Busoni Composition Prize

The Busoni Composition Prize was donated by Aribert Reimann in 1988 and is awarded every two to three years to young composers not yet known to the public. The award, amounting to 6,000 Euros, enables the Akademie der Künste to promote young compositional talent. In addition, a prize in the value of 2,500 Euros has been awarded since 1992 to composers still undergoing training. The laureates are determined by a members’ jury.

Busoni Composition Prize, 28 November 2015: Caspar Johannes Walter (Academy member, laudator), Ashley Fure (laureate), Aribert Reimann (Akademy member, donor of the Prize), Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari (Förderpreis)


1988     Stefan Carow
1990     Ludger Brümmer
1992     Jörg Birkenkötter
1994     Isabel Mundry
1996     Pierluigi Billone
1999     Orm Finnendahl
2002     Enno Poppe
2005     Michael Hirsch
2008     Eun-Hwa Cho
2011     Michael Pelzel
2013     Sarah Nemtsov
2015     Ashley Fure
2017     Benjamin Scheuer


1992     Alexander Stankovski
1994     Rebecca Saunders
1996     Sebastian Stier
1999     Kilian Schwoon
2002     Daniel Smutny
2005     Philipp Blume
2008     Annesley Black
2011     Tristan Brookes
2013     Lisa Streich
2015     Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari
2017     Óscar Escudero