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February 15th, 2019



Elisabethstraße 14, 8010 Graz

Salon III

music . talk . exchange

... all around accordion ...


An informal format, where tutors and Academy participants present their current work for about an hour and open up to a conversation with the interested audiences ...


free admission




February 15th, 2019


Helmut List Halle

Waagner-Biro-Straße 98a

8020 Graz



February 15th, 2019


Helmut List Halle

Waagner-Biro-Straße 98a

8020 Graz

Composers´ Talk


Nuno Costa | Timothy McCormack | Jung-Eun Park | Chris Swithinbank | Hakan Ulus

Ilan Volkov moderation



Laureate Concert


Klangforum Wien | Ilan Volkov conductor

Thomas Frey flute

Markus Sepperer oboe, English horn

Bernhard Zachhuber clarinet

Olivier Vivarès clarinet

Gerald Preinfalk saxophone

Lorelei Dowling bassoon

Andrej Kasijan horn

Anders Nyqvist trumpet

Mikel Rudolfsson trombone

Alex Lipowski percussion

Aurélie Saraf harp

Florian Müller piano

Georgios Lolas accordion

Sophie Schafleitner violin

Gunde Jäch-Micko violin

Geneviève Strosser viola

Benedikt Leitner cello

Evan Runyon double bass


Jung-Eun Park Stained-echo, 2018, impuls commission, world premiere

Hakan Ulus Tā Hā, 2018, impuls commission, world premiere

Timothy McCormack Sediment, 2018, impuls commission, world premiere

Chris Swithinbank this line comes from the past, 2018, impuls commission, world premiere

Nuno Costa Lillar-D, 2018, impuls commission, world premiere



Evening program


impuls promotes and supports young composers not only at its Academy, but also through the international impuls Composition Competition. Every second year impuls opens a call for its competition, commissions new works for ensemble from the composers selected and invites them to work with Klangforum Wien, one of the world´s leading ensembles, intensively at the impuls Composition Workshop. Tonight five of these newly written works will be premiered and of course all five composers will be present at this special event.

Anyone interested to find out more about the composers and their works has several chances to meet up with them beyond the concert itself: Already on February 13th a rehearsal will be opened up at the Proberaum of Klangforum Wien followed by a discussion of composers, conductor and also some of the interpreters (moderation: Doris Weberberger, mica) and just before tonight´s concert you will get the chance to meet up with the composers for a half hour composers´ talk (moderation: Ilan Volkov). And whoever takes an interest in a more in depth analysis of the works is welcome to join again a presentation and discussion with the composers and Ilan Volkov on 17.2.

On top of that Klangforum Wien and Ilan Volkov offer a full day with reading-sessions for young composer participants of the impuls Academy on 16.2., where, amongst others, questions on formal and esthetic aspects, notation and instrumentation are discussed.


18.30: free admission | in English

19.30: admission: € 16.- / € 11.- (reduced)

€ 6.- (music students with identity-card at the box-office)

Thanks to AVL Cultural Foundation for the kind support of the composition commissions.