2014 Competition Contest WINNER

Felix Leuschner photo by Pedro Malinowski

Felix Leuschner photo by Pedro Malinowski

Felix Leuschner's work for tenor and cello Krieg ohne Schlacht is the winner of the 2014 Left Coast Composition Contest. Left Coast will perform the piece in the final concert of the 2014-15 season: Left Coast Goes to the Museum. 

A tenor and a cellist perform songs to texts by Heiner Müller. The focus is on the emotional world of a young man who mourns the death of his late father. Conflicting emotions are running simultaneously. It culminates in a battle between desire and anger, love and hate. The world premiere was at the 11th Munich Biennale in 2008.


Honorable mention went to Gordon Williamson in Hannover Germany for his work Vier Stückchen.   

Past winners include 

  • Michael-Thomas Foumai
  • Ryan Carter
  • Mike Solomon
  • Steven Snowden
  • Matthew Barnson
  • Stephen Feigenbaum
  • Moritz Eggert
  • Carl Schimmel
  • Justin Merritt
  • Claude Baker
  • Bruno Ruviaro
  • Tamar Muskal
  • Gabriel Vine
  • Yehuda Yannay

photo banner: Jeanette Yu