We have a winner!
Sehyung (Sergej) Kim has been announced winner of the Composition Competition for the category Duo for Voice and Piano (Lied), which took place for the first time in 2017. The prize winner is a student of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.
„Den gelben Astern ein Lied“ (2017) („A Song for the Yellow Asters“) was chosen as the prize-winning composition and will be performed several times on occasion of the 10th International Competition „Franz Schubert and Modern Music“, which will take place in February 2018, 19-28. The composition will also be featured on the CD series „Klangdebüts“, released by the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
Primary aim of this competition was to encourage young composition students to devote their skills to the human voice and its means of expression. Composers of all Austrian universities and conservatories were eligible to participate and many of them took up the challenge to melodize one of over 50 poems by the German-speaking poetess Selma Merbaum (1924-1942).