Ansgar Beste

Friday, February 21st, 2014 - 4:40 am

Photo Credit: Beate Heidecke, Bamberg

Photo Credit: Beate Heidecke, Bamberg

Ansgar Beste is a composer from Malmö/S with three main concerns in composing: innovative sounds, structure and theatricality. He studied composition with the teachers Michael Obst, Luca Francesconi, Adriana Hölszky, Wolfgang Rihm, Hanspeter Kyburz, and Beat Furrer. He won composition prizes such as the 1st prize at the Stuttgart Composition Prize (2010), 2nd prize at Uppsala Composition Competition (2012), and the ZEITklang award (2011). His music also won competition commissions from the Tremplin Commission Program (2012), the ISCM Vocal Music Competition (2011), and the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation (2013). He has also received scholarships including ones from the Friedrich Ebert foundation (2004-09), the Royal Swedish Academy of Music (2008-12), the Villa Concordia (2011), the Norwegian Academy of Music PhD Research Fellowship (2011), the International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt (2012), the Künstlerhaus Lukas (2012), the Swedish Arts Council, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee and Society of Swedish Composers (2012), as well as the Arts Council Norway (2013). His music has been performed music festivals across Europe and North America: like the La Biennale di Venezia , the Darmstadt Summer Course, ECLAT in Stuttgart, the MATA Festival in New York , the New Talents Biennale Cologne, the Nordic Music Days, the Wien Modern, the ISCM World New Music Days, the Young Euro Classic, and the Young Nordic Music.