Final on August 31 from 4 pm onwards at the Dampfzentrale Berne
From pioneering avant-garde works to scores whose ink has hardly dried, the Concours Nicati offers great musical diversity. It encourages young musicians at the beginning of their career to translate bold, complex, enigmatic, recalcitrant and subtle texts into immersive sound experiences. Seen in this light, the competition is in keeping with previous editions, and yet resolutely faces the future. In late August 2019, the competition will for the first-ever time become a polymorphic site of never-before-explored performances – because creativity is at the root of our cultural life. It is the source without which nothing thrives.