Mario Merz Prize

Edition 4

Music

Füsun Köksal

Füsun Köksal (Bursa – Turkey, 1973), currently based in İzmir-Turkey.

Füsun Köksal is a composer whose works have recently been programmed in various contemporary music festivals such as Berliner Festspiele MaerzMusik (Germany), Schleswig Holstein Music Festival (Germany), Warsaw Autumn (Poland), Via Stellae Festival (Spain), Fertile Crescent (USA), Mise-En Music Festival (USA), Timsonia (Romania), KNM Contemporaries (Germany), NOW! Festival (Germany).  The prominent ensembles and performers who have featured her music include Derek Bermel, Agata Igras, Richard Haynes, Horia Dumitrache, E-Mex Ensemble, Penderecki String Quartet, Ensemble Calliopée, Ensemble U, Hezarfen Ensemble, Pacifica Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Vertix Sonore. Köksal graduated from Hochschule für Musik Köln and received her Ph.D in composition from The University of Chicago.