Elischa Kaminer

Award: Career Development Bursary

Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Composer

Location: N/A

Website: www.elischakaminer.com/

Elischa Kaminer (*1991 in Frankfurt am Main) is a composer and theatre-maker based in London and Frankfurt.

His works for stage, the concert hall, exhibition spaces, dance and film have been performed internationally at festivals and venues such as KORZO Theatre The Hague, Spitalfields Music Festival London, the Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art Yerevan, the Frankfurt Filmmuseum and RADA London by ensembles such as the Arch Sinfonia London, Kammerensemble für Neue Musik Berlin (KNM), Ensemble x.y., the Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble, the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra as well as the Halberstadt Orchestra. Radio broadcasts on Deutschland Radio Kultur, Resonance FM and Resonance Extra.

In 2010 he was awarded an Entrance Scholarship to study composition at the Royal Academy of Music, London with David Sawer (First Class Honours) followed by postgraduate studies at the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaften, Gießen supported by the Gerhard C. Starck Stiftung scholarship. During his studies he attended masterclasses with Harrison Birtwistle, Oliver Knussen, Beat Furrer, Rolf Wallin and Walid Raad. Further teachers included Philip Cashian, Christopher Austin, Simon Bainbridge and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

His work has been awarded several prices including the Ideastap Electronic Music Prize 2014, the Voxnovus 60x60 Electronic Music Prize 2011, the Andreas-Werckmeister-Prize for Orchestral Music 2009, the Jugend-Kompositionswettbewerb Sachsen-Anhalt 2008 as well as the Bundeswettbewerb Komposition 2008 and 2009 respectively