Swiss-Austrian composer Beat Furrer was granted the twelfth edition of the Roche Commissions series. He has been commissioned to create a new work, which will be given its world premiere during the Lucerne Festival in summer 2024 by the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO).
Roche Commissions is a unique collaboration between Roche, the
Rather than commissioning works that will cater to mainstream fashions or focusing on current popular appeal,
The roots of this ground-breaking initiative stem from a partnership between Roche, the Cleveland Orchestra and Carnegie Hall which is now continued by the unique collaboration between Roche, Lucerne Festival and Lucerne Festival Academy.
The Roche Young Commissions series was established for the first time in 2013 as a new and unique form of cooperation between Roche,
As part of their commission, the composers visit the Roche Headquarters in Basel and are paired with two young Roche scientists for intensive interactions, meet with researchers and engage in other activities designed to inspire the dialogue between science and art. Artistic Director
Believing in the affinities between the creativity of arts and the innovation of science, Roche invites 60 young, high-performing Roche scientists to the inspirational concert to celebrate their contributions to science and innovation.
Spanish composer David Moliner and the armenian Hovik Sardaryan have been selected by Wolfgang Rihm, Artistic Director, Lucerne Festival Academy, as the winners of the composition commissions in the next edition of the Roche Young Commissions series. Each of these two composers has been commissioned to create a new work within the next two years, which will be given its world premiere during the Summer Festival in 2023.