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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

OUT on CD and Streaming Service from Coviello Classics

My completion of Mozart’s Requiem, performed by ChorWerk Ruhr, Concerto Köln, soloists Gabriela Scherer (Soprano), Anke Vondung (Alto), Tilman Lichdi (Tenor) and Tobias Berndt (Bass) conducted by Florian Helgath.

 

Due to Covid 19 all premieres and concert scheduled have been cancelled:

THE SILENT CITY (finished), commissioned by Musikpodium Stuttgart for Kammerchor Stuttgart directed by Frieder Bernius (cappella work for 24 part chorus and overtone soloist Anna-Maria Hefele), was to be performed in Stuttgart, Singapur and New Zealand (World Symposium of Choral Music) in July 2020

I ADD MY BREATH TO YOU BREATH (finished), commissioned by World Symposium of Choral Music in New Zealand 2020 to be performed by VOCES8
 
ERSTE STERNE (finished) for Piano Solo, was to be premiered in London by Thomas Stumpf
 
MARIPOSA, second movement, commissioned by Kammerchor Consono
 
untitled work, commissioned by Salt Lake Choral Artists dir. by Brady Allred
 
 
I also was invited to the cancelled 12th World Symposion on Choral Music 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand to present workshops on my choral music, in particular those slated to be premiered there
 

Commissions

 

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 coming up in second half of 2020

 

New work for brass quintet commissioned by Navus Brass 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 2021/2022 season.