“New York-based composer Anna Clyne, who prefers writing in a collaborative vein with choreographers, film and visual artists, as well as other musicians, is to receive the 2016 Hindemith Prize at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in July,” writes Susan Elliott in Thursday’s (4/28) MusicalAmerica.com. “The non-competitive award, which carries a €20,000 purse, is decided upon by leading members of the industry, presided over by SHMF Director Dr. Christian Kuhnt…. Previous recipients include Olga Neuwirth (1999), Matthias Pintscher (2000), Thomas Adès (2001), Jörg Widmann (2002), Jörn Arnecke (2004), Lera Auerbach (2005), Dai Fujikura (2007), Bernd Richard Deutsch (2014), and David Philip Hefti (2015). Clyne, London-born, has recently finished a five-year residency with the Chicago Symphony…. She’s also been composer-in-residence with … the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music … and, for the current season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Commissions range from Carnegie Hall and the Los Angeles Philharmonic to Orpheus and the Houston Ballet. Highlights of the current season have included the world premieres of … a new work by Marin Alsop and the BSO … and the East Coast and UK premieres of her violin concerto, The Seamstress, performed by Jennifer Koh with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, respectively.”

Posted April 29, 2016