Matthew Peterson's November (Pas de deux) for string quartet has been awarded first prize in the 2018 Washington International Competition for Composition. 

His winning work will receive its world premiere performance by the Sunrise Quartet in the Kennedy Center Terrance Theater on Sunday June 24th, 2018 at 4PM. The composer will be in attendance.

Awarded 2nd prize was Semillas by Argentinian composer Pablo Borrás.

The Washington International Competition (WIC), established in 1950, is held for singers, pianists, string players, and composers. WIC competitions for singers, pianists, and string players are held each spring in annual rotation. The WIC composers’ competition, established in 1976, is held every 3 years for the composition of a string quartet, piano quartet, piano quintet, piano trio, or string trio. Through the authority of its judges, high musical standards, and the quality of young artists attracted, the WIC offers—both in the United States and abroad—a significant opportunity for young artists to step upward from the ranks of talented students to recognition as professionals.