STOP THE WAR
I recently became one of the finalists of the prestigious Russian Composers' Competition PARTITURA. This competition was created with the support of the President's Grants Foundation. I did not hear that the JURY members (famous respectable musicians!) condemned the ongoing act of fascism [upd: according to FaceBook, V. Urupin and A. Goribol co-signed the Open Letter of the Musicians of Russia condemning the war]. Under these circumstances, I do not see any way to continue participating in this competition. I request that my name be removed from the list of finalists. The silence is immoral.
Sabam Award nomination
...to conclude, there is also the Sabam Award for Best Original Composition by a Young Composer, worth 2,500 euros. The participating composers were asked to write a score for a scene from Nanook of the North, the silent documentary film from 1922 by Robert J. Flaherty. Dougal Kemp, a British visual arts composer and sound designer, the American composer Matthew Lucado-Donner and Prokhor Protasov, a Russian composer and conductor, are the young film music talents who are competing for this award.
more info here: https://www.worldsoundtrackawards.com
World Soundtrack Awards
October 23, 2021
Since establishing the World Soundtrack Academy, Film Fest Ghent has presented the prestigious annual World Soundtrack Awards for film music. The winners are announced during the World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony and Concert. At the concert, Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Maestro Dirk Brossé, music director of Film Fest Ghent, performs a selection of music by the guests of honour and the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, accompanied by film clips on big screens.
WSA2021 will honour Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou.
Composer Max Richter is guest of honour at 21st World Soundtrack Awards.
Prokhor Protasov is one of the three nominees for the Sabam Award for Best Original Composition by a Young Composer.
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February 28, 2021
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University of Toronto annual Student Composer Collective Opera project.
...an intriguing scenario of characters trapped in a darkened room with no memory of how they got there...
Conductor: Sandra Horst
Director: Mario Pacheco
Composers: Prokhor Protasov, Evan Tanovich, Paul Kawabe and Paul Lessard
Librettist: Michael Patrick Albano
Production Design: Wesley McKenzie
Costume Design: Lisa Magill
Hair & Make-up Design: James Bolton
Stage Manager: Kristin McCollum
Produced by: Riddle Films & Christina Bell
Made possible in part by a generous gift from Dianne W. Henderson
He has received several awards for his compositions, including the St. Romanos Melodos International Composers Competition in Saint Petersburg and the international composers competition, ‘Musical Palette of Durdy Bayramov,’ in Canada. Prokhor’s works have been performed in the Hermitage Theatre, Saint Petersburg Philharmonia, and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.