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If you look at the listings of the major orchestras in America you will see two things in common; very few of them are programming major pieces by women composers, and almost none have a woman on the podium. Despite the abundance of wonderful compositions by women, the world of classical music has been, for centuries, a man’s world.

Winners Announced at New York’s Inaugural Female Composers’ Competition

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1st Prize Winner, Emma O’Halloran from Ireland

The 2018 winners of the 1st Hildegard Competition have been announced.  The Hildegard Competition recognizes rising female and non-binary composers.

The 2018 1st prize winners are:

  • Emma O’Halloran (pictured here) from Ireland
  • X. Lee from the United States
  • Kayla Cashetta from the United States

Selected from 140 international applicants, each winner will receive US $7,000, intensive mentoring – and a New York City performance at the National Sawdust Theatre in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Learn more about the competition and the winners.