We are delighted to present Oscar Bianchi as next guest of the Barenboim-Said Akademie's "Composers' Club" which regularly invites eminent composers to present their music. This edition will take place on Thursday, 4th of April 2019, 4:30 p.m. in the Mozart-Auditorium of the Akademie. It will focus predominantly on two of Bianchi’s pieces: his second string quartet, Pathos of distance, and his large work Matra – a cantata for vocal ensemble, instrumental ensemble, trio concertante and electronics.
Born 1975 in Milan, Italian-Swiss composer Oscar Bianchi completed degrees in composition, choir conducting and electronic music at the Giuseppe Verdi conservatory of Milan. Further, he pursued a composition master program at IRCAM and a doctoral degree at Columbia University in New York under the guidance of Tristan Murail. His œuvre includes works for large orchestra, ensembles of all sizes and combinations, stage works (i.a. the opera Thanks To My Eyes) as well as solo pieces, many including electronics. His music has been performed by outstanding orchestras and soloists such as the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, the Jack Quartet, and has been awarded numerous prizes, among them the Gaudeamus first Prize and the Grand Prix de la SACEM.
The "Composers' Club" is an initiative of Prof. Stephan Winkler, professor of Music Theory and Composition at the Barenboim-Said Akademie. 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.