Carl Prize for Steen-Andersen and Stauning

Edition·S is very proud to be the publisher of both prize-winning works in the categories 'Classical composer - large and small ensemble'. Congratulations to Simon Steen-Andersen, Martin Stauning, and all the other recipients of the Carl Prize 2020.

Simon Steen-Andersen at the premiere of TRIO. Photo: SWR Classic
Simon Steen-Andersen
is awarded the Carl Prize 2020 in the category Classical composer of the year – large ensemble. He receives the award for TRIO, written for symphony orchestra, big band, choir and video. The piece was premiered at the renowned Donaueschinger Musiktage in October 2019 by SWR’s (Südwestrundfunk) symphony orchestra, big band, and choir.

In TRIO Simon Steen-Andersen treats the three ensembles as three individual instruments. The ensembles on stage are joined by a long line of musical predecessors from SWR’s comprehensive video archives, in a high-speed, virtuoso interplay between the past and the present.

TRIO was commissioned by Südwestrundfunk and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. On the occasion of the premiere, Simon Steen-Andersen received the SWR Orchestra Prize. Local audiences can look forward to the Danish premiere of the piece in 2022. Until then, the world premiere can be (re)experienced here.

The work is published by Edition·S, and all three scores are available here.

Martin Stauning receives the Carl Prize for Stèle à Six Faces
Martin Stauning. Photo: Caroline Bittencourt
Martin Stauning
has been awarded the Carl Prize 2020 in the category Classical Composer of the year - Small ensemble for his piece Stèle à Six Faces. The piece is written for violin, clarinet, cello, and piano, and was commissioned and premiered by Messiaen Quartet Copenhagen.

Martin Stauning writes intense and evocative music. His works always have an immediate and sensuous quality demonstrating Stauning’s distinctive personal, lyrical expression. In 2017 he received the Carl Prize for his piece Îles en Mer d’Argent, commissioned and premiered by the Danish Chamber Players.

Stèle à Six Faces is published by Edition·S, and the score is available here.