We want to thank the composers from all over the world for sending us their works!
The jury of the competition – Chia Chou, Klaus Lang, Annette Bik, Annette Schlünz, Simon Steen-Andersen, Clemens Gadenstätter, Alexander Stankovski – decided on June 20, 2017 in a meeting chaired by Elisabeth von Magnus, Vice Rector for Arts at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, to announce the following composition as the prize-winning piece:
Stück 2 (2017) composed by Jungjik Kim (Republic of Korea)
Jungjik Kim (*1982) was born in Jecheon (Republic of Korea). He studied composition at the Dankook University (Republic of Korea) with Bongo Kim, Seungsik Choi and Jungyoung Park. After graduating he moved to Essen (Germany) in 2010, where he now continues his studies with Günter Steinke at the Folkwang University of the Arts.
Kim received several prizes at national and international festivals, for example at the „Seoul Composition Music Festival“, and won the „Folkwang Preis 2015“.
His compositions include: „The Blackskirt (for flute and piano, 2011/12), „Sextett“ (for flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, viola and cello, 2012/13), „dunkel, dünn, dry“ (for 15 musicians, 2013/14), „II. Streichquartett“ (2014/15) and „Stück 1“ (for piano solo, 2015/16).
Moreover, the following composers received an Honorary Mention:
Kharir composed by Francisco José Dominguez Robles (Spain)
Hybrid pulse composed by Jean-Baptiste Marchand (France)
Imaginary Panorama composed by Moonhee Lee (South Korea)
Mein Nervenkostüm (hält das aus!) [my nerves (can stand it!) composed by Petros Leivadas (Greece)
The official award ceremony will be scheduled as part of the 10th International Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” in February 2018 in Graz.