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Michael Ostrzyga

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  • Michael Ostrzyga
  • michael@ostrzyga.de
  • 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

My Edition and Completion of Mozart’s unfinished Requiem fragment was nominated for an Opus Klassik as „Editorial Achievement of the Year“. The music will be released by Barenreiter publishing house in May/June 2022.

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Sep 4th,Sankt Martin Linz, 18:30: World premiere of „Ein Totentanz“ for vocal quintet. Kölner Vokalsolisten. https://www.linz-kirche-sankt-martin.de/

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SEP 19th 2021, 18:00,Trinitatiskirche Bonn: World premiere of „Droga / Weg“ for Choruses, Clarinet and Accordion https://liedwelt-rheinland.de/termine/3687/

Supported by BTHVN2020 Beethoven-Jubiläumsgesellschaft mbH
 
Originally commissioned for 2020 and to be premiered in Katowice, to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday, commissioned by DialogFelder e.V. for choruses Voci di Fuoco and University Choir at University at Economics Katowice
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Sep 24th to 26th 2021 I am invited as presenter to the chor.com.
 
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Due to the pandemic projects were cancelled or delayed, including:
 
THE SILENT CITY (finished), commissioned by Stuttgarter Kammerchor and Frieder Bernius for 24-part chorus and overtone soloist Anna-Maria Hefele, to be premiered an performed in Stuttgart, Singapore, and New Zealand.
 
I ADD MY BREATH TO YOU BREATH (finished), commissioned by World Symposium of Choral Music in New Zealand 2020 was to be premiered by VOCES8 but is delayed to an unspecified time in 2022.
 
CD Production with compositions of mine only, performed by Kammerchor der Hochschule Hamburg and Ensemble vokal dir. by Cornelius Trantow was supposed to be released in summer 2021, but is delayed to 2022.
 
I was invited to the 12th World Symposion on Choral Music 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand to present workshops on my choral music. The festival was cancelled early in 2020.

Commissions

 

New a cappella works commissioned by chor.com 2021 to be presented in a workshop there.
 
Uranus is commissioned by https://www.hamburgvokal.de dir. by Matthias Mensching to be premiered in 2021 as part of their program HIMMELWÄRTS celebrating the 10th anniversary of the choir.

Mariposa (eventually a three-movement-work for chorus a cappella with texts by Homero Aridjis for chamber choir Consono conducted by Harald Jers – first movement premiered in 2019) – world premiere of movement two and three was originally coming up in second half of 2020, but delayed to 2022/2023.