Johann Joseph Fux Competition for Opera Composition

Electric Dreams; Foto: Johannes Gellner
| Foto: Johannes Gellner

The Johann Joseph Fux Competition for Opera Composition, organised by the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG) and presented by the Province of Styria, was launched in 1998 as a regional cultural prize, in recognition of the transformation of the former Academy of Music and Performing Arts into a University. This competition is dedicated to Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741), the great Styrian composer of the baroque period who was born near Graz.

As a general rule, the competition takes place every three years. Up to now this prize has been awarded six times: 1998, 2000, 2003 (in the year of Graz called “European Capital”), 2006, 2013 and 2016. Since 2011 the Johann Joseph Fux Competition for Opera Composition has been held under a new concept. It combines both an invited competition and the commissioning of compositions.



8th Johann-Joseph-Fux Competition for Opera Composition (2020 - 2023)
>>  Announcement
>> Prizewinners

7th Johann-Joseph-Fux Competition for Opera Composition (2017 - 2020)
>> Announcement
>> Prizewinners
>> Productions

6th Johann-Joseph-Fux Competition for Opera Composition (2014 -2017)
>> Announcement
>> Prizewinners
>> Productions
 


Prizewinners and their works

2020 - Populus (Peter Jakober, Austria) --> Premiere: October 11th 2020 MUMUTH; additional performances: October 12th & 14th, 2020

2019 - Consumnia (Sehyung Kim, Kazakhstan) --> Premiere: October 6th 2019 MUMUTH; additional performances: October 7th & 9th, 2019

2017 - Electric Dreams (Matthew Shlomowitz, Australia)  --> Premiere: October 8th 2017 MUMUTH; additional performances: October 9th & 11th, 2017

2016 – Paradise (Martin Hiendl, Germany) --> Premiere October 9th 2016 MUMUTH
>> Making of
>> Trailer

2013 – Asteroid 62 (Dmitri Kourliandski, Russia) 
>> Photos
>> Making-of Trailer [04:28]
>> Making-of total version [01:08:00]

2006 – Lies and Sorrow (Mauro Montalbetti, Italy)

2003 – Lanzelots Spiegel (Burkhard Friedrich, Germany)

2000 – Kriton (Tomaz Svete, Slovenia)

1998 – Requiem für Fanny Goldmann (Mia Schmidt, Germany)

Information:
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz
Britta Reininghaus
fux.wettbewerb@kug.ac.at