Claudia Chan ©Younggo Chang

Saturday 30.04.2022, 15:00 

Altes Pfandhaus

International ACHT BRÜCKEN Composition Competition

Finalists’ Concert

The event is in the past!

  • € 15.- | With discount: € 10.-

plus booking fees

For the tenth time, ACHT BRÜCKEN | Music for Cologne presents a competition for young composers – stipulating works for two keyboard instruments and electronics in its 2022 edition. The three best submissions will be performed publicly, and traditionally, the jury determines their ranking immediately after the performance, while the finalist pieces are fresh in their ears. The participants, however, are already winners before – not only receiving one of three cash prizes and the image-boosting CV entry, but most importantly, the performance by high-ranking performers recorded by the WDR. In this case, the performers are Paulo Álvares, a professor of piano in Cologne specialized in contemporary music and improvisation, the Canadian pianist Claudia Chan, who also serves on the competition’s jury, and sound director Simon Spillner.


Miroslav Srnka, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln

Malika Kishino, Komponistin

Claudia Chan, Pianistin

Werner Wittersheim, WDR


1. Preis: Paul Müller Reyes

2. Preis: Hao Ma

3. Preis: Marc L. Vogler

Das Konzert im Radio: Mittwoch, 25.05.2022, WDR3 Konzert, 20:04

Intermission at 15:40 | Estimated end at 16:30


Paulo Álvares piano, keyboards
Claudia Chan piano, harpsichord, keyboards
Simon Spillner sound control
Susanne Herzog presentation


Uraufführung der ausgewählten Werke

Hao Ma
Three Landscape Sketches
für Klavier zu vier Händen und Elektronik

Paul Müller Reyes
Fields of Resonances
für zwei Klaviere, Tape und Elektronik

Marc L. Vogler
I packed my bag
für Klavier, Cembalo und 2 Loop-Stationen als „Musikalisches Gedächtnis“


Preisvergabe durch Louwrens Langevoort und die Jury

Dariya Maminova
für zwei Spieler mit Synthesizern und Stimmsamples. Text: Edward Thomas und Boris Pasternak


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