SOCAN composers James Lowrie and Haotian Yu are among the six music creators chosen to participate in Soundstreams’ 2019 Emerging Composer Workshop (ECW). The other four participating composers are Yiguo Li (China), Angela Elizabeth Slater (U.K.), Harriet Steinke (U.S.), and Tze Yeung Ho (Norway/Canada). This year, the ECW mentors will be Norway’s Rolf Wallin and Canada’s Dorothy Chang, with the Rolston String Quartet as the resident ensemble.

The seventh annual edition of the ECW will take place Jan. 24 to Feb. 3, 2019, in Toronto. The emerging composers’ new pieces will be showcased and performed by the Rolston String Quartet, at a public concert at the Alliance Française in Toronto, on Feb. 1, 2019. Tickets are available here.

The Workshop is a 10-day intensive mentorship program that supports talented young composers and helps them to launch their careers. Soundstreams’ ECW adopts a holistic model that features a vibrant array of rehearsals, seminars, networking, professional development activities, and a public showcase of new works created during the Workshop. For more details, click here.