Wagyu Pigs (2019)
for Piano Trio
ca. 6 min.
Awards and Honors
15th Sun River Prize Honorable Mention (China)
UVM Festival of New Music 2020 Call for Scores (USA)
ISCM World New Music Days 2020 Call for Scores (New Zealand)
ISCM Young Composer Award Nomination 2022 (New Zealand)
MusCan 2021 Call for Scores (Canada)
MusCan Student Composers Award 2021 (Canada)
Score Follower Call for Scores Fall 2022 (USA)
Wagyu Pigs takes place in a farm somewhere in the world, of a small number of pigs living amongst a herd of wagyu. It is the only wish of the pigs to become an equal and proud member of the wagyu club, nonetheless, despite all efforts, the pigs are not and cannot be perceived as wagyu from others.
"Wagyu" is a Japanese beef cattle breed, widely regarded as premium and luxurious.
This work was composed for Ensemble Linea and premiered at the Etchings Festival in Auvillar, France, in June 2019. The concept behind this composition delves into the dynamics of "fitting in." Often in life, we encounter situations where we need to adapt ourselves to align with a group. Nonetheless, regardless of how closely we mimic others, we can never truly become them.
June 30, 2019 (World Premiere)
The Etchings Festival
Moulin à Nef, Auvillar, France
December 7, 2019 (US Premiere)
Tesselat feat. NAT28
Frick Fine Arts Auuditorium, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
July 30,, 2022 (New Zealand Premiere)
ISCM 2020 World New Music Days
The Piano, Christchurch, New Zealand