Composition by Martin Scheuregger shortlisted for award

Richard Powell (violin) and Christopher Leedham (piano)

PhD candidate Martin Scheuregger’s In that solitude for violin and piano has been shortlisted for the Creative Responses to Modernism competition, hosted by King’s College London.

The shortlist of three was recently announced, and includes a book and a sound poem: the works were chosen by a judging panel comprising Lisa Appignanesi, Michael Berkeley, Juliet Gardiner, Jeremy Harding, Deborah Levy, Stephen Romer and Fiona Shaw. Details of the competition and shortlist can be found here

Martin’s composition approaches the issue of musical fragmentation and forms a part of his wider research into issues of brevity in music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This work has included an analytical study of György Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments recently published in Contemporary Music Review, and a presentation at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent, earlier this year.

In that solitude will be performed in London at a prize giving on 23 June by CMRC alumnus Christopher Leedham (piano), and current PhD student Richard Powell (violin). The duo premiered and recorded the work in 2013 before a performance by a further duo at Sydney Conservatorium, Australia.


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