Karlsruhe Competitions and Master Classes in Contemporary Music
Karlsruhe Music Academy, Karlsruhe, Germany
By grouping together three complementary measures – a composition competition, a performance competition for instrumentalists of contemporary music and top-flight master classes for composition and for performance – contemporary music is to be promoted within the creative domain of renowned composer Wolfgang Rihm. Against the backdrop of Karlsruhe Music Academy’s profile – that "focuses on New Music" reflected in its existing structures like the Master’s course for contemporary music, the BA and MA courses in music informatics and the excellently equipped ComputerStudio – we find a highly motivating environment for the promotion of New Music, also at international level. Supported by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation the "Karlsruher Wettbewerbe und Meisterkurse für zeitgenössische Musik" (Karlsruhe Competitions and Master Classes in Contemporary Music) are aimed at drawing international attention to the resources boasted in this field by Karlsruhe’s music academy Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe.