The Ivan Juritz Prize was established in 2014 to celebrate the creative explosion of the modernist era and reward art that seeks to ‘make it new’. Postgraduate students throughout Europe, either from traditional academic disciplines or from creative courses, are invited to submit texts, films, musical compositions, virtual documentation of artwork, excerpts of moving image work and proposals for installation and performance. The prize is a collaboration between the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London and Cove Park: winners receive £1000 and a residency at Cove Park.
Manos Charalabopoulos is one of three artists to be awarded a residency as part of the Ivan Juritz Prize this year. Manos is a Greek-British composer and pianist. He has collaborated with acclaimed musicians and ensembles including Joanna Gutowska, Alex Edmundson, Henry Chandler, Chris Terepin, Hezarfen Ensemble, Accroche Note, Bristol Ensemble and Lontano Ensemble. His compositions have been performed in the UK, Greece, France, Germany and Brazil, while as a pianist he has performed in prestigious venues including St Martin-in-the-Fields, Bridgewater Hall, Megaron Moussikis and the British Ambassador’s Residence in Paris. His latest album, ‘Espelho Duplo—Double Mirror’, features piano works by Brazilian composer André Luiz Machado.