer to THIS? grin

(Maybe we are!)



Congratulations, Nikolas!!

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#2050597 - 03/19/13 01:50 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Registered: 01/09/10
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Congratulations, Nikolas! thumb

The music is definitely gloat-worthy. grin It's engaging, entertaining and fun to listen to. (My fave is No. 5). Way to go, man!

--Andy
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#2050601 - 03/19/13 01:56 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Loc: CA
Congratulations!

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#2050606 - 03/19/13 02:12 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Very cool Nikolaos! Very cool indeed.
Congratulations!
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#2050607 - 03/19/13 02:16 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Registered: 02/22/07
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Keep on writing and lots of wisdom wished to guide you in your new judging responsibilities!

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#2050608 - 03/19/13 02:18 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Loc: Land of the never-ending music
Congratulations! I remember the Piano Stories. I really loved them! smile
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#2050611 - 03/19/13 02:50 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Loc: Europe
Thanks everyone! smile

I'm very very happy right now (and I should be).

And, yes, I'll be the judge in 2015, which means that indeed I'll have to grow more than 4 wisdom teeth in order to be pull it off... (Nay... I think I'll do fine... wink )

Mark: In the classical music world great composer = dead composer. I prefer to be amongst the living! grin
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#2050618 - 03/19/13 03:14 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Registered: 08/07/07
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Loc: Orange County, CA
This is SO COOL.

Way to go!
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#2050619 - 03/19/13 03:16 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Loc: USA
AWESOME!!! smile

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#2050622 - 03/19/13 03:22 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Συγχαρητήρια!!!
What a splendid achievement!

I'm listening to the music now - love it!
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#2050625 - 03/19/13 03:43 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Big Congrats Nikolas !!

It's a lengthy piece and that can be a good thing.
I've just listened to it a couple of times , and earlier after you first posted it.

It's a wonderful composition! I hope this piece continues to be performed.
It's also great to see and hear you playing one of your compositions.

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#2050626 - 03/19/13 03:48 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Congratulations, Nikolas!

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#2050627 - 03/19/13 03:50 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Thank you everybody!

I would like to add a couple of more news, related to this particular work:

1. While it IS a long video, it holds inside some 7 movements, so it's not that there's a huge development going on in there... wink

2. On the same account, I would like to notify you that as far as I know for the 2013-2014 season there will be performances of this work in Italy, Germany, Canada, Greece of course and the States. Ok, it's as broad as it seems right now, but I hope to be able and update you as soon as possible.

(The Greek Premier should take place on the 27th of April... And there should be a video of that... ;))

Did I mention that I'm happy?
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#2050629 - 03/19/13 04:09 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Originally Posted By: Nikolas
Did I mention that I'm happy?

; ) Enjoy !
and keep exploring the wonder of composing ,
I look forward to hearing future compositions from you.

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#2050659 - 03/19/13 06:46 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Registered: 11/23/07
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Wow, that is fantastic and well-deserved!! Major congratulations!

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#2050667 - 03/19/13 07:11 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Congratulations from me too, Nikolas! Great news.
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#2050675 - 03/19/13 07:42 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Such good news!
big CONGRATS!!!
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#2050677 - 03/19/13 07:45 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Wow....fantastic! Gloat on, gloat on.....
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#2050679 - 03/19/13 07:46 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Congratulations!!!

Beautiful pieces--The sparrow and a rainbow is my favorite!


Edited by pianopaws (03/19/13 07:54 AM)
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#2050691 - 03/19/13 08:35 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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#2050699 - 03/19/13 08:59 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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WOW!!

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#2050749 - 03/19/13 10:54 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Thank you all!

Still very happy! Happiness like this has lasted for a few days now, so it's a nice overall feeling! ^_^
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#2050752 - 03/19/13 10:58 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Awesome!!!! Way to go, congrats!!!
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#2050754 - 03/19/13 11:01 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Congratulations!! smile

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#2050768 - 03/19/13 11:30 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Congrats. Love the piece. And the sketch pieces. Might buy them :P

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#2050770 - 03/19/13 11:32 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Congratulations, this is a fabulous news! My only concern is that you may jack up the price of your music now that you won the 1st prize - I have been wanting to buy one of your duets. Dilly dallying up to now.
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#2050775 - 03/19/13 11:38 AM Re: Won 1st prize in an International Composittion Competition! [Re: Nikolas]
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Woot! We knew you when laugh Congratulations - you've worked hard and this is great!

Cathy
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