Johann-Joseph-Fux Competition for Opera Composition 2020-23
Johann Joseph Fux Competition for Opera Composition
presented by the Province of Styria
On the occasion of the transformation of the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz into a university in 1998 the Styrian Government endowed a cultural prize named “Johann Joseph Fux Competition for Opera Composition “ which is organized by the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG). This competition is dedicated to Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741), the great Styrian composer of the baroque period who was born near Graz.The competition usually takes place every three years. Up to now this prize was awarded six times: 1998, 2000, 2003 (in the year of Graz called “European Capital”), 2006, 2013 and 2016. Since 2011 the Johann Joseph Fux Competition for Opera Composition presented by the Province of Styria organized by the KUG is held under a new concept. It combines both an invited competition and the commissioning of compositions.