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Anna Korsun

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Anna Korsun

Anna Korsun (1986, Ukraine) is a composer, sound artist, and performer based in Germany.

She studied composition in Kyiv and Munich with Moritz Eggert.

She works for different formations from solo to orchestra, including acoustic instruments, voice, electronics, and sounding objects. She collaborates with visual arts, dance, theater, and literature. Anna involves both professional and amateur musicians in her works, as well as non-musicians. Besides her activities as an artist, Anna performs contemporary music as a vocalist/keyboardist, directs musical projects, and teaches composition at Amsterdam conservatory, as well as at international courses.

She participated at international festivals such as eclat, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, ISCM, Warsaw Autumn, Festival Musica Strasbourg, worked with Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, SWR Vokalensemble, ensemble mosaik, ascolta, ensemble modern, AskoSchoenberg, Camerata Silesia, Silbersee, Bavarian Academy of Theater August Everding, Ludwik-Solski-Academy for performing arts in Krakow, LOH-Orchester, Thüringer Symphoniker. She was an artist-in-residence at Villa Massimo in Rome, Residency for New Music Goethe Institute Canada, Academy Schloss Solitude, Cité internationale des arts in Paris, and others. 

Selected works

In The Cage for string quartet, cembalo, sound objects and metal fence (2022)

Performers: Quartetto Maurice

17 June 2022, Musica in Prossimità, Pinerolo, Italy


SIGNALS for Megaphone Choir (2019)

Managing Director – Thorsten Hinz, MEGAPHONE CHOIR: Johannes v. Buttlar, Madeline Cain, Anne-Victoria Coat, Ji Eun Kim, Tobias Hamann, Barnabas Herrmann, Sonja Horlacher, Hugo José Couto Paiva, Michiko Saiki, Zachary Seely, Mrika Sefa, Yuliia Vash, Flavio Virzi, Hernán Atilio Vuga

5 and 6 September 2020, Bergbau Technik Park, Leipzig, Germany


Sottilissime for singing string trio (2019)

Performers: Distractfold Ensemble

5 October 2019, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, Austria


Ulenflucht for 20 performers (2016)

Performers: vocal ensembles Voxnova Italia and EVO Ensemble, director Tonino Battista

10 March 2019, Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri in Rome, Italy.


Spleen for singing ensemble (2019)

Performers: ensemble mosaic Spleen

24 January 2020 Villa Massimo in den KW, Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany


Marevo for singing ensemble (2020)

Performers: Ensemble Modern

10 March 2022, Benefizkonzert für die Ukraine, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Großer Saal, Germany


Ucht for ensemble and tape (2015)

Performers: Ensemble ascolta; conductor: Michael Wendeberg

7 February 2016, Eclat Festival Stuttgart, Germany



2019 Vierteljahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Germany

2019 Open Ear Award of Trillende Lucht Foundation, Netherlands

2018 Kunstpreis Berlin, Germany

2017 Christoph and Stephan Kaske Foundation Prize, Munich, Germany

2017 1st Prize of Sondershäuser Competition, Sondershausen, Germany

2014 Winner of Gaudeamus Musiс Prize, Netherlands

2014 Laureate of Harald-Henzmer competition, Germany

2014 Laureate of 8. pre-art competition, Switzerland

2013 Laureate of Neue Tone competition, Germany

2012 Leonhard und Ida Wolf-Gedaechtnispreise, Munich, Germany

Funded by the Stabilisation Fund for Culture and Education of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut. goethe.de

Project team: Les Vynogradov, Albert Saprykin, Mariia Tytova, Polina Horodyska, Daria Vdovina, Dmytro Babenko, Olha Sauh