Francisco C. Goldschmidt

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 - 12:29 pm

Francisco C. Goldschmidt, current laureate of the Bernd-Alois-Zimmermann Composition Prize 2016 of the City of Cologne, lives and works since 2011 as a composer and artistic director of the Kommas Ensemble in Germany.

In 2012, his piece “∩” was selected at the »North Rhine-Westphalia Orchestra Composition Competition« and performed by the Gürzenich-Orchestra of Cologne, as well as the II° Meisterkurs-Orchester of the SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart. In 2014, he received the Second Prize at the »Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Competition 2014« for his piece “;;” performed by the Studio Musikfabrik at the Joseph-Joachim Concert Hall of Berlin University of the Arts (UDK). The same year, his piece “…pedazos de rostros… (;;;;)”, performed by Ensemble MAM, received a »Music Honorable Mention« at the »new talents – biennale Cologne«, being awarded by the »RheinSilver Award 2014«. In 2016, his orchestra piece “recuerdos sin nombre” was selected at the »III° Meisterkurs Orchesterkomposition« with the SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart and will be performed at the Acht Brücken Festival 2017 in Cologne. His last ensemble piece “…murmuró con furia…” (2015/2016) was premiered at the MusikFabrik Studio in Cologne and recorded by the »ensemble hand werk« for the CD “Kurzwelle” promoted by »ON Neue Musik Köln«. It was also selected for the »Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik 2016« and at the »ZKM Center for Art and Media« in Karlsruhe performed by IEMA Ensemble 2015/2016 (Mobile Beats Ensemble); as well at the »57. Meisterkursen of University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar« (Ensemble Recherche), at the »Rieti Composit Festival 2016« in Italy (mdi ensemble), at the »Frakzionen – Contemporary Music Festival 2017« in Bielefeld (Kommas Ensemble) and at the »Taipei Philharmonic« in Taiwan (Ensemble TimeArt Studio).