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Belvedere Festival June 15-18, 2016
sponsored by the Beethoven Club and Luna Nova Music
2016 Composition Contest Winners

Julian Fueyo


1st Prize
Julián Fueyo (Cleveland Institute of Music)
Zafiro - violin, piano

Born and raised in Tampico, Tamaulipas, México: Feb. 12, 1996. Only six hours away
from Texas, his hometown saw itself abruptly in the hands of two drug cartels violently fighting for the drug route to the U.S.A. In his hometown, Fueyo played a leading role in the continuation of Young Artist music Programs in the midst of what would be later categorized as a failed state. Concertmaster of the ‘Maria Teresa Cortinas’ Youth String Orchestra, he often led rehearsals as a conductor when the town's safety didn’t allow for a conductor.
Fueyo left his home country at the age of 17 to continue his Music Composition
studies at Interlochen Arts Academy. Ever since, Fueyo has been involved in an array of events such as writing film-scores as well as conducting and composing world premieres in and out of his home country. Fueyo is currently studying with Dr. Keith Fitch at the Cleveland Institute of Musicwhere he pursues a career in Composition and Conducting.

Andrew Davis

2nd Prize
Andrew Davis (University of Pennsylvania)
Hummingbirds - flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano

Andrew Davis is a composer, pianist, and electric guitarist in Philadelphia, PA who has written for a variety of media both acoustic and electroacoustic.  His works have been performed by groups such as the JACK Quartet, PRISM Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, Daedalus Quartet, the Argento Ensemble, counter)induction, the Boston New Music Initiative, the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, the Yale Concert Band, the Florida State Wind Ensemble, and the University of Texas New Music Ensemble.  He has received honors from ASCAP, BMI, the Mizzou New Music International Composers Festival, Vox Novus, The Lyra Society, and ISCM-Texas among others.  Currently, he is pursuing his doctorate in composition at the University of Pennsylvania as a Benjamin Franklin Fellow.

Kyle Shaw

3rd Prize
Kyle Shaw (University of Illinois)
Stripes - flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano

In 2015, composer/performer Kyle Shaw won the 17th annual 21st-century Piano Commission Competition, presented his work at Electronic Music Midwest, the SEAMUS conference, the Grawemeyer 30th anniversary conference, and was selected as a participant in the SPLICE Institute. In 2014, he was selected as a fellow of the University of Nebraska’s Chamber Music Institute. In 2013, his wind ensemble piece “Sylph” won the Vera Hinckley Mayhew music composition contest; his piece “Center Panel” won the Iowa State carillon composition contest; and his piece “Wall Flower” was selected for inclusion on the SEAMUS miniatures recording series. He earned a BM from Brigham Young University and is currently pursuing his DMA at the University of Illinois, where he has studied composition with Carlos Carrillo, Stephen Taylor, Heinrich Taube, Reynold Tharp, and electroacoustic music with Scott Wyatt. He lives in Savoy, IL with his wife Tess and two daughters. kyleshawmusic.weebly.com

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