Johannes Schöllhorn

Johannes Schöllhorn Johannes Schöllhorn | © Johannes Schöllhorn Johannes Schöllhorn was born in Murnau (Germany) in 1962. He studied composition in Freiburg with Klaus Huber, Emanuel Nunes and Mathias Spahlinger and musical theory with Peter Förtig. He also attended conducting courses with Peter Eötvös.
 
Schöllhorn’s music is performed by many international soloists, ensembles and orchestras such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble l’instant donné, Ensemble Klangforum Wien, Ensemble musikFabrik, ensemble recherche, Neue Vocalsolisten, ensemble ascolta, Neue Ensemble, Radio Symphony Orchestras of the WDR and SWR, DSO Berlin, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra London. He has received many prizes, including the Comitée de lecture of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in 1997 and the 2009 Praetorius Prize. His chamber opera les petites filles modèles had its premiere at the Opera de Bastille in 1997 and was subsequently performed numerous times in Paris and other places in France. In 2008 he took part in the into project in Hong Kong. Schöllhorn’s music avails itself of a wide range of genres, spanning chamber, vocal and orchestra music to music for theatre. In addition to his own compositions, he has worked on different kinds of transcriptions; among others, he has made an own version of Pierre Boulez' ...explosante-fixe....
 
Schöllhorn taught from 1995 to 2000 at the Zürich-Winterthur Conservatory (CH). Until 2004, he was conductor of the Ensemble for New Music at the Freiburg College of Music, and from 2001 to 2009 he was Professor of Composition at the University of Music and Theatre in Hanover and also Director of the Institute for New Music there. Since October 2009 he has been Professor of Composition and Director of the Institute for New Music at the Cologne University of Music.

pièces croisées, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Conductor: Peter Rundel (MP3)

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