The winner of this year’s Geneva International Composition Prize is the Japanese Shoichi Yabuta (32). He won at the final Round, which was held yesterday at the Studio Ansermet in Geneva, with his work for string quartet, Billow.

The Audience, Young Audience and Students Special Prizes were awarded to 20-year-old South Korean Sunghyun Lee for his string quartet Moment Etincelant. Portuguese candidate Adérito Valente (35) received the Heim Foundation Special Prize for his work Onis ex Tempore.

The subject of the Composition Prize 2015 was a piece for string quartet. The official Jury was composed of five renowned composers: Michael Jarrell (Chairman, Switzerland), Pascal Dusapin (France), Luca Francesconi (Italy), Dai Fujikura (Japan) and Wolfgang Rihm (Germany).

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