Choosing the winners among this year’s scores submissions was an evermore difficult job for the jury, who met last weekend to embark this pleasurable yet challenging task.
Mozhgan Chahian (IRAN)
Born in 1990, she started music in 1994 by singing and started playing Santur in 2002. She got diploma in music in 2007, BA in music in 2012 and MA in music composition in 2016. She also won the first prize in playing Santur in Iran music schools festival in 2007. Now, she teaches music in the University of Art in Tehran and several music institutes in Tehran.
Ilia Skibinsky (ISRAEL)
Born in 1983, Ilia is an Israeli international composer, multi instrumentalist and producer operating in a variety of music styles. In January 2015 Ilia has been awarded the first prize in the international Made in NY Jazz competition as a member of a collaborative international project recorded and performed entirely online. As a composer, his works for TV were also featured on the US Discovery Channel, PBS, Bravo and Fox Sports.
Alessandro Papaianni (ITALY)
Alessandro is an Italian thirty-one years old soundtracks’ compositor for cinema, TV, theater and so on. In 2015 he composed the music for Sigla Animata of Milano Film Network. He also works in private schools and in public institutions as a drum and music teacher, and in 2018 he was also selected as a Composition’s teacher at the Artetika production.
One special mention was allocated to Iranian composer Hesam Jafari (IRAN).