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- Dai Fujikura wins Hindemith Prize for composition
[posted 17 August 2007]
The Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival's Paul Hindemith Prize, an award of €20,000, was won by Japanese composer Dai Fujikura. It was given during a ceremony on 16 August, featuring members of Ensemble Resonanz, who played Hindemith's String Quartet No. 7 as well as Fujikara's "Another Place" (2005) for wind-string sextet and "Time Unlocked" (2007) for string quartet.
The jury, headed by festival director Rolf Beck, was unanimous in its decision.
Japanese composer Dai Fujikura moved to London when he was 15 years old, where he studied at the Trinity College of Music (Daryl Runswick), the Royal College of Music (Edwin Roxburgh), and King’s College London (George Benjamin). He has been awarded several prestigious prizes: first prize in the Serocki International Composers’ Competition (1998), the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival Young Composers’ Award (1998), second prize in the Toru Takemitsu Award (2003), the Royal Philharmonic Composition Prize (2004), and the Internationaler Wiener Composition Prize — the Claudio Abbado composition award — (2005).