ICEBERG is pleased to announce the winners

of our 2019-20 Call for Scores!

For Hypercube:

Jug Markovic, Poison Comes in Small Bottles

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Jug Markovic (b. 1987) was born in Belgrade, Serbia, where he graduated both at the Faculty of Philosophy and at the Faculty of Music Art. Besides his principal teachers Vlastimir Trajković and Zoran Erić, he has been tutored multiple times by the British composer Michael Finnissy. In addition, he had received further professional development from composers such as Kaija Saariaho, Franck Bedrossian, Enno Poppe, Richard Barrett, Stefano Gervasoni i.a. Marković was a composer in residence at Snape Maltings UK, and as well as composer in a residence at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. His music was performed within major music festivals in Europe such as “Donaueschinger Musiktage” , “Festival d'Aix-en- Provence”, ISCM World Music Days and Time of Music in Finland. His piece Vokativ (for orchestra) was selected by the International Music Council as one of the “Recommended pieces” at the 65th International Rostrum for Composers. Marković won 2019 ISCM Young Composers Award with his choir piece Nirvana. He attended Royaumont Academie Voix Nouvelles, Impuls Academy, 47th Darmstadt Summer Course, ManiFeste academy (Ircam), Britten Pears Young Artists Program, IDEA Academy and Music Academy Donaueschingen. His music was performed by Ensemble Intercontemporin, Klangforum Wien, Divertimento Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, Latvian Radio Choir, Chamber Choir Ireland, RTS Symphony Orchestra and Gulbenkian Orchestra i.a. Marković’s music is non-formalist and tends to be free from intention. He believes in highly impulsive and passion driven composing. 

For Unheard-of:

Lucy McKnight, Infested

Lucy McKnight (b. 1998) is a composer, singer, and cellist from Los Angeles. She is currently studying composition at USC Thornton School of Music with Ted Hearne and Nina Young, and has studied with Andrew Norman and Sean Friar. She also studied at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland for a semester abroad in Spring 2018. Her music has been performed across the U.S. by numerous ensembles, including the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Longleash Trio, Versipel New Music, Wild Rumpus, the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble, and Transient Canvas. In 2017, Lucy was the Young Composer in Residence for Sunset ChamberFest. She has been a fellow at the Loretto Project, Norfolk New Music Workshop, New Music on the Point, and the Alba Music Festival Composition Program. Her string quartet, “Misery made me a fiend,” which earned a first place prize in Webster University’s 2017 Young Composers’ Competition, was recorded by Amaranth Quartet in San Francisco in April 2019. In June 2019, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France premiered her “Thunderhead” as part of IRCAM Manifeste 2019 in Paris, where she studied with Kaija Saariaho. 

2018-19 Winners


Donna McKevitt (London, England)

For Translucence


Charles Peck (Philadelphia, PA)

For Kindling


Amy Brandon (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

For Gouging at a Forest Sea

2017-18 Winners


Peter Knell (Los Angeles, CA)

For Intimate Voices.


Camilo Mendez (Cambridge, MA)

For Cartography of Confined Spaces

2016-17 Winners


Nicole Murphy (Australia)

For Untangled



Heather Stebbins (Boston, MA)

For Quiver