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Last July we posted on the British Villiers Quartet’s first international competition, the call for which Sequenza21 readers helped refine.  After an online voting process, three finalists (Canadian  Riho Maimets, American  Henry B. Stewart and British Chris Roe) have been selected and one will be crowned winner on Sunday during a special concert in London.  The concert, hosted by British conductor and violinist, Thomas Kemp,  will take place at 3:00 p.m., GMT, at St. Andrew’s Church in London and will be webcast at www.villiersquartet.com/2012competition, where viewers from around the world will be able to cast their votes in real time.  The Villiers Quartet narrowed down the entries to six semi-finalists whose videos were showcased for public poll on their website during the month of March.  This online poll tallied over a thousand votes, and the three finalists came out on top to compete April 29th.  The winning composition will be determined by a new combination of live audience and online votes.  More information about the composers and their pieces can be found at www.villiersquartet.com.  All three composers will be present at Sunday’s concert.

 

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