Congratulations to doctoral candidate Wang Xinyang who has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Toru Takemitsu Composition Award, one of the most important awards in contemporary composition. Wang won the prestigious award for his orchestral composition Boréas. Internationally renowned composer Thomas Adès was the judge for the 2020 competition which carries a substantial cash prize.
Born in Guangyuan City, Sichuan Province, China, Wang Xinyang holds a bachelor's degree from Sichuan Conservatory of Music and a master's degree from Manhattan School of Music, both in music composition and theory. Listen to him discuss his approach to composition on the Music at Pitt Podcast.