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Premieres / Particular Performances

Requiem completion in Berlin

Junges Ensemble Berlin and Concerto Brandenburg will perform my completion of Mozart's Requiem fragment, conducted by Vinzenz Weissenburger, at Philharmonie Berlin on November 23th 2024, 8 p.m.

Premiere of PRIMES for piano solo

Thomas Stumpf will premiere my new piano cycle PRIMES at Tufts University (in the Greater Boston area) in the 24/25 season. The cycle comprises five movements for the numbers 2, 3, 5, 7, and 11.

Requiem completion at Festival de Chambord (France)

My completion of Mozart's Requiem will be performed by soloists from the Opéra national de Paris Academy, jeune chœur de paris and Jeune Orchestre de l'Abbaye directed by Léo Warinsky at Festival de Chambord in July 2024.

 

Commissions / Invitations

chor.com, International Congress of the Choir World

I am invited to a) lead a composition workshop and b) present my new edition of Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir published by Bärenreiter at chor.com 2024. The chor.com takes place in Hannover from the 26th to the 29th of September 2024.

New Work

Canzonetta e.V. has commissioned a new 30 minute a cappella work to be premiered in Berlin by Kammerchor Canzoneo Berlin directed by Nils Jensen in November 2024, accompanied by projections.

Mariposa

"Mariposa" is a three-movement cycle for choir a cappella commissioned by Chamber Choir Consono directed by Harald Jers. The first movement ("A Una Mariposa Monarca", text by Homero Aridjis) was premiered in 2019. Due to the pandemic premieres of movements two and three were delayed. The second movement ("Viaje, vida", part of the texts particularly written for the piece by Julio Mendivil) will be premiered in 2023. The third movement will be premiered in a performance of the entire cycle in 2024 or 2025.

 

Publications

Martin's Mass for double choir

I am the editor of the new scholarly critical edition of Frank Martin's Mass for double choir. It is set to be released by Bärenreiter this September.

Flight and Event Horizon to be published by Bärenreiter

My new choral pieces "Flight" and "Event Horizons" will be published by Bärenreiter in 2024.

"Fact & Fiction–Mozart's Requiem" now out as an eBook

My study on Mozart's Requiem is available now as an ebook. Purchase it here.

CD recording: Works for Piano

Spektral Records will be releasing a full program with piano works of mine on CD and streaming services in 2024. Christoph Schnackertz performs, recording sessions took place in September and October 2023. Stephan Hahn is recording engineer.

Sheet music: Edition of Mozart's Requiem

My completion of Mozart's unfinished Requiem fragment is available at Bärenreiter publishing house (Score, Urtext edition / Introductory Text/Analytical Study / Vocal score, Urtext edition)

 

Conducting

Collegium musicum at University of Cologne

See current event overview of Collegium musicum at University of Cologne for upcoming concerts I am conducting or involved in as Music Director at University of Cologne.

 

Chorus Master

Mahler's Symphony #2 ('Ressurection')

I will serve as chorus master preparing the Bürgerchor for performances of Mahler's 2nd Symphony with the Gürzenich Orchester Köln directed by Francois-Xavier Roth in early September.

 

Miscellaneous

Lichtstücke

This year, via-nova-chor München, conducted by Kerstin Behnke, will realize their new project, Lichtstücke (light pieces). For this project, video artists will create videos based on and inspired by two new choral works: 'Seewetter' by my esteemed colleague Oliver Korte and 'Venus,' composed by myself. The videos will be presented in September 2024.

Netzwerk Universitätmusik in Deutschland

In February 2024, I was elected as the President of the "Netzwerk Universitätsmusik in Deutschland" (Network for Music at Universities in Germany), an association newly founded by music directors serving at German Universities, including myself.

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