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JOHN EATON MEMORIAL COMPETITION

The 15th John Eaton Memorial Competition is now closed. Thank you to all who entered the contest this year. There were many fine compositions to choose from, and selecting one winner above them all was challenging. However, we are happy to announce the winning composer and work for 2022 is:

Patrick Andrew Thompson, Moments Sweep Past for soprano, cello, and piano

The winning composition will be performed at one of the NYCC's concerts during the 2022-2023 20th Anniversary season. The winner will also receive a one-year membership in the New York Composers Circle.

Please check back for the announcement of next year’s 16th edition of the John Eaton Memorial Competition sometime in January 2023. Please address any questions regarding the competition in an email to Hubert Howe, Executive Director at Hubert.Howe@gmail.com.

PAST WINNING COMPOSERS AND PIECES

2021: No prize awarded

2020: Jeffrey Niederhoffer, Picking Up Where I Left Off for violin and piano

2019: Cheng Jin Koh, Ecstasy for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

2018: Gilad Cohen, Three Goat Blues for string quartet

2017: Andrey Komanetsky, for String Quartet in Five Movements

2016: No prize awarded

2015: Ross Griffey, Tied by a Chance Bond Together, for violin and piano

2014: Vladimir Del Orbe, Contextual Enigma forclarinet, double bass, and piano

  • Honorable Mention: José Beviá, Trio No. 3 for Violin, Cello, and Piano
  • Honorable Mention: Jonathan Bingham, Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano

2013: Eric Segerstrom, Two Poems, for piano trio

  • Honorable Mention: David Brooks, 'Metamorphosis’ Variations, for prepared piano

2012: Jesse Diener-Bennett, Ninth for Two, for flute and violin

2011: Max Giteck Duykers, Glass Blue Cleft, for string quartet

2010: Scott D. Miller, Polychrome Stride, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

2009: Elizabeth Lim, Wafting, for string quartet

2008: Co-winners Robert S. Cohen, The Mysterious Transformation of Johann B., for clarinet and 6 percussionists; Brian Fennelly "Sigol” for Two for two cellos

2007: Dana Dimitri Richardson, Ballade, for piano

  • Honorable Mention: Steve Cohen, Serenade for String Quartet
  • Honorable Mention: Marc-Antonio Consoli, Tre per Due for flute, clarinet, and piano
  • Honorable Mention: Alex Temple, Her Name Was Renée for clarinet, percussion, double bass, and piano