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Chris Van Hollen
Chris Van Hollen
Comptroller Maryland
Comptroller Maryland
Davidson Fellows
Davidson Fellows
Davidson Institute
Davidson Institute
Maryland General Assembly
Maryland General Assembly
National Achievers Society
National Achievers Society
National Foundation Advancement Of The Arts
National Foundation Advancement Of The Arts
Presidential Scholar
Presidential Scholar
Presidential Scholar Medal
Presidential Scholar Medal
Presidential Scholar Medal Back
Presidential Scholar Medal Back
Presidential Scholar Medal Front
Presidential Scholar Medal Front
Presidential Scholars
Presidential Scholars
State Of Maryland Governors Citation
State Of Maryland Governors Citation
William H Banchs
William H Banchs


Community Activities

Official Citation from the Maryland General Assembly in recognition of being named one of Maryland's top youth volunteers for 2007 in the 12th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community AwardsOfficial Citation from the Maryland General Assembly in recognition of being named one of Maryland's top youth volunteers for 2007 in the 12th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community AwardsTo volunteer in his community, Dominik founded the Heart to Heart Association which brings young performers to children's hospitals and retirement homes to perform live music for those who cannot attend concerts. For his service Dominik received an Official Citation from the Maryland General Assembly in recognition of being named one of Maryland's top youth volunteers for 2007 in the 12th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.


Awards & Honors:

2013:

  • Composer-In-Residence at Musica Nova in Paris, 2013-2014

2012:

  • Composer in Residence Third Milennium Ensemble 2012-2014

2011:

  • Composer in Residence Fellowship at Dumbarton Concerts Society 2006-2011
  • Finalist in Dvorak International Composition Competition

2010:

  • Winner of Golden Key International Competition for Piano Solo Composition, Vienna, Austria
  • Dumbarton Concert, 2010 Washington DC, world premiere, String Quartet #4, Miro String Quartet

2009:

  • Dumbarton Concerts, Washington, DC, world premiere, String Quartet No. 3, St. Petersburg String Quartet, February 21, 2009
  • Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, world premier, Quintet for Strings and Clarinet, Pacifica String Quartet with Richard Hawkins, March 10, 2009
  • Strathmore Hall, Bethesda, Maryland, world premier, solo piano work to be performed by Dominik Maican, commemorating Strathmore's 25th anniversary, May 15, 2009
  • Washington DC, W.A.M.A. nomination: "Best Composer in Washington, DC"
  • Winner of the Third Millennium Ensemble of Contemporary Music annual composition competition

2008:

  • Winner of North-South Consonances Ensemble, New York, Annual Composition Competition Call for scores

2007:

  • Founder of Heart to Heart Association of young performers who go to children's hospitals and retirement homes to perform live music for those who cannot attend concerts. He received an Official Citation from the Maryland General Assembly in recognition being named one of Maryland's top youth volunteers for 2007 in the 12th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
  • Winner, New York Art Ensemble Young Composer Competition
  • Presidential Scholar, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts for "exceptional academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship & community service"
  • First recipient of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, William H. Banchs Prize in Composition
  • Winner, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Jerome J. Parks Co, Young ARTS Award
  • Winner, Vancouver International Competition for Choral Music
  • Featured on NPR's All Things Considered
  • Winner, George Enescu Competition, Romania

2006:

  • Winner Juilliard School of Music Annual Competition for Young Composers
  • 2nd Prize Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory's Competition for Young Composers
  • 1st Prize Intel International Science & Engineering Young Composer Competition
  • 2nd Prize Euritmia Cultural Association Composition Competition (Italy)
  • Featured on NPR's From the Top
  • Received 4-year Composer in Residence Fellowship from Dumbarton Concerts, Washington, DC
  • 2006 - Feature articles in The Washington Post: A Very Rare and Unusual Talent and The Prodigy - An Inspiration to His Peers
  • 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 - Recipient of Hanley Foundation grant for outstanding achievement in music and composition
  • 2005 recipient of $25,000 College Scholarship, Davidson Institute for Talent Development
  • 2005, 2004, 2003 - ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award
  • 2004 Winner John & Margaret Pierson Award, NFMC Junior Composers Competition
  • 2003 Winner Juilliard School of Music Annual Competition for Young Composers
  • 2003 Semifinalist, Deuxieme Concours International de Composition Musicale, Belgium

Commissions:

2014:

  • Commissioned by the Ensemble Da Camera of Washington to write a String Quartet

2013:

  • Commissioned by North South Consonance, Inc, New York, to write a piece for String Orchestra

2012:

  • Commissioned by The Third Ensemble of Contemporary Music to write a String Quartet
  • Commissioned by The Third Ensemble of Contemporary Music to write a Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
  • Commissioned by Musica Nova in Paris to write a String Quartet
  • Commissioned by Musica Nova in Paris to write a piece for Chamber Orchestra
  • Commissioned by Union of the Composers, an International Jury of Contemporary Festival of Music in Bucharest, Romania, to write a piece for String Orchestra

2012:

  • Composer in Residence Third Milennium Ensemble 2012-2014

2011:

  • Commissioned by World Dance Theater to write ballet music for Preludes
  • Commissioned by Musica Nova Ensemble of Contemporary Music in Paris to write a septet, which opened the 2011 International Music Festival in Bucharest
  • Commissioned by Davidson Institute for Talent Development to write a choral piece for the ceremony of the new fellows in 2012

2010:

  • Commissioned by Musica Nova in Paris to write a quintet to be premiered at the World Clarinet Symposium in Madrid, Spain, 2010

2009:

  • Kennedy Center, Washington DC, world premiere. Invited by National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts to compose "the sole original work of music ever created in its 44 year history for the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars." June 26, 2009.
  • Musica Nova Contemporary Arts Ensemble, Paris - Commissioned to write String Quartet No. 4, March 2010.

2008:

  • Invited by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts to compose "the sole original work of music ever created in its 44 year history for the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars." World premiere - June, 2009, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
  • Cluj-Napoca National Opera, Romania - opera for the opening of the opera house in 2012
  • Strathmore Hall, Bethesda, Maryland - solo piano work to be performed by Dominik Maican, April, 2009 commemorating Strathmore's 25th anniversary

2007:

  • Quintet for Strings and Clarinet, Pacifica String Quartet and Richard Hawkins, clarinet, March 11, 2009 - commissioned by Arizona Friends of Chamber Music
  • String Quartet No. 3, St. Petersburg String Quartet, February 21, 2009 - commissioned by Dumbarton Concerts, Washington, DC
  • Solaris, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, January 12, 2008 - commissioned by Dumbarton Concerts, Washington, DC
  • Vox Maris, North/South Consonance Orchestra, April 20, 2008, New York City - commissioned by North/South Consonance

2006:

  • String Quartet No.2, performed by the Borromeo String Quartet, April 14, 2007, commissioned by Dumbarton Concerts, Washington, DC

















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