Michael Ostrzyga

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  • Michael Ostrzyga
  • Collegium musicum
    Universität zu Köln
    50923 Köln


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

Albert Einstein

Upcoming projects

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 15th 2019 by ChorWerk Ruhr and Concerto Köln conducted by Florian Helgath. Soloists are Gabriela Scherer (Sopran), Anke Vondung (Alt), Tilman Lichdi (Tenor) and Tobias Berndt (Bariton). Studio recordings take place after the performance for a CD release by Coviello Classics.


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 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.


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.