The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress and the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Inc. have awarded commissions for new musical works to five composers. Jointly granting the commissions are the foundations and the performing organizations that will present the newly composed works.
Award winners and the groups co-sponsoring their commissions are:
Tristan Murail and YarnWire (This is Murail’s second Koussevitzky commission.)
Kaija Saariaho and Da Camera of Houston
Ronald Bruce Smith and the Del Sol Quartet
Kate Soper and Alarm Will Sound
Wang Jie and the League of Composers/ISCM (the U.S. chapter of the International Society of Contemporary Music)
The Koussevitzky Foundation does not make public the amount awarded for commissions. Applications for commissions are accepted annually. More information is available at Koussevitzky.org.
(–from the press release)