Johann Joseph Fux Competition for Opera Composition

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 opera composer of the baroque period who was born near Graz.

The Opera Composition Prize was awarded for the first time in 1998. As a general rule, the competition takes place every three years. The year 2003 was an exception, when Graz was the “European Capital of Culture”. The prize has been awarded eight times so far. Since 2011 the Johann Joseph Fux Competition for Opera Composition has been held as a competition on invitation.

Paradise
Consumnia
Avatara
Populus
Electric Dreams
Consumnia
Avatara
Electric Dreams

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

9th Johann-Joseph-Fux Competition for Opera Composition (2023 - 2026)

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8th Johann-Joseph-Fux Competition for Opera Composition
Prizewinner:
Christof Ressi, Austria with Avatara (2022)& Nina Šenk, Slovenia with Canvas  (2023)

7th Johann-Joseph-Fux Competition for Opera Composition
Prizewinner:
Sehyung Kim, Kazakhstan with Consumnia (2019) & Peter Jakober, Austria with Populus (2020)

6th Johann-Joseph-Fux Competition for Opera Composition
Prizewinner
: Martin Hiendl, Germany with Paradise (2016) & Matthew Shlomowitz, Australia with Electric Dreams  (2017)

5th Johann-Joseph-Fux Competition for Opera Composition
Prizewinner: Dmitri Kourliandski, Russia with Asteroid 62 (2013)

4th Johann-Joseph-Fux Competition for Opera Composition
Prizewinner: Mauro Montalbetti, Italy with Lies and Sorrow (2006)

3rd Johann-Joseph-Fux Competition for Opera Composition
Prizewinner: Burkhard Friedrich, Germany with Lanzelots Spiegel (2003)

2nd Johann-Joseph-Fux Competition for Opera Composition
Prizewinner: Tomaz Svete, Slovenia with Kriton (2000)

1st Johann-Joseph-Fux Competition for Opera Composition
Prizewinner: Mia Schmidt, Germany with Requiem für Fanny Goldmann (1998)

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