Alex Paxton wins Ernst von Siemens Composer's Prize
ricordilab laureate Alex Paxton receives one of three Composers Prizes by the renowned Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation. The British composer and improvising trombonist manages to marry the best of three worlds: Classical music, jazz and pop. “Alex transfers his playful desire to improvise into his compositions and writes refined, passionate music full of pulsating energy and stylistic diversity”, says the foundation. Endowed with 35,000 EUR, this is Alex’ second award over the course of two months. It was only last December that Alex received the Hindemith Prize, following his ricordilab colleague Hannah Kendall who won the prize in 2021.
Congratulations, dear Alex!
New releases and more
With his work iLolli-Pop
(2019-2020), the young composer recently opened the ECLAT Festival in Stuttgart, performed by Ensemble Modern and conducted by Enno Poppe.
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The British Riot Ensemble
will perform the new piece at Festival MaerzMusik
25.03.2023 in Berlin.
And don’t miss his new Album Happy Music for Orchestra
, to be released on Delphian Records
Photos: EvS Musikstiftung, Rui Camilo