Richmond native Zachary Wadsworth, a doctoral student at Cornell University, has won Chamber Music Rochester's 2007-08 College Young Composer Competition.
Wadsworth's winning entry, his String Quartet No. 2 (2006), will receive a $1,000 award and a performance during the 2009-10 season of Chamber Music Rochester, an ensemble composed of members of the Rochester (N.Y.) Philharmonic and the Eastman School of Music.
The 25-year-old composer was the winner of the ASCAP Lotte Lehmann Foundation Art Song Competition in 2007 and was the recipient of three Morton Gould Young Composers Awards from ASCAP and the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, among other awards and commissions.
Here's my profile of Wadsworth from last January in Style Weekly: