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Arts council awards grants to upcoming musicians



At 20 years old, Francis of Delirium frontwoman and Global Project Grant laureate Jana Bahrich is an established artist in the national sphere. The band now aims for wider horizons. Photo: Kultur | lx

At 20 years old, Francis of Delirium frontwoman and Global Project Grant laureate Jana Bahrich is an established artist in the national sphere. The band now aims for wider horizons. Photo: Kultur | lx

Kultur | lx, a council that supports Luxembourg’s art and culture ecosystem, has revealed the laureates of its  Global Project Grant 2022. Among the winners are Francis of Delirium and Claire Parsons, young and established names in the country’s music circuit.

Pop/rock/electro/hip-hop: these music genres were thrown together in one category, where Francis of Delirium, a Luxembourg-based rock band headed by singer-songwriter Jana Bahrich, outshone the other nominees. The prize her band was awarded aims to push towards stimulating the career of nominees through marketing, promotion and distribution.

Bahrich reacted to the news saying: “The grant will give me the opportunity to take Francis of Delirium’s music around the world, playing as many shows to as many people as we possibly can!”

Claire Parsons’s project--described as original, innovative and ambitious by the committee--got her the grant for the jazz/world category. The funds will support the release of her transmedia project and collaboration with app developer Laurent Peckels, The Aquatic Museum.

Lastly, in the classical/contemporary category, Francesco Tristano distinguished himself, and will now be able to push the advertisement and promotion around his upcoming album On early music further, which he considers a return to his roots and an exploration of what classical music can do in a contemporary context. 

Kultur | lx, an initiative launched by the ministry of culture in June 2020, picked key characters of the grand duchy’s cultural scene for the voting committee, namely Stéphanie Baustert (manager), Luka Heindrichs (De Gudde Wëllen), Florence Martin (United Instruments of Lucilin), Marc Nickts (Sacem) and John Rech (opderschmelz).