Artistic career 

  • 2016 Composition and musical direction of the music theater "The City" ("Die Stadt") for a choir of garbage loaders, jazz singer, synthesizer and drum set, in cooperation with the waste management company of the city of Munich AWM (world premiere at the Schwere Reiter in Munich, playing time: 80 min.
  • 2014 composition and musical direction of the opera "This New Ocean" for 15-member instrumental ensemble, choir and five vocal soloists, in cooperation with the Munich Airport and four internationally operating airlines (world premiere at the Cuvilliés Theatre in Munich, playing time: 2 hrs.)
  • 2012 composition and musical direction of the choreographic opera "Schwerer als Luft" for a choir of airport loaders (including two soloists) and 12-member instrumental ensemble, in cooperation with the Munich Airport (world premiere at Munich Airport, playing time: 70 minutes)
  • 2010 Composition and musical direction of the staged Requiem "Toward Perpetual Peace – A Swan Song" for ensemble, children's choir and live electronics (world premiere in Gasteig, Munich, playing time: 65 minutes)
  • 2009 Foundation of the undercoverfiction ensembles for new music and new music theater in Munich (www.undercoverfiction.eu)
  • since 2003 working as a freelance composer, collaborating with various musicians and ensembles throughout Europe


Teaching

  • since 2018 lecturer at the University of Augsburg, Leopold-Mozart-Center, Department of Music Education. Focus: music theory, composition, ear training
  • since 2017 lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich for music theory and multimedia
  • since 2012 lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich for multimedia
  • 2009 to 2015 piano and music teacher at 3klang e.V. in Olching
  • 2005 to 2009 piano teacher at Académie Intermusicale, Paris

 

Academic education 

  • 2014 to 2017 Master studies in Music Theory / Ear Training at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, graduated with "Master of Music" (grade 1.44). Topic of the master thesis: "Freedom in composing in music lessons. An analysis of selection criteria for compositional tasks at secondary schools "
  • 2016 participation in KOMPÄD, a composition pedagogy project of the University of Cologne and Jeunesses Musicales Germany; Realization of a practical project with a 9th grade at the Munich Gisela-Gymnasium
  • 2006 to 2012 intensive self-study in the programming of electronic music (pure data, etc.)
  • 2006 to 2012 doctoral studies at Trinity College, Dublin, composition with Donnacha Dennehy; Graduation with "Dr. phil. "
  • 2005-2006 composition studies with Philippe Leroux at the Conservatoire du Blanc-Mesnil and orchestration with Allain Gaussin
  • 2001 to 2006 composition studies with Wilfried Hiller at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich (final grade 1.33)
  • 1998 to 2003 Teaching Degree Double Music for Grammar Schools at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (instruments: piano and violin), graduation with first state examination (grade 1,52)
  • 1993 to 1998 St. Anna high school in Munich; piano lessons with Martina Bauer
  • 1989 to 1993 piano and solfège at the State Conservatory in Málaga, Spain

 

Awards and scholarships  

  • 2011 Music scholarship of the City of Munich
  • 2007 to 2008 Scholarship of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts for a stay in the International Artist House Villa Concordia (Bamberg)
  • 2004 Scholarship of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts for a stay in the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris
  • 2004 Richard Strauss Scholarship of the City of Munich

 

 

Photo: Gabriele Spengler