Olga Neuwirth Guest at Composers’ Club

© Volker Kreidler

We are delighted to present Olga Neuwirth as next guest of Prof. Stephan Winkler's "Composers' Club“ at the Barenboim-Said Akademie which regularly invites eminent composers to present their music. This edition will take place on Friday, 17th of May 2019, 6:30 p.m. in the Mozart-Auditorium. Presented in form of a dialogue between Neuwirth and Winkler, professor of Music Theory and Composition at the Akademie, it will shed light on a variety of Neuwirth’s works.

Olga Neuwirth was born in Graz, Austria, in 1968 and studied at the Academy of Music in Vienna and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. During her stay in the States she also attended an art college, where she studied painting and film. Her private teachers in composition included Adriana Hölszky, Tristan Murail and Luigi Nono. She first burst onto the international scene in 1991, at the age of 22, when two of her mini-operas were performed at the Wiener Festwochen. Ever since, her works have been presented worldwide – as could be witnessed with her work Clinamen/Nodus that she wrote for Pierre Boulez and the London Symphony Orchestra. Aside from composing, she also realises sound installations, art exhibitions and short films and has written several articles and a book. Her new opera Orlando will be premiered at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2019.

The "Composers' Club" is an initiative of Prof. Stephan Winkler. Everybody is welcome to attend— those who are not students or faculty members of the Akademie are asked to register by sending a short email with name and interest to: stephan.winkler (AT) barenboimsaid.de.