The Big Band And The Vocals have had its final of their large European Composers Competition with a Theme: Music to the rhymes of famous Danish poet Ursula Andkjær Olsen on 20 of June 2016. After receiving two dozen of pieces for this year competition, the finalists were:
ZORAN ŠĆEKIĆ, Croatia – composer & arranger, with a composition: Sphinx Avenue
TOMAS HAINES, UK – composer &musician, with a composition: Strange Utopia
MICHELE CORCELLA, Italy – composer & arranger, with a composition: More and More Nameless
ALEXANDER HAGEL THORN, Denmark – saxophone player, composer & arranger, with a composition: Navnløs.
During the concert, all four pieces were performed under the conductor Mads Pagsberg, and this year winning composition is Zoran Šćekić’s Sphinx Avenue.
Video of the winning piece performance is @ https://www.facebook.com/TheBigBandAndTheVocals/videos/1115361978583930