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Winner of 1st Claudio Abbado Composition Prize

The Berlin Philharmonic has named the first winner of the Claudio Abbado Composition Prize as Jorg Widmann. The 33 year old composer from Munich studied at Julliard and has been taught by composers including Hans Werner Henze, Wolfgang Rihm and Heiner Goebbels. The award is to be given every two years to a composer who writes a work for members of the Philharmonic's Orchestra Academy. Widmann received the award for a quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet and horn which will be premiered in Berlin on Friday 10th November.


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