Mario Merz Prize

Edition 4


Farzia Fallah

Farzia Fallah (Tehran – Iran, 1980). Lives in Cologne, Germany.

Fallah works as a freelancer, composing and working internationally with various ensembles and musicians from Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Taiwan and the United States. She had many premieres at renowned festivals such as Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Acht Brücken Festival Köln, NOW! Festival Essen and Forum neuer Musik Deutschlandfunk. The spectrum of her work includes solo pieces, chamber music and pieces for ensembles and orchestra. She also works in other interdisciplinary fields such as installation and video art. In 2019, she initiated the project Mind the gap – Music for horn & viola. She is a member of Kollektiv3:6Koeln as well as tritonus – Verein zur Förderung zeitgenössischer Musik. In 2017, she received the 24th Video Art Prize Bremen and in 2020 the Oldenburger Kompositionspreis für Zeitgenössische Musik.