Cyrill Schürch is an award-winning composer as well as an active pianist. His music is published by Carus-Verlag and is widely performed, most recently in St. Petersburg by the Hermitage State Orchestra, in London by Ayre Flutes and in Houston by the Moores Concert Chorale. He received his PhD in composition from King's College London, and a BM and MM in both composition and piano from the UH Moores School of Music. Next to the new composition for the Europa Cantat Atelier, he is currently composing a chamber piece for the final of the Mario Merz Prize.


Leading the following workshop in EUROPA CANTAT Pécs:

The choral composer and the expectations of the singers and the audience (round table discussion)
Cyrill SCHÜRCH (CH)Ambrož ČOPI (SI)Ivo Antognini (CH)

For a choral composer there are usually two situations: A choir or conductor commissions a work or the composer creates a work freely. In each case, what would be the compositional process, how do I deal with a text, its setting, interaction with a commissioning party, etc. in order to create a better work and a superior musical experience for both the singers and ultimately the audience? What are some of the considerations and what are the similarities and differences in each situation?

Leader of CCP sessions:
Cyrill SCHÜRCH Short bio
Ambrož ČOPI Short bio
Ivo Antognini Short bio
Start date of atelier: Saturday 01 August
10:30 - 11:30
Programme type: round table session