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Professor Du Yun Receives Distinguished Award and Commission

Date Released: 1/21/2010

Internationally acclaimed composer Du Yun has received the Detroit Symphony's Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for female composers.

Du Yun, an internationally acclaimed composer, has been awarded the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Fourth Annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers.  She was chosen from over 50 applicants from the united States, China, Korea, Israel, Austria and the United Kingdom and will compose a new work that will receive its world premiere at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's classical subscription series next year.  She will also receive a $10,000 prize and a one-month residency at the Ucross Foundation, an internationally known artist's retreat in Wyoming.  The award recognizes exceptional female composers.