Ensemblefestival for contemporary music2020-01-03T15:30:01+01:00



The program is ready.

The timetable for the first Ensemble Festival for Contemporary Music is now complete. Visitors can expert a top class international mixture of concerts (live and online), Workshops and lectures (both online). You will find information about the concerts, the other events and the ticket sales right here.


Award winners of the international composition competition have been chosen

The Forum of Contemporary Music Leipzig [FZML] has launched an international composition competition in cooperation with the Leipzig-based ensemble Tempus Konnex. Applications from over 50 countries were received in Leipzig. The prize winners have been selected by a top-class international jury. The jury consisted of the composers Dr. Oscar Bianchi, Prof. Dr. Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, JiYoun Doo (Tempus Konnex) and Thomas Christoph Heyde (FZML) and the conductor Titus Engel.

A first prize was not awarded. The shared second place goes to Rafael Rentería (Mexico) and Tobias Fandel (Germany), the third place to Jug K. Marković (Serbia)

The prize-winning compositions will be performed during the festival by the ensemble Tempus Konnex.


International Composition Competition


For the 2020 Leipzig Ensemble Festival for Contemporary Music, the Forum Zeitgenössischer Musik Leipzig [FZML] together with the ensemble Tempus Konnex is holding a international composition competition.

Composers of every nationality and age are eligible to participate in the competition. A jury will award three prizes totaling €3,800. You can find the competition regulations and forms here.

FZML and the ensemble Tempus Konnex under one roof

The artistic director of FZML, Thomas Chr. Heyde, and JiYoun Doo, the artistic director of the ensemble Tempus Konnex, decided to join forces with their organizations in a long-term cooperation. As a result, the well-established FZML is enriched by a group of young, international musicians that has developed into a top ensemble over the last few years.

This collaboration was given its trial run within the scope of the 2019 IMPULS Festival and will continue in the future with the Ensemble Festival for Contemporary Music.


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