5th Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition
Prize-winning and recommended pieces

1 to 4 February 2022

The 5th edition of the Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition attracted a total of 160 submissions from 46 countries in all the continents of the world. The pieces selected for the final round were played by students of the Ludwig van Beethoven Department of Piano in Music Education.


Patrick Thomas Schäfer (Germany): Creatures (1st prize)
I. The creatures we fear under our beds

II. The creatures you don't have to run away from

III. The creatures to which some people pray to

IV. The poor creatures

V. The creatures with hard shell and soft core

Lavenie Natalie Steger


Adrian Mocanu (Ukraine): La piccola fiammiferaia (2nd prize)

Xiang Zuo


Biin Jin (South Korea): Pendule (shared 3rd prize)

Julia Charlotte Alton


Óscar Prados (Spain): Interludes for piano (two, three and four players) (shared 3rd prize)
I. Little laced lightnings (four players)

II. Waving together (two players)

III. Cantor and the Kantor (two players)

IV. Twin paths (three players)

V. Incantation to cross a chasm (two players)

VI. Zero-sum (two players)

VII. Chorale of silk in four colours (four players)

Isabella Brunbauer / Supisara Kaseamluck / Seyedreza Mojtabavi / Heidrun Wurm


In-Gi Kim (South Korea): Qualia (recommendation)

Eliza Agajeva


Karlo Margetić (New Zealand): In all directions (recommendation)
I. Lattice (Up/Down)

II. Earth and Stars (Left/Right)

III. Labyrinth (Backwards/Forwards)

IV. Anchor (Still)

V. Epilogue (Entropy)

Benedikt Holter


Luis Alberto Tenaglia (Argentina): Los días antes del Tiempo II (recommendation)

Franziska Musil


Marc Vogler (Germany): Organum (recommendation)

Aida Akhmetova


Tonmeister: Benedikt Ross