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Second Prize

Cole Reyes

United States

Moné Hattori, Violin, JAPAN)

Cole Reyes (b. 1998) is a Brooklyn-based composer, educator, conductor and performer originally from the Chicagoland Area. His music is influenced by the modern expression of tonality and post-minimalism and seeks to create a rich sonic atmosphere for a wide audience.
His music has been awarded by groups such as IL-ACDA, the National Flute Association, Lux Choir, newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, the Huntsville Master Chorale, the Six Degrees Singers, and San Francisco Choral Artists and many others. He has collaborated with artists such as the JACK Quartet, Transient Canvas, the Rhythm Method Quartet,  Juventas New Music Ensemble, Inversion Ensemble, Dashon Burton, the Momenta Quartet, and Unheard-of//Ensemble.

He received his undergraduate degrees in music and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis. While there, he had the opportunity to study with Christopher Stark and LJ White. He currently attends New York University where he is pursuing a master’s degree in Concert Music Composition, studying with Robert Honstein, Michael Gordon, and Julia Wolfe.

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