In the framework of the next festival ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln (EIGHT BRIDGES | Music
for Cologne) which will take place for the tenth time in 2023, composers up to 35 years are invited to
present a new work for ensemble. A recording of the concert by WDR for radio broadcast is planned.
The winners will be selected by a jury and will be rewarded with a total budget of € 9,000. Furthermore
ACHT BRÜCKEN awards a composition commission to the winner of the first prize for one of the
upcoming festival editions.
All current or former composition students born on or after 1 January 1987 are entitled
to participate. Permitted are works for ensemble (instrumentation as follows: violin, viola,
violoncello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, percussion (1), piano, guitar | with conductor)
with a maximum duration of 15 minutes.
Deadline for the submission of applications is November 28, 2022.
The jury will select three compositions from the applications which will be premiered by Ensemble
ÉRMA at ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln (28.04.-07.05.2023).
The jury consists of the following members:
• Jennifer Seubel, Ensemble ÉRMA
• Brigitta Muntendorf, Professor for Composition of Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
• Werner Wittersheim, WDR
• Paulo Álvares, Pianist
Details are available at web pages: