A 2015 winner of an Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung Composer Prize, Christian Mason is enjoying a prolific career with an array of prestigious commissions. Recent premieres include ‘Zwischen den Sternen’ for Ensemble Recherche at the Ultraschall Festival Berlin, ‘Eternal Return’ written for hr-sinfonieorchester, celebrating Breitkopf & Härtel’s 300th anniversary in January 2019, and ‘Eternity in an hour’ for Vienna Philharmonic in April/May 2019. Forthcoming works have been commissioned by Konzerthausorchester Berlin (to be conducted by Christoph Eschenbach, touring Germany in June 2020). Other current projects include ‘Inner Landscapes’ for solo piano, written as test pieces for the Concours International de Piano d’Orléans ‘Brin d’Herbe’ (April 2019), and new works for the Arditti String Quartet (to premiere at the Paris Philharmonie in January 2020), Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Ensemble Itinéraire, and Ligeti String Quartet, in addition to a new music-theatre project initiated by the Royal Opera House in collaboration with librettist Chris Goode.
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