Once a year the American Academy in Rome holds a competition, honoring 15 emerging artists as well as 15 scholars from the US with the so-called Rome Prize.
The winners are invited to the Academy, where they can thrive on the presence of cultural heritage as well as the exchange with the fellows from other fields.
We take a look at some of the compositions, that winners in musical composition have composed either while staying in Rome, or based on their experiences there.
Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Jesse McQuarters
Andrew Norman – A Companion Guide to Rome
Performed by the Scharoun Ensemble
Charles Norman Mason – Incantessimi
Steven M. Burke – Over a Moving Landscape
Performed by Paul Hostetter and the Sequitur Ensemble
Michael Hersch – Octet
Performed by members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Pierre Jalbert – Sonata for Solo Marimba
Performed by Makoto Nakura