|The CHRISTOPH DELZ FOUNDATION is based in Basel, Switzerland. Since 1998 it has held a triennial international competition for composers. The Foundation serves the aims stipulated by the Swiss pianist and pianist Christoph Delz before his death in 1993: to encourage contemporary composers to write serious art-music.
The first prize combines an award of up to 50,000 Swiss Francs and a guaranteed first performance in Lucerne.
The Christoph Delz Foundation Competition for Composers is held for the seventh time. Three selected works will be premiered within the framework of the Lucerne Piano Festival on 24 November 2018 by Nicolas Hodges.