September 25, 2012
Kronos Quartet aims to make an emerging composer's dream come true with the fifth annual Kronos: Under 30 Project. The selected artist receives a commission, mentoring, a high-profile premiere, and a recording of the resulting work. Composers in any genre or location are welcome to apply, as long as they haven't reached 30 by Nov. 16, 2012. The premiere will take place in Spring 2014 in San Francisco as part of Kronos’ 40th anniversary season.
To date, four composers have received commissions through the project, after nearly 1,000 applications, coming from 49 countries on six continents, were reviewed by the quartet. The composers are Alexandra du Bois and Dan Visconti (USA), Felipe Pérez Santiago (Mexico), and Aviya Kopelman (Israel).
Applications should be sent to Kronos: Under 30 Project, 1032 Irving St., #603, S.F., CA 94122. Applications must be received by Nov. 16. Note, this is not a postmark deadline.
Kronos is performing Sept. 30 and Oct. 5 in Berkeley; Oct. 6 and 7, as one of the first ensembles to appear in the new Weill Concert Hall of Rohnert Park's Green Music Center.