Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur: The Bundesministerium has awarded me an Arbeitsstipendium which partially supports my composition work for 2012.
Commissions, Arts Organizations, Sponsors
ANNA Junge Klaenge: The dynamic arts organization committed to supporting young musicians has commissioned a composition for large ensemble, to be performed on May 3, 2012.
Musikverein: I will have a composition featured as well as perform in the concert Das Ringen um die Operette on April 18, 2012 in the Gläserner Saal.
Polisches Institut Wien: The Polish Institute, Vienna will be featuring my work and that of Halina Montrey, including our TaleSpin collaboration, as a concert in the series Emigracja in December 2012.
TaleSpin Tales: "Musical tales for big and small." The organization, under the artistic direction of Chanda VanderHart, commissioned a Polish fairy tale in collaboration with Halina Montrey, visual artist. Premiere December 17, 2012, Polnisches Institut Wien.
Mozart Knabenchor Wien: The boys' choir commissioned me to compose "Orpheus with his Lute Made Trees" for SATB choir and piano.
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna: I am collaborating with the Department of Voice and Musical Theatre Direction by providing and composing new works for students in the Voice Performance program, Class of Claudia Visca.
University of Vienna, Musicology Department: The Musicology department at the University of Vienna offers a unique opportunity for compositional collaboration. In addition to presenting several compositions in the context of concert podiums, I taught a composition workshop in November 2012.
Konservatorium Wien: I graduated from the Master's in Composition and from the University Diploma Klassische Operette in the Department of Voice and Opera. I collaborated on vocal compositions for student concerts and exams.
Wiener Meisterkurse (Vienna Master Courses): "Since 1975, the Vienna Master Courses have been offering exceptionally gifted young artists from all over the world the opportunity to receive instruction from internationally acclaimed teachers and leading artists in Vienna." I worked here as assistant during their 2010 season, and was also an active participant in world-class masterclasses in piano and voice.
Bel CantoBella Voce: The workshop, run by vocal coach/pianist Chanda VanderHart and soprano Rusalina Mochukova, offers a unique training opportunity for learning the Italian bel canto technique in-depth. I have participated in these masterclasses.
Nikki Bogart: An art space in the third district, where great things happen. A space for collaboration on my musical projects. Home to many of my collaborations, including Photo Socrates, GegenStimmen, and my folk-jazz projects.