NEC CI Student Daniel Pencer Receives 2013 Fleur du Cap Award

April 5, 2013

New England Conservatory Contemporary Improvisation master’s student Daniel Pencer and his brother Matthew Pencer recently won a prestigious Fleur du Cap Theatre Award in the category of “Best Original Music Composition” for their music for the South African production of Mies Julie. The awards were announced March 17, 2013 in Cape Town.
The 48th Annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards recognized productions staged in 2012, handing out awards in 20 different categories, with the winners each receiving a silver medallion and a cash prize. The Fleur du Cap judging panel is made up of South African critics, journalists, writers and drama educators.
Canadian multi-instrumentalist and composer Daniel Pencer holds a performance degree from the University of Toronto focusing on saxophone, clarinet, and flute. After graduating he studied clarinet and bansuri for eight months in Lucknow, India on fellowship from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. Upon returning to Canada, Pencer focused on his craft of instrument repair and directed his musical energy towards the realm of improvised electro-acoustic and ambient music. These pursuits brought about opportunities in the fields of dance, film, and theatre, including his award-winning work for Mies Julie. Pencer is currently finishing his first year of studies toward his Master’s degree at the New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation program. and

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