The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University has awarded David one of five Barlow General Commissions to write a new work for the Haven Trio.
In considering 259 applications in our General and LDS commissioning programs, the Endowment granted $60,000 to 9 composers who will write works for the following ensembles and musicians:
David Biedenbender (Haven Trio), Dorothy Chang (Evelyn Glennie and Land’s End Ensemble), Natacha Diels (JACK Quartet), Stefan Freund (Splinter Reeds), Todd Kitchen (Left Coast Chamber Ensemble), Wang Lu (Seattle Modern Orchestra), Lansing McLoskey (Network for New Music), Joseph Sowa (Room 1078), and Ethan Wickman (San Antonio Symphony).
The judging panel included the Endowment’s Board of Advisors: Neil Thornock, Chen Yi, Ben Sabey, Benjamin Taylor and Miguel Del Aguila; and four guest judges: Tania León (who served during Prize deliberations), and Kristin Kuster, Lisa DeSpain, and Chance Thomas (who served during General Commission deliberations). John Kendall Bailey (Oakland Symphony Orchestra), Paul Finkelstein (St. Paul Chamber Orchestra), Gavin Chuck (Alarm Will Sound), and Paul Silverthorne (London Sinfonietta) represented the performing consortium in selecting the Barlow Prize.