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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

My Edition and Completion of Mozart’s unfinished Requiem fragment is nominated for an Opus Klassik as „Editorial Achievement of the Year“.

The music will be released by Barenreiter publishing house.

 

 

Due to the pandemic all premieres and concerts slated have been cancelled, some are delayed:

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 but is cancelled as of now.

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 2021.
 
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.
 
 
Premieres of 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 is delayed to 2021.
 
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

 

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 moved to 2021.

New work for brass quintet commissioned by Navus Brass for 2020/2021 seasons.
 
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. It is commissioned by the Harvard Choruses and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project for 2021/2022 season, but delayed.