September 1, 2016 6 pm

Werner-Otto-Saal, Konzerthaus Berlin

Dr. Dieter Rexroth

Dieter Rexroth is considered one of the most creative minds on the German music scene today. From 1996 to 2006 he was artistic director and dramaturge of the Radio Orchestras and Choruses GmbH and the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester in Berlin, a capacity in which he invited the conductor Kent Nagano to Berlin, who has since become a world-renowned artist and whose concert programmes he still designs today. In addition, Dieter Rexroth has been the artistic director of Young Euro Classic since its inception in 2000, making him one of the fathers of the extremely successful festival which takes place for the sixteenth time in 2015. Further career highlights were the directorship of the Paul Hindemith Institute in Frankfurt as well as positions as dramaturge and chief programmer for Frankfurt’s Alte Oper. He was also artistic director of the “Frankfurter Feste” (1986 to 1994) and has been responsible for the “Kassel Music Days” in the same position since 2006. Furthermore, he has taken on the unsalaried responsibility for the “Felix Mendelssohn Music Academy Competition” held by the German Music Academies and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.

Artistic Director of Young Euro Classic

At the festival Young Euro Classic the Mayor of Berlin presents the European Composer Award to the most deserving candidate.

At the festival Young Euro Classic the Mayor of Berlin presents the European Composer Award to the most deserving candidate.

The award is given in recognition of the festival’s best world premiere or German premiere. It is endowed with 5.000 euros. An 11-member audience jury determines the winner.

The 2015 European Composer Award went to Sinem Altan, a Turkish composer living in Berlin, for her work Hafriyat – Earthwork, which had its world premiere in Berlin as part of Young Euro Classic.

The following compositions are eligible to participate in the 2016 competition for the European Composers Award:

Ørjan Matre >>Resurgence<< 19. August 2016
Rolands Kronlaks>>Under Pressure 2nd Edition<< 20. August 2016
Enrico Chapela>>„Magnetar", Concerto for E-Cello and Orchestra << 22. August 2016
Aktoty Raimkulova>>„Tarlan“, Symphonic Poem<<23. August 2016
Rakhat-Bi Abdyssagin >>"God’s dwelling" symphony picture for full orchestra<<23. August 2016
Alkuat Kazakbaev>>Tlep<< 23. August 2016
Joey Roukens>>Chase<< 25. August 2016
Juri Abdokow>>"Chorale Postlude“ for Viola and Orchestra, in memoriam Rudolf Barshai<<29. August 2016
Amir Khalaf >>Sacrifice for Orchestra<<30. August 2016
Ali Osman >>"Fusion"<<30. August 2016
Liisa Hirsch>>Mechanics of Flying<< 31. August 2016
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