Eward Hopper is a cult, he is considered one of the icons of American painting. Renowned US authors such as Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Joyce Carol Oates have been inspired by his pictures. The result is 17 short stories summarized in the anthology “In Sunlight or in Shadow”.
For this year’s Young Talent Award Media Music, young musicians, composer and Sound Designer until 35 years were invited to write a new (medium-) music composition for the renowned Kaiser Quartett and one of the 18 pictures/17 stories to set to music. In addition to original compositions for string quartet, orchestral scores were also accepted.
For the first time, the jury of experts has awarded two first prizes. We congratulate Lev Tyrnov from Ukraine and Rune Eskildsen from Denmark for this year’s Young Talent Award Media Music. Both works were performed by the Kaiser Quartet at the award ceremony on 13 June 2018 in the Elsa Brändström House. The renowned Hamburg string quartet has also played some pieces with the film composer and pianist Frans Bak for the first time.