ARD Music Competition Commissioned Works since 2002

Published at: 11-1-2023

ARD-Musikwettbewerb 2019 – Semifinale Schlagzeug | Picture: Daniel Delang

Jörg Widmann, Mauricio Kagel, Olli Mustonen or Fazıl Say - since 2002 renowned composer have been writing pieces for the ARD International Music Competition.

Commissioned Works 2022

Beat Furrer, melodie for Flute solo
Márton Illés, Négy tárgy, 4 Objects for Piano
Mike Svoboda, Concert Etudes 6 & 7 for Trombone solo
Dobrinka Tabakova, The Ear of Grain for String Quartet

Commissioned Works 2021

Financed by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

Isabel Mundry, Wait for Voice solo
World premiere September September 9, 2021
Prinzregententheater München

Vassos Nicolaou, The Maze (the Minotaur is there) for Two Pianos
World premiere September September 5, 2021
Hochschule für Musik und Theater München

Lisa Streich, Falter for Violin
World premiere September September 10, 2021
Prinzregententheater München

Britta Bystrom, Katze und Vogel for French Horn
World premiere September September 7, 2021
Prinzregententheater München

Commissioned Works 2019

Financed by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

Mark Simpson, Three pieces for clarinet
World premiere September 5 and 6, 2019
Gasteig, Carl-Orff-Saal, Munich

Martin Smolka, Like Ella, zwei Studien for violoncello solo
World premiere September 10, 2019
Prinzregententheater Munich

Milica Djordjević, nailing clouds for bassoon solo
World premiere September 12, 2019
Prinzregententheater Munich

Younghi Pagh-Paan, Klangsäulen for percussion solo
World premiere September 12, 2019
Hochschule for Musik und Theater Munich

Commissioned Works 2018

Financed by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

Stefano Gervasoni: Zwei Grabschriften upon epitaphs by Nelly Sachs
World premiere September 10, 2018
Prinzregententheater Munich

Olga Neuwirth: fumbling & tumbling for solo trumpet in C
World premiere September 11, 2018
Prinzregententheater Munich

Piano Trio
Miroslav Srnka: Emojis, Likes and Ringtones for Piano Trio
World premiere September 13, 2018
Prinzregententheater Munich

Konstantia Gourzi: Evening at the window. Six views for viola solo
World premiere September 14, 2018
Prinzregententheater Munich

Commissioned Works 2017

Financed by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

Vito Žuraj: Interfret for Gitarre solo
World premiere September 6, 2017
Hochschule for Musik und Theater Munich

Pascal Dusapin, Piano Works Nr. 1 , Did it again
World premiere September 5, 2017
Hochschule for Musik und Theater Munich

Thierry Eschaich: Cantus III
World premiere September 8, 2017
Hochschule for Musik und Theater Munich

Avner Dorman: For Solo Violin
World premiere September 3, 2017
Hochschule for Musik und Theater Munich

Commissioned Works 2016

Double Bass
Moritz Eggert: Tamam Shud
World premiere September 4, 2016
Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 2

Zhou Long: Tipsy Howl for Horn in F
World premiere September 9, 2016

Krzysztof Meyer: Movimento rapsodico for Harfe solo
World premiere September 4, 2016
Hochschule for Musik und Theater Munich

String Quartet
Nikolaus Brass: etchings for String Quartet
World premiere September 8, 2016

Commissioned Works 2015

Chaya Czernowin: "Adiantum Capillus-Veneris (I)" for voice solo
Salvatore Sciarrino: "L’autostrada prima di Babilonia" for flute solo
Christian Muthspiel: " Is My Shoe Still Blue?" for trombone solo
Ferran Cruixent: "Binary" for piano duo

Commissioned Works 2014

Giya Kancheli: "Bläserquintett"
Marc-André Hamelin: "Pavane Variée" for piano solo
Johannes Fischer: "Wolkenstudie for solo percussion"
Tobias PM Schneid: "Suite for Cello Solo"

Commissioned Works 2013

Ulrich Leyendecker: Sonata for violin solo
Tigran Mansurian: "Ode an den Lotus" for viola solo
Evis Sammoutis: "Νυξ – Nyx" for bassoon and piano
Fazıl Say: "Space Jump" for piano trio

Commissioned Works 2012

Manfred Trojahn: "Ich will ein Reiter werden" Vier Gesänge des Kaspar Hauser for Gesang und Klavier
Jonathan Harvey: "Cirrus Light" for clarinet solo
Erkki-Sven Tüür: "Lost Prayers" for string quartet

Commissioned Works 2011

Lera Auerbach: "Milking darkness" for piano solo
Liza Lim: "Gyfu (Gift) " for oboe solo
Naji Hakim: "Arabesques" for organ
Mark Andre: "iv 6b" for trumpet solo

Commissioned Works 2010

Esa-Pekka Salonen: "knock, breathe, shine" for violoncello solo
Bruno Mantovani: "Quatre mélodies arméniennes" for flute solo
Jörn Arnecke: "Bamberger Hörnchen" for horn solo
Minas Borboudakis: "loops’n grains" for piano duo

Commissioned Works 2009

Poul Ruders: "Summer's Prelude & Winter's Fugue" for violin solo
Nicolaus Richter de Vroe: "Atlas Textures" for double bass solo
Toshio Hosokawa: "Gesine" for harp solo
John Woolrich: "A Singing Sky" for voice and piano

Commissioned Works 2008

Atar Arad: "Tikvah" for Viola solo
Martin Fröst "Ala Humana" for Klarinette solo und CD
Adriana Hölszky: "Gitter" for Fagott solo
Rodion Schtschedrin: "Lyrische Szenen" for Streichquartett

Commissioned Works 2007

Olli Mustonen: "Sinuhe", Sonate for Oboe solo
Stefan Heucke: "Zur Zeit der letzten Posaune" Adagio for trombone and piano
Matthias Pintscher: "nemeton" for solo percussion
Tobias PM Schneid: Piano Trio Nr. 2

Commissioned Works 2006

Aribert Reimann: "Vocalisen" for voice solo
Manfred Trojahn: "Deux Preludes" for piano solo
Evis Sammoutis: "Metallaxis" for wind quintet

Commissioned Works 2005

Johannes Maria Staud: "Towards a Brighter Hue" for violin solo
Søren Eichberg: Variationen über ein Thema von Niccolo Paganini for Violoncello solo
Jörg Widmann: Solo for Horn
Mauricio Kagel: Capriccio auf zwei Klavieren (2004)

Commissioned Works 2004

Georg Friedrich Haas: "Finale" for flute solo
David Sawer: "Parthenope" for viola solo
Heinz Holliger: Partita (II) for harp solo (2003/04)
Wolfgang Rihm: Quartettstudie

Commissioned Works 2003

Mauricio Kagel: "Der Turm zu Babel", Melodien für eine Solostimme
Katia Tchemberdji: "Ma’or" for Klarinette solo
Thomas Larcher: "Uchafu" for trumpet and piano
Peteris Vasks: "Bass Trip" for double bass

Commissioned Works 2002

Jörg Widmann: Toccata (2002) for piano solo
Aribert Reimann: Solo for Oboe (2001)
Heinz Holliger: Three Pieces for bassoon solo, No. 3 "Klaus-Ur"
Hans-Jürgen von Bose: Trio "Musik for K." (2002)

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