impuls Commissions

impuls does not only commission pieces in the framework of the impuls Composition Competition, but also commissions new works from other young composers for specific projects. For several years also impuls Academy composer participants profited from Ernst, a cooperation with the Ernst Krenek Institute and Klangforum Wien coming along with both a commission, a residency and a premiere of the new pieces.


impuls . Composition Competition Commissions

Since 2005 impuls commissions new pieces from composers selected through the impuls Composition Competition every second year.
Please check names of composers from this program below:


premiered on February 25th, 2025, Helmut List Halle, Graz

Damián Gorandi | Jieun Jeong | Piyawat Louilarpprasert | Njabulo Phungula | Kelley Sheehan



premiered on August 2nd, 2023, Helmut List Halle, Graz

Maurizio Azzan | Oren Boneh | Sachie Kobayashi | Anna Korsun



premiered on August 16th, 2021, Helmut List Halle, Graz

Ole Hübner | Alexander Kaiser | Emre Sihan Kaleli | Sonja Mutić | Yiqing Zhu



premiered on February 15th, 2019, Helmut List Halle, Graz

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



premiered on February 10th, 2017, Helmut List Halle, Graz

Adam McCartney | Carolyn Chen | Michalis Paraskakis | Diana Soh | Lorenzo Troiani



premiered on February 13th, 2015, Helmut List Halle, Graz

Wojtek Blecharz | Ashley Fure | Marco Momi | Brigitta Muntendorf | Davor Branimir Vincze



premiered on February 9th, 2013, Helmut List Halle, Graz

Malin Bång | Daniel Fígols Cuevas | Matthias Kranebitter | Anna Mikhailova



premiered on February 5th, 2011, Helmut List Halle, Graz

Tristan Brookes | Einar Torfi Einarsson | Sivan Cohen Elias | Vladimir Gorlinsky | Stefan Prins



premiered on February 14th, 2009, Helmut List Halle, Graz

Oscar Bianchi | Simone Movio | Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri | Hèctor Parra



premiered on February 8th, 2007, Helmut List Halle, Graz

Clemens Nachtmann | Robin Hoffmann | Eduardo Moguillansky | Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje



premiered on February 19th, 2005, Helmut List Halle, Graz

Erin Gee | Bryn Harrison | Carlos A. Iturralde | Christian Klein | Hannes Galette Seidl | Sebastian Stier


Text im Klang


premiered on October 18th, 2024, Florentinersaal, Graz

For the sixth edition of this project impuls commissions four new compositions from

Katharina Roth New work for violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano (2024, world premiere)

Daria Scia New work for violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano (2024, world premiere)

Hristina Šušak New work for violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano (2024, world premiere)

Lorenzo Troiani New work for violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano (2024, world premiere)

Literary inspiration by Elfriede Jelinek





premiered on November 5th, 2022, Priesterseminar, Graz

For the fifth edition of this project impuls commissions four new compositions from

Manuel Zwerger SPLIT-GADGET SKETCH, for cello, clarinet, timpani, performer (2022, world premiere)

Víctor Morató Ribera im kopf, for clarinet, accordion, percussion, cello (2022, world premiere)

Sinan Samanlı der leier flirren, for clarinet (+ bass clarinet), accordion, percussion, live-electronics (2022, world premiere)

Alexander Bauer LAMENT (augen gefieder), for bass clarinet, accordion, percussion, cello, media (2022, world premiere)

Text by Ferdinand Schmatz





premiered on September 18th, 2020, Priesterseminar, Graz

For the fourth edition of this project impuls commissioned four new compositions from

Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis embora, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello (2019/20)

Yulan Yu Z, for flute, clarinet and 2 musicians/tape-recorders (2019)

Joan Gómez Alemany eros - tans - tngi - ugog - celö - esel, for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello (2019)

Pedro Berardinelli por em, for flute, clarinet, cello (2019/20)

Text by Thomas Antonic





premiered on June 1st, 2018, Großer Minoritensaal, Graz
For the third edition of this project impuls commissioned five new compositions from

Francisco José Domínguez Robles Sehnsucht, for piano, percussion, saxophone and doublebass (2018)

Jinwook Jung Urmeer, for saxophone, percussion and piano (2018)

Anna Korsun Geheime Sehnsucht der Zellen, for quintet (2018)

Elena Rykova a message from a world in which we are absent, for amplified doublebass, percussion and objects (2018)

Diego Jiménez Tamame jeder Hinsicht indirekt..., for baritone saxophone, piano, percussion, doublebass and live-electronics (2018)

Text by Alexander Kluge





premiered on April 22nd, 2016, Großer Minoritensaal, Graz
For the second edition of this project impuls commissioned four new compositions from

Andrés Gutiérrez Martínez Draht, for violin, violincello and double bass (2016)

Mauro Hertig Vektoren, for bass-flute, clarinet, violoncello and double bass (2016)

Alexander Kaiser Choke, for 4 musicians (2016)

Marina Poleukhina war nichts, worin man Ihre Füße baden hätte dürfen., for violoncello, piano and double bass (2016)

Texts by Olga Flor, Valerie Fritsch, Thomas Stangl and Andreas Unterweger





premiered on November 8th, 2014, Großer Minoritensaal, Graz

Tamara Friebel Wind up your desire, for clarinet, violin, cello, double bass and a gramophone

Martin Hiendl tonus, for violin, cello and electronics

Eun-Ji Lee Map / Satellite-Hybrid du, for clarinet, saxophone, violin and cello

Sehyung Kim Ignition, for bass flute, bass clarinet, cello and double bass

Texts by Gerhild Steinbuch, Natascha Gangl, Stefan Schmitzer and Alexander Micheuz


Further commissions


premiered on July 24th, 2023, Forum Stadtpark, Graz
impuls commissions new compositions for the project In Situ, realized by hand werk, in the framework of the EU-project Ulysses.

Loïc Destremau

Mauro Hertig

Georgia Koumará

Julian Siffert


premiered on July 27th, 2023, KUG . MUMUTH, Graz

impuls, Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie and Gaudeamus Muziekweek comission a new piece, in the framework of the EU-project Ulysses.

Alex Paxton





premiered on Februrary 12th, 2019, KUG . Florentinersaal, Graz
impuls commissioned new compositions for experimental films by Peter Tscherkassky in 2017 to be premiered on February 12th 2019 by Ensemble Nikel in the framework of the EU-project Ulysses

Mirela Ivičević

Julien Malaussena





premiered on February 19th, 2015, KUG . MUMUTH, Graz
impuls commissions by Oliver Thurley and Tomoya Yokokawa as part of the project Dario Calderone - Solo Double bass within the Ulysses Network


premiered on February 23rd, 2015, KUG . Aula, Graz
Another impuls commission for Impulsive Lieder was given to Benjamin Scheuer.

The premieres took place at Gaudeamus Muziekweek and the impuls Festival 2015.


Ernst .

As part of a cooperation with impuls the Ernst Krenek Institut Privatstiftung commissions a composition to a participant of the composition classes of the impuls . Academy. After a three-week visit at the Institute in Krems and in-depth study of composer Ernst Krenek, a piece for chamber music ensemble is written. This new work is then to be premiered by Klangforum Wien, the third partner of this cooperation.