Gerhard StaeblerDE

Gerhard Stäbler (b. 1940) is of southern German origin.  He began his composition studies in 1968.  In 1982 he won the Cornelius Cardew Memorial Prize which was the first in a long and impressive series of award, prizes, commissions and scholarships. He writes music for orchestra, opera, dance, theatre and multi-media projects.  In addition to his prolific accomplishments as a composer, Gerhard Stäbler is active as an Artistic Director and the founder of the New Music festival “Aktive Musik”.  Stäbler also teaches extensively.  He has held posts as composer-in-residence and visiting professorships throughout North and South America and well as in the Middle and Far East.  In 2003 alone, he gave concerts and lectures in Seoul, was awarded the Duisburger Musikpries, and received commissions from the English ensemble “The Apartment House”, the Bayerischer Rundfunks and the Dresdener Tage für zeitgenössische Musik.

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