|INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION CONTEST MECHELEN|
MECHELEN - The Royal Carillon School "Jef Denyn" at Mechelen organized the Composition Competition 2002, in cooperation with the city of Mechelen, the Association for Tower and Carillon and the alumni of the school. No less than 16 entries were received from composers in Belgium, America and Russia. Theofficial prize-giving ceremony took place on Friday March 14, 2003, in the Hall of Columns of the City Hall in Mechelen. The winning score then became an obligatory work for the Queen Fabiola Contest to be held in 2003.
The rules stipulated that the composition should be of some 5 minutes duration and be suited to the carillon of the Mechelen Sint-Rombouts Carillon which comprises 49 bells: bes0 c1 d1 chrom. c4 the c1-bell sounds as g0). The jury focused on:
The "Prize to Encourage A Young Talent", worth EUR 150, went to Tom Van Peer for his composition Nocturne No. 1 for Carillon. This prize and the "Jef Denyn" Award were both donated by SABAM.
The special "Staf Nees" award of EUR 300, to be awarded for a work based on a folksong, was presented to Elena Sadina (Russia) for her composition Over De Wijde Velden. This prize was donated by the Royal Carillon School "Jef Denyn".