Composer Sebastian Hilli has signed with traditional German publishing house Schott Music. The publishing partnership with Schott Music commences with the orchestral works "Peach" and "Miracle" followed by new compositions for Ensemble Musikfabrik, Uusinta Ensemble, Time of Music Festival, Gaudeamus Festival, International Ensemble Modern Academy and IRCAM.
Sebastian Hilli, born in 1990, received his Master’s degree in Composition from Sibelius Academy in 2016. Hilli has had success in numerous composition competitions by winning the Teosto Prize in 2019, the Gaudeamus Award in 2018, the ”Under 30” category in the International Rostrum of Composers in 2017 and Toru Takemitsu Composition Award in 2015.
In his work, Sebastian Hilli is inspired by contemporary classical, as well as free jazz, acid house and psychedelic rock of the 1960s. Read our spotlight article with Hilli from 2018.
Founded in 1770, Schott Music is the second oldest publishing house in Europe and one of the world's largest publishers of classical music. Composers published by Schott Music include Wagner, Strauss, Stravinsky, Ligeti, Zimmerman, Takemitsu, Czernowin, Widmann, Vasks and Eötvös, among others.
Sebastian Hilli’s first profile album "confluence / divergence" with Uusinta Ensemble, Petri Kumela and conductor József Hárs was released in 2020. Listen to the album on Spotify from the embed window below.