Freitag, 28. Februar 2014

Short-CV Martin Münch - english

Martin Muench was born in Frankfurt, Germany. He received his diploma at the University of Mainz where he majored in music pedagogy with outstanding grades in piano performance under the guidance of Monica von Saalfeld. He continued his studies after the Ferienkurse di Weikersheim with the Contemporary Music Festival of Darmstadt. He has performed in 30 countries including Germany, France, Belgium, Great Britain, the Netherland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Uruguay, Japan, and the United States.
Martin Muench studied composing in Frankfurt with Professor Hans-Ulrich Engelmann and in 1992, he completed a degree in composition with Professor Wolfgang Rihm at the College of Music (Musikhochschule) in Karlsruhe. Performances of his work include the Rhapsody for Clarinet and Piano at the Theater Colon in Buenos Aires and the Theater of Sao Paolo and his two Concertos for Piano and Orchestra in Rumania and Italy. Several of his compositions have been broadcasted by the radio stations  Suedwestfunk Mainz, Sueddeutscher Rundfunk and France Musique as well as on Suedwestfunk television and national TV Bulgaria. With his firework-ouverture he won the first price at the Pyromusikale-festival in Berlin 2009, performed by the Berlin Symphonic Orchestra.
Martin Muench is the founder of the Turn of the Century Society, a major cultural organization in Heidelberg/Germany.  Since 1994, he has worked on music therapy projects and research in Weinsberg (Heilbronn). He teaches piano as well at the University of Bamberg in Bavaria and is the artistic director of several piano festivals including yearly events in Florence (2005-10) and Heidelberg (since 1989).

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