Windsor Symphony Community Orchestra Names Winning Young Canadian Composers

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WSOCOAs part of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra’s commitment to fostering artistic excellence, the Windsor Symphony Community Orchestra’s inaugural Young Canadian Composers Contest has named Dongin (Danny) Choi of Vancouver and Matthew Emery of Toronto as the First and Second Prize winners.

“Winning this prize is a real privilege… I’m really excited to see Memories take on a new life and be share with many other people” – Dongin Choi

The Windsor Symphony Community Orchestra is a member of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra family. The WSCO is comprised of adults who share a passion for having fun and making music in a non-professional ensemble.

“This prize will have a lasting and influential impact on my career. It’s important to have performances and to collaborate with new ensembles and new communities and I’m looking forward to doing that with this opportunity.” – Matthew Emery

The contest was open to all Canadian composers under the age of 30. Over 20 scores were submitted. Winners receive a cash prize and the opportunity for their work to be performed and recorded by the Windsor Symphony Community Orchestra. On May 5th, 2020, a concert entitled A Night of Premieres, Memories by Dongin Choi and Unanswered Letters by Matthew Emery will be performed.

A video announcement of the prize winners can be found here:

WSCO: A Night of Premieres Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at 7pm at The Capitol Theatre in Windsor with Daniel Wiley, Conductor. Premieres: Dongin Choi, Memories and Matthew Emery, Unanswered Letters

Tickets are available at


Photo: Dongin Choi
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