Composition Commission issued to Giya Kancheli

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts – Istanbul Music Festival, Türkei

Istanbul Music Festival aims to enlarge the contemporary music repertoire by commissioning new works both to internationally established composers as well as to young and upcoming ones. For 2012, the festival commissioned a new symphonic work of around 20 minutes to the Georgian composer Giya Kancheli with the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation. The world premiere of this work will be realized during the festival with the presence of the composer. The festival will also present some of his other works in the concert, as he will receive the festival Lifetime Achievement Award of the festival.

June 8, 2012 Premiere
Hagia Eirene Museum, Istanbul

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