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  • Michael Ostrzyga
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  • Collegium musicum
    Universität zu Köln
    50923 Köln

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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science.

Albert Einstein

Upcoming projects

Premiere and performances of Thine Eyes, commissioned by Kölner Kantorei conducted by Georg Hage in May and June 2019 as part of their Songs of Love concert series. Venues and dates here.

 

Premiere and performances of A Una Mariposa Monarca, first movement of a three-movement- cycle, commissioned by Kammerchor Consono  conducted by Harald Jers in May and June, venues and dates here. The other movements will be premiered one by one later this year and next year.

 

Premiere of And a Star over all (Two John Masefield Songs) on Sunday, June 23, 17:00, Friedenskirche Altona in Hamburg, commissioned and performed by Ensemble vocal for their 25th anniversary directed by Cornelius Trantow.

 

Premiere of C G V – Chorale à grande vitesse commissioned by Kammerchor des Collegium musicum Berlin on June 27th at Sophienkirche Berlin.

 

Premiere of Pulchra es forthcoming May 31-June 2nd as part of International Competition for Choral Singing in Florilège commissioned and perfomed by Coro El León de Oro directed by Marco Antonio García de Paz.

 

Junges Consortium Berlin conducted by Vinzenz Weißenburger  will premiere my NEPTUNUS in the second round of the International Chamber Choir Competition in Marktoberdorf on Sunday, June 9th, 10:25.

 

Summer/Autumn 2019 Mode Records, New York will release a CD with works by Friedrich Jaecker, among them „Harry’s Dream“ for 33 glasses, performed by University of Cologne Chamber Choir under my direction.

 

My completion of Mozart’s Requiem will be performed at Rheingau Musik Festival on August 8th 2019 by ChorWerk Ruhr and Concerto Köln conducted by Florian Helgath. Soloists are Gabriela Scherer (Sopran), Anke Vondung (Alt), Tilman Lichdi (Tenor) and Michael Volle (Bariton). Studio recordings are scheduled after the performance.

 

Arrangements of christmas songs „Still, still, still“ and „Kling Glöckchen“ for the MDR children’s choir with members of the MDR Symphony Orchestra to be published on CD in autumn 2019.

 

With a concert and workshops I am invited to the chor.com in Hannover, the major German choral worlds event taking place every two years and combining a concert festival, a trade fair and seminars/workshops for choir directors.

 

MDR-Rundfunkchor will perform my Saturn on November 15th in Peterskirche Leipzig as part of their Nachtgesang concert series. Howard Arman, conductor.

 

I am invited to the 12th World Symposion on Choral Music 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand to composer a new multi-movement a cappella work.

Commissions

New work for chorus a cappella and overtone soloist Anna Maria Hefele commissioned by Kammerchor Stuttgart.

 

All Winter long for male voice choir (TTBB) and Saxophone for the Sonux Ensemble conducted by Hans-Joachim Lustig, to be premiered on 2019.

 

Mariposa, eventually a three-movement-work for chorus a cappella with texts by Homero Aridjis for chamber choir Consonoconducted by Harald Jers, to be premiered in 2019.

 

New work for brass quintet commissioned by Navus Brass for 2020/2021 season.

 

New work for orchestra, commissioned by das junge orchester NRW conducted by Ingo Ernst Reihl, for 2020/2021 season.

 

New work for two choirs celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday commissioned by DialogFelder e.V. for Voci di Fuoco and University Choir at University at Economics Katowice.

 

Primero sueño (“First Dream”) for soloists, chorus and large orchestra. Full-length setting of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz‘ poem combined with fragments of her letters. Commissioned by the Harvard Choruses and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project for 2020/2021 season.