News | 2017 fall semester

CCOM Graduate Student Li Bochan Wins the Prize of Seattle Symphony Celebrate Asia Composition Competition in the United States

On November 22, 2017, the Seattle Symphony announced the final result of 8th Celebrate Asia Composition Competition sponsored by the Seattle Symphony. Tibet Overture, composed by a graduate student of Central Conservatory of Music Li Bochan, emerged from over 50 submitted compositions and was awarded the exclusive Prize of 2017-2018 Season of the Competition. Li Bochan's advisor is the Professor of CCOM Guo Wenjing.

Award Certificate

Advisor: Guo Wenjing

Winner: Li Bochan

Founded in 1903, the Seattle Symphony is one of America's leading symphony orchestras. The Celebrate Asia Composition Competition was established in 2009 by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. With the theme of praising Asian culture, This Competition called for orchestral compositions from around the world. Up to now, the Competition had been successfully held for eight times and won high reputation among the composition competitions globally.

The organizing committee of 2017-2018 Season Competition of Celebrate Asia was received over 50 orchestral compositions from all over the world, and the jury consisted of the Seattle Symphony's Music Director, President & CEO, Vice President of Artistic Planning and the Founding Chair of Celebrate Asia. In the end, the joint-jury awarded the Prize of 2017-2018 season competition to Li Bochan's Tibet Overture. The composition Tibet Overture described the mysterious Tibetan scene when Li Bochan experienced during his field work in Tibet. Holy temple, calm lake, towering mount Qomolangma and praying people reflected the strong oriental features and religious ritual. Composer Li expressed his admire to Mt. Qomolangma which came from his understanding on humanity and nature in Tibet through the form of orchestra.

Tibet Overture will be premiered by the Seattle Symphony at the annual Celebrate Asia concert at Benaroya Hall on February 11, 2018.

Warmly congratulations to Li Bochan and Professor Guo Wenjing on winning the honor for our country and school.


Composition Department/translation:Xiaoxi , CCOM , 2017-12-04

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