Protonwerk is the platform for contemporary music, created by Ensemble Proton Bern. With the support of Swiss Cultural Foundation Pro Helvetia we have been working together to inspire the upcoming generation of composers early on in their professional careers. Those interested can apply to receive a commission to write a new work for one of the annual Protonwerk concerts.
Not older than 35 years by the time of the application
Completed undergraduate studies
If possible, we will award around half of the commissions to composers of Swiss nationality of who live in Switzerland
Winners from previous years will only be considered in exceptional cases.
Instrumentation of the commissions: 8 musicians, (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, harp, piano, violin, violoncello), with conductor
Duration of 10 minutes
Fee of 2000 Swiss Francs, no further expenses covered
Deadline for Protonwerk No 13 commissions: 31st November 2023
The outcome will be notified late November 2022 and the concert will take place in early 2024, performed by Ensemble Proton Bern.
Deadline 15 October 2022