Hindemith Prize 2018 of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival
The artist, born in 1983 in Rome, began her musical career at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome, where she studied flute before beginning studies in composition, encouraged by one of her teachers there. “... throughout my entire childhood, I worked towards becoming a flutist. My harmony teacher then more or less forced me to study composition, which I did from 2003 onwards. Just a year later, I realised that composing is the art that best answers to my needs.”
Each new composition in her oeuvre is for Clara Iannotta a new field of experimentation in order to more precisely define her own musical language. “Clara Iannotta convinces listeners with her own radical musical language free of all compromise”, says Christian Kuhnt, Intendant of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.
The presentation of the award will take place on 23 Juliy 2018 at 19:00 PM on the grounds of NordArt in Rendsburg-Büdelsdorf. The Trio Catch will perform, amongst other works, Clara Iannotta’s The people here go mad. They blame the wind, which was composed especially for this ensemble. The work is an acoustical and visual experience, and is notable for the inclusion of so-called mechanical “music boxes”. The programme also includes the Drei Aquarelle by the 2008 Hindemith Prize winner Marton Illés, who also worte his work for the three musicians of the Trio Catch.
The Hindemith Prize, which has been awarded since 1990 during the course of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, promotes outstanding contemporary composers. The prize has been endowed by the Fondation Hindemith, Blonay (Switzerland), the Rudolf and Erika Koch Foundation, Walther and Käthe Busche Foundation and the Gerhard Trede Foundation as well as the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the Province of Schleswig-Holstein.
Further information (in German only): https://www.shmf.de/de/hindemith-preis-an-clara-iannotta