The Austin Symphony announced the winners of its Sarah & Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Competition.
Some 31 young composers — age 18 and younger — entered this year, the competition’s sixth. A total of 12 won in the multi-tiered competition.
Each of the winning compositions will be played by the Austin Symphony Orchestra June 18 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.
- Matthew Thomas (Coppell), Andromeda, First Prize – $3,000
- Alan Mackwell (Houston), A Belgian and his Friend, Second Prize – $2,500
- Austin Ali (Dallas), Larger Than Life, Third Prize – $2,000
- Maximilien Hein (Cedar Park), The Sorcerer’s Garden, Fourth Prize – $1500
- Sophie Mathieu (Austin), The Odyssey, Fifth Prize – $1000
- Zachary Berry (Kennedale), Ode to Peace, $500
- Collin Cartwright (College Station), A Joyous Time, $500
- Isabel Goodwin (Coppell), Internal Armageddon, $500
- Quentin Johnston (San Antonio), Prime Movement, $500
- Dara Li (Plano) , Shangri-La, $500
- Daniel Miller (The Woodlands), Going Home, $500
- Aaron Samadzada (Richardson), The Damsel in Distress, $500