Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2023

Jul, Aug, Sep

Anna Korsun | Composer, Performer and Teacher

Anna Korsun | Image: Villa Massimo, Alberto Novelli
Anna Korsun | Image: Villa Massimo, Alberto Novelli

Anna Korsun was born in Ukraine and completed her compositional education at the Kyiv National Academy of Music, the University of Music, and the  Theatre Munich. Today she works as composer, performer and teacher in Germany as well as around the globe. Korsun’s work focuses on a variety of  different formations that vary from solo to orchestra and include acoustic instruments, voice, electronics, and  sounding objects. Her work incorporates visual art, theater, dance and literature.

Project Description
In Los Angeles, Korsun and Khismatov plan to develop a collaborative composition for sound objects made from recycled materials as commentary.

2020 | Марево for singing ensemble. Premier: musica festival, Strasbourg, France. Performer: Ensemble Modern
2019 | Signals for 14 voices with megaphones. Premier: Dag in de Branding, The Hague, Netherlands
2018 | Audioguide for singing orchestra. Premier: Sondershausen, Germany. Performer: Loh-Orchester Sondershausen
2016 | Ulenflucht for 20 singing performers with animal calls. Premier: Gaudeamus Music Week, Utrecht, Netherlands. Performers: Silbersee, Shapeshift
2014 | Sirene for 22 voices. Premier: Dag in de Brandig, The Hague, Netherlands, 2019
2014 | Pulsar for organ and voice. Premier: project „Ereignishorizont“ Bamberg, Germany. Performer: Anna Korsun

Villa Massimo
Goethe Institute Canada
Christoph-and-Stephan-Kaske-Foundation Award
Gaudeamus Award
Art-Award Berlin
Open Ear of Trillende Lucht Foundation