Johann Joseph Fux Competition for Opera Composition

Electric Dreams; Foto: Johannes Gellner
| Foto: Johannes Gellner

presented by the Province of Styria

On the occasion of the transformation of the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz into a university in 1998 the Styrian Government endowed a cultural prize named “Johann Joseph Fux Competition for Opera Composition “ which is organized by the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG). This competition is dedicated to Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741), the great Styrian composer of the baroque period who was born near Graz.The competition usually takes place every three years. Up to now this prize was awarded six times: 1998, 2000, 2003 (in the year of Graz called “European Capital”), 2006, 2013 and 2016. Since 2011 the Johann Joseph Fux Competition for Opera Composition presented by the Province of Styria organized by the KUG is held under a new concept. It combines both an invited competition and the commissioning of compositions.

Prize winners of the 7th Johann-Joseph-Fux Competition for Opera Composition:
>> Prize winners
>> Biographys
>> More information about the 7th Johann-Joseph-Fux Competition for Opera Composition

Prize winners of the 6th Johann-Joseph-Fux Competition for Opera Composition:
>> Prize winners


Prize winners and their works

2017 – Electric Dreams (Matthew Shlomowitz, Australien)  --> first performance October 8th, 2017 at MUMUTH; additional performances on October 9th and 11th, 2017 at MUMUTH.
>> Trailer
>> Video (long version)
>> Talk with the Leading Team

2016 – Paradise (Martin Hiendl, Deutschland)
>> Making of
>> Trailer
>> First performance of the prize-winning piece "PARADISE on October 9th, 2016 at MUMUTH.
>> Please hear a report about "Paradise" in the webradio of the Universities of Graz

2013 – Asteroid 62 (Dmitri Kourliandski, Russia) 
>> Photos
>> Making-of Trailer [04:28]
>> Making-of total version [01:08:00]

2006 – Lies and Sorrow (Mauro Montalbetti, Italy)

2003 – Lanzelots Spiegel (Burkhard Friedrich, Germany)

2000 – Kriton (Tomaz Svete, Slovenia)

1998 – Requiem für Fanny Goldmann (Mia Schmidt, Germany)


Information
Kunstuniversität Graz, Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz
Mag. Britta Reininghaus
fux.wettbewerb(at)kug.ac.at

Szenenausschnitt aus Electric Dreams; Foto: Johannes Gellner

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