■2015 3rd Prize Chris Artley（New Zealand）
１．How did you know this competition? and what motivated you to apply?
I found out about the competition by doing a Google search for 'International Choral Composition Competitions'.
２．How did you feel when you won the competition?How did you feel when your piece was firstly premierd by the Metropolitan chorus of Tokyo?
I was very excited to hear that I had won third prize in the 2015 competition and was truly delighted to hear the premiere of my Agnus Dei, performed by The Metropolitan Chorus of Tokyo. I was also delighted to have my piece published by Pana Musica. They produced a very professional looking score and I understand that a number of other choirs in Japan and overseas, have subsequently performed this work. I am 54 years of age, originally from the United Kingdom and now resident in New Zealand. More info at: www.chrisartley.com