Composer Sofía Rocha wins the 2022 Hermitage Prize in Composition at Aspen Music Festival & School

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Pictured: Sofia Rocha with Andy Sandberg, Artistic Director and CEO of the Hermitage Artist Retreat. Photo courtesy of the Hermitage Artist Retreat.

The Hermitage Artist Retreat (Sarasota County, Florida) and the Aspen Music Festival and School (Aspen, Colorado) announce that Sofía Rocha, a composition student at AMFS, has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Hermitage Prize in Composition. Rocha is the ninth recipient of this annual award, which includes a residency at the Hermitage, along with a $1,000 cash stipend. Rocha was selected by a jury that includes Robert Spano, Music Director of the AMFS and the Atlanta Symphony and a past member of the Hermitage Curatorial Council; Alan Fletcher, AMFS President and CEO; and the composition faculty of the AMFS, including Hermitage Fellow Christopher Theofanidis. The award was presented to Rocha at the Aspen Music Festival’s Benedict Tent on Saturday afternoon by Hermitage Artistic Director and CEO Andy Sandberg, alongside Hermitage alumnus and renowned composer Nico Muhly, in addition to the aforementioned jurors.

Pictured: Sofia Rocha with Andy Sandberg, Artistic Director and CEO of the Hermitage Artist Retreat. Photo courtesy of the Hermitage Artist Retreat.

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