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Mike Svoboda

 b. 1960Photo Mike Svoboda (2012, ©: Michael Fritschi)

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Trombone player and composer Mike Svoboda grew up in Chicago and came to Germany with the help of a BMI Award to Young Composers in 1982 * worked for eleven years with Karlheinz Stockhausen during the 80s and 90s * has premiered over 400 works for trombone at festivals throughout the world * returned to composition only after ending his work with Stockhausen * composes across the borders between popular and classical music, high culture and entertainment, combining - through the use of text and various musical styles - both traditional and avant-garde * has received commissions from festivals and opera houses such as the ECLAT festival Stuttgart, The State Opera Hannover, The National Theater Mannheim and the State Opera in Stuttgart* major festivals have invited him to be artist or composer-in-residence * often is involved in his works as a soloist or with his own Mike Svoboda Ensemble * numerous CDs, mainly for the WERGO label, document his art both as an interpreter and composer* was awarded the Praetorius Prize for Innovation in Music from the German government in 2008

Works by Mike Svoboda include:
Erwin, the Natural Talent (2005/07), The Incredible Spotz (2007) and und Robin Hood – too good to be true (2012) Music theatre pieces for young audiences
Music for Trombone and Orchestra (2010)

Looking Ahead: reprise of Vienna production of Erwin, the Natural Talent; new triple brass concerto for Cottbus Philharmonic for WP in April 2015

 
Please also visit Mike Svoboda's website at www.mikesvoboda.net.

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