■2020 2nd Prize Salvo Gangi (Italy)
・How did you know this competition? and what motivated you to apply?
I discovered the competition by listening to some contemporary pieces performed by Metropolitan Choir of Tokyo and I was fascinated by the high level and technical ability and I decided to work on a piece specifically for this choir.
・How did you feel when you won the competition?
I felt an indescribable emotion! I believed a lot in my work, but I couldn't believe the piece could go that high.
・How did you feel when your piece was first premierd by the Metropolitan chorus of Tokyo?
Despite the difficulties due to the pandemic the choir performed very well the musical piece of the song and I was very happy and enthusiastic!
・Please send a message for next applicants.
I tell all the participants to try because if you win or not it remains one of the most rewarding occasions of your musical career.
・Your age/ country
I'm 46 years old, my country is Italy