Composers' Prize 2021 for Malte Giesen from the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation
The composer Malte Giesen will receive one of the three Composers' Prizes 2021 of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, each endowed with 35,000 euros. Malte Giesen is a graduate of the Hanns Eisler School of Music and now teaches electroacoustic music at the school as well as contemporary improvisation at the HfM Karlsruhe.
Malte Giesen, born in Germany in 1988, studied composition and computer music at the Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts with Marco Stroppa and Oliver Schneller, followed by further studies at CNSM Paris with Gérard Pesson. At the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin, he studied with Prof. Hanspeter Kyburz and electroacoustic music with Prof. Wolfgang Heiniger.
The award for promising young composers is endowed with 35,000 euros each. In addition, the young artists will receive an individually and high-quality portrait CD, which will appear in the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation series on the Vienna label KAIROS. The three composers will be presented on October 1, 2021 together with the 2020 award winners in two concerts, which will be organized by the musica viva of Bayerischer Rundfunk in the Prinzregententheater in Munich.
In the Corona year 2020, the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation supported music students in need with 3.6 million euros, including students from the Hanns Eisler. The student aid fund was re-launched for 2021 with 2 million euros. The main concern of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation will continue to be the funding of contemporary music projects worldwide in 2021, into which the majority of the funding volume will flow.