On September 30, the presentation took place at the Goethe-Institut Tokyo. The ceremony was presented by the Ambassador-designate of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Clemens von Goetze. The prize winner and guests were also welcomed online by Prof. Dr. Carola Lentz, President of the Goethe-Institut, and Prof. Reinhart Meyer-Kalkus delivered the laudatory speech in recognition of the honoree. A concert for sho, flute, and saxophone with works by Toshio Hosokawa concluded the event.more
For his music building bridges between cultures, Toshio Hosokawa has been awarded the Goethe Medal.
As composer-in-residence at the Tongyeong International Music Festival, the works of Ondřej Adámek will be performed in numerous concerts at the beginning of April. The Ensemble Modern will perform in three concerts, which will premiere his new work Let me tell you a story, under the direction of Tito Ceccherini.
Vito Žuraj's first full-length opera Blühen was premiered in Frankfurt in January 2023 and received enthusiastic reviews. Before the world premiere, we spoke to the composer about his collaboration with librettist Händl Klaus, director Brigitte Fassbaender and the Ensemble Modern, which played under Michael Wendeberg.