International Competition for Young Composers


In the framework of the festival ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln composers up to 35 years can submit up to three works from their existing oeuvre, as well as a conceptual idea for a new piece for ensemble that relates to the theme "Light.Bright.Dark". Based on these submissions, the jury will select two composers who will each receive a € 6 500 composition commission for the 2025 festival edition. One composition will be premiered by Ensemble Modern, the other by Ensemble Musikfabrik. A recording of the concerts by WDR for radio broadcast is intended.

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Deadline for entries: January 10, 2024

ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln Sophie Giese | Bischofsgartenstr. 1, 50667 Köln
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