Winners

Mikhail Johnson

2022 Dolphy Prize Winner – Professional Category

mikhailWe are pleased to announce the 2022 winner of the Dolphy Prize, Dr. Mikhail Johnson.

His work for bass clarinet and marimba, Ton yo han mek fashan (2020/21), was described by one Dolphy Prize reviewer as “mezmerizing and masterful.”

The piece will be available for purchase in the Alea Publishing catalog in Spring 2023. In the meantime, listen to the world premiere recording, performed by Transient Canvas, the ensemble which commissioned the work.


Helder Alves de Oliveira

2021 Dolphy Prize Winner – Professional Category

HeadshotWe are pleased to announce the 2021 winner of the Dolphy Prize, Helder Alves de Oliveira.

His work for oboe, bass clarinet and piano, Tesserae, is now available for purchase from the Alea Publishing catalog.

As the composer explained his work: “Tesserae, composed in 2014, is based on antithetic intertextual manipulations – a tool called Tessera – combined to filtering of pitches by specific pitch-class sets. This work applies visual concept of mosaic to musical field. Thus, tesserae, tiles used to create a mosaic, correspond to distinct character moments, and the visual figure perceived in the mosaic corresponds to the musical work itself.”

Listen to the premiere recording:


Malcolm J. Solomon

2020 Dolphy Prize Winner – Professional Category

malcolmcopyWe are pleased to announce the inaugural winner of the Dolphy Prize, Malcolm J. Solomon.

His two-movement work for bass clarinet and piano, The Mindlessness of It All, was added to the Alea Publishing catalog in January 2021.

The work will receive its world premiere at the International Clarinet Association’s first Low Clarinet Festival in January 2023, performed by Sarah Watts, bass clarinet, and Kim Davenport, piano.

Listen to the premiere recording:

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