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Rebecca Saunders
Composition Tutor

British-born Rebecca Saunders is one of the leading international composers of her generation. In her compositions, Saunders explores the sculptural and spatial properties of organised sound, which is often created in close collaborative dialogue with a variety of musicians and artists. Her music is performed by renowned ensembles, soloists, and orchestras, including Ensemble Musikfabrik, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, Diotima, Ensemble Resonanz, Ensemble Intercontemporain and numerous international orchestras. Rebecca Saunders has received numerous prizes, including the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize 2019, the Happy New Ears Prize 2015, the Hindemith Prize, the Mauricio Kagel Music Prize, as well as several Royal Philharmonic Society and BASCA British Composer Awards. Rebecca Saunders holds a professorship at the HMTM Hannover and teaches regularly at, amongst others, the Darmstadt Summer Courses. She is a member of the Academies of Arts in Berlin, Dresden and Munich.

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