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Kermit Poling Awarded Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement from the International Global Music Awards Competition

May 02, 2019

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SHREVEPORT, LA- Red River Radio’s General Manager, Kermit Poling, along with Giovanni De Chiaro, received the Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement from the International Global Music Awards competition for their recording with the London Symphony Orchestra of Poling’s Conciert de Chiaro (Guiter Concerto #1). Poling was recognized as the composer/conductor of the piece and Giovanni De Chiaro was recognized as the soloist.

The Global Music Awards is an international showcase for original music, unique voices and emerging artists. Entries go through a multi-layered judging process including listener impact, technical quality, uniqueness and styling. All the entries recommended for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals are carefully screened by Global Music Awards Founder and CEO, Thomas Baker, Ph.D., who has more than a dozen years in film and music, having produced an award-winning television series in cooperation with the University of California and created the Accolade Competition, Indie Fest and the Best Shorts Competition.

When asked what earning the Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement from the International Global Music Awards meant to Poling as a composer, he said, “I thought having the opportunity to record an entire album of my music with the London Symphony Orchestra was a dream come true in and of itself.  For that album to receive such a prestigious award was something I never imagined. I really hope it leads to future projects on such a scale.”

Honoring that hope for his future, Poling has since been on a world premiere tour with the Philadelphia Ballet as well as the Des Moines ballet company. Poling is already working on composing his 2nd guitar concerto for Memphis-based guitarist, Lily Afshar.

For more information on the Global Music Awards, go to: http://www.globalmusicawards.com/ 

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