Exhibitions, Festivals, and Prizes

Exhibitions, festivals, and prizes


In collaboration with the Gaudeamus Foundation in Bilthoven and VARA-Radio Hilversum, Kayn helps to establish the Forum der neuen Musik series at the Goethe-Institut, and in collaboration with other museums and the Goethe-Institut creates the series film + experiment, which would run nationwide until 1989 in ten cities.


1970: Kayn is appointed to the jury of the Angelicum Edizioni-Suvini-Zerboni Competition in Milan.

Prizes and awards

  • Hamburg Bach-Prize, 1957
  • Best work by a foreigner – first prize, Karuizawa Festival, Japan, 1958
  • Rome Prize, 1960
  • Second prize in chamber music, Concorso Internazionale di Composizione della SIMC for Vectors I, 1962
  • Second prize, Concorso Internazionale di Composizione della SIMC for Schwingungen, 1963
  • First prize, Biennale de Paris for Schwingungen, 1965
  • Prize of DM 2.47.- by GEMA for the 1975 performance of Simultan at the International Festival, Bourges, 1980