On 25 February Cuarteto Casals performs the Austrian première of Mauricio Sotelo’s String Quartet No. 4 Quasals vB–131 at the Konzerthaus Vienna.
PRS Foundation has announced that David Sawer will receive a Composers‘ Fund.
The Zeitströme festival runs from 19 February until 2 March at the Akademie für Tonkunst, Darmstadt with works by Berio, Rihm and Stockhausen.
Rihm's Das Lesen der Schrift will receive its first Portuguese (Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, c. Christoph König) and Rumanian (George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, c. Christoph Adt) performance.
Once again it has been a full and busy year here at UE. Here are some of the highlights from a year which saw 57 new works premièred.
Wolfgang Rihm's Verwandlungen has been selected by the Sunday Times as the No. 1 Contemporary Album of the year.
The world première of Wolfgang Rihm's new violin concerto Lichtes Spiel will take place on 18 Nov under Michael Francis at the Avery Fisher Hall.
Wolfgang Rihm comments on the threatened closure of the Dutch Radio Music Center
On 30 September the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement for Music will be awarded to Wolfgang Rihm during the 54th International Festival of Contemporary Music.
Ingo Metzmacher presents the new opera Dionysos by Wolfgang Rihm on 27 Jul at the Salzburg Festival. New: piano score for perusal!
The BBC Symphony Orchestra in London presents "Total Immersion Wolfgang Rihm" including the British première of Das Gehege (directed by Andre de Ridder) and a performance of Konzert in einem Satz (with Stephen Isserlis) at the centre of the programme on 13 March.
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