Selected Events


Jury Member: “The Basel Composition Competition” (BCC) - fifth edition - will take place from 30 January to 2 February 2025. Composers can register on the website until 13 September 2024, and submit a new, unpublished work for chamber or symphony orchestra. The distinguished jury consists of jury president and composer Michael Jarrell, as well as internationally renowned composers Liza Lim, Augusta Read Thomas, Andrea L. Scartazzini, and the director of the Paul Sacher Foundation Dr. Florian Besthorn. After the application deadline, they will select ten to twelve compositions, which will be announced on 30 September. In February 2025, the Basel Chamber Orchestra, the Basel Symphony Orchestera, and the Basel Sinfonietta will perform those at the Don Bosco Music and Cultural Center in Basel. The three to four best compositions will be awarded at a final concert on 2 February 2025 and will receive prize money totaling CHF 100,000, including an audience award, which will be presented for the first time in 2025. Further information and the competition regulations also at

FEBRUARY 1, 2025
CHAMBER MUSIC TBD performed by students of the Musik-Akademie Basel / Hochschule für Musik Basel FHNW, as kindly arranged and led by Uli Fussenegger.

SPRING, 2025
World premiere of NEW WORK [working title is: PEACE PLEASE PIECE] for 3 percussion, 2 harps, piano, celesta, flute, clarinet doubling bass clarinet, violin, cello, commissioned by The Juilliard School, performed by AXIOM, conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky, Music Director, at Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY.