CONSTRUCT RADIATE
INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
neuverBand Ensemble für neue Musik
In the 2017-18 edition of neuverBand's Construct-Radiate International Composition Competition, the jury, consisted of
  • Liza Lim
  • Erik Oña
  • Marcus Weiss
  • Uroš Rojko
  • Paul Clift
The standard of works we received was exceptionally high, and choosing just one winner from among so many excellent entries was extremely challenging. However, one work alone received a high score from all five jury members. We are very proud to announce that

Yu Kuwabara (Japan, 1984*)


was selected as the winner, for her work Shadowless for solo violin and 8 musicians. Ms. Kuwabara has been awarded a commission of CHF2,000 to compose a new work for neuverBand, which will be premiered at the opening concert of our 2018-19 season in Basel.
The jury also wished to commend the following composers, whose works were particularly outstanding:
  • Javier Quislant Garcia
  • Stylianos Dimou
  • Þráinn Hjálmarsson
  • Sonja Mutić
  • Ariadna Alsina Tarrés
  • Giulia Monducci
  • Hannes Kerschbaumer
  • Giovanni Santini
  • Henrik Denerin
  • Andrés Nuño de Buen
  • Hakan Ulus
  • Valentín Pelisch
  • Daniel Fígols-Cuevas
  • Alexandros Spyrou
PDF OF ANNOUNCEMENT
STATISTICS FROM THE COMPETITION


PAST EDITIONS

2016

In the inaugural edition of neuverBand's Construct-Radiate International Composition Competition, the jury, consisted of
  • Mike Svoboda
  • Fabien Lévy
  • Jean-Luc Hervé
  • Caspar Johannes Walter
  • Paul Clift
From among 316 entries by composers from 49 countries, the jury selected Michele Sanna (b. 1981, Italy) as the winning composer. Mr Sanna was awarded a commission to the value of CHF3,000 to compose Muzak for neuverBand.

neuverBand performs Muzak (2016) by Michele Sanna

The jury also wished to commend the following composers, whose works were particularly outstanding:
  • Juan Arroyo
  • Murat Colak
  • Andrea Sarto
  • Aurélio Edler-Copes
  • Diego Jiménez Tamame
  • Onur Yildirim
  • Giovanni Santini
  • Lin Mu-Xuan
  • Johan Svensson
  • Kosmas Giannoutakis
  • Sanae Ishida
  • Igor Santos
  • Anna Korsun
  • Matthew Ricketts
PDF OF ANNOUNCEMENT
STATISTICS FROM THE COMPETITION