Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Date Started: July 29, 1948
Date Finished: August 14, 1948
There is no known list of entrants for the 1948 music competitions, although it is known that Austria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg and Poland sent a total of 36 entries. However, with few exceptions, only the prize winners are known in each category.
The orchestral compositions competition was won by Polish composor/conductor Zbigniew Turski. A founder of the Polish-Baltic Philharmonic in 1945, Turski later taught music at Chopin University of Music in Warszawa. Danish composer Erling Brene earned a bronze medal with “Viguer,” a work he had written in 1943, before the official 1 January 1944 deadline for art entries at the 1948 Olympics.
|1||Zbigniew Turski||40||Poland||POL||Gold||Symfonia Olimpijska|
|HM||Grażyna Bacewicz||39||Poland||POL||Kantata olimpijska|
|HM||Jan Kapr||34||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Marathon Scherzo|
|HM||Maurice Thiriet||42||France||FRA||Le Serment de l'Athlete|
|HM||Stanisław Wiechowicz||54||Poland||POL||Kantata żniwna|
|HM||Yves Baudrier||42||France||FRA||Le Grand Voilier|
|AC||Clermont Pépin||22||Canada||CAN||Concerto for Piano and Orchestra|
|AC||Alexander Brott||33||Canada||CAN||War and Peace|
|AC||Oskar Morawetz||31||Canada||CAN||Festival Overture|