Commissions for Compositions

In an expanded partnership of Roche with LUCERNE FESTIVAL and the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY, in 2013 the “Roche Young Commissions” program was created. Every two years this program gives out commissions for new works to two emerging composers. Within a two-year period the pair of composers then creates their orchestral works in a process of intensive exchange with two young conductors and under the guidance of Wolfgang Rihm, the Artistic Director of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY. These new scores are similarly introduced to the public at the Summer Festival in Lucerne. The inaugural world premiere of the “Roche Young Commissions” series took place in the summer of 2015.

Here you will find the whole project with special insights and behind the scenes:

Composition Commissions for the 2019 “Roche Young Commissions” awarded to the Estonian Marianna Liik and the Spaniard Josep Planells Schiaffino.

Article, 11 July 2018 | „Meet the composers and the scientists“

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