The American Academy in Berlin has granted twenty-two Berlin Prizes for fall 2021 and spring 2022. The Berlin Prize is awarded annually to American or US-based scholars, writers, composers, and artists who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields, from the humanities and social sciences to journalism, public policy, fiction, the visual arts, and music composition. Fellows spend a semester at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center, a historic nineteenth-century villa located in Berlin’s Wannsee district.
Du Yun, who is Professor of Composition at The Johns Hopkins University and a Composer, Vocalist, and Performance Artist, will be working on a pipa concerto for Chinese instrumentalist Wu Man and an installation of AR work featuring Kunqu opera, under her FutureTradition Initiative.
During their stays, in addition to their individual projects, fellows engage German audiences through lectures, readings, and performances, which form the core of the American Academy’s public program.
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