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Günter Steinke

 b.24 April 1956, Lübeck, GermanyGünter Steinke Photo: Boosey & Hawkes



1975-83 - Studied Music, German language and literature in Lübeck and Cologne

1984-88 - Studied with Klaus Huber (composition), Mesias Maiguashca (electronic music) and Peter Förtig (theory) in Freiburg

1988 - Scholarship from the Darmstadt Holiday Courses

1989 - Scholarship from the Heinrich Strobel Foundation of  South West German Radio (SWR)

1990-91 - Scholarship Student at the Schloss Solitude Academy, Stuttgart

1988 - Principal focus on contemporary chamber music and live electronics, e.g. with the Experimental Studio of the Heinrich Strobel Foundation in Freiburg and the Center of Art and Media Technology in Karlsruhe

Also wrote orchestral music (Donaueschingen Festival 1993) and a chamber opera The World on the Moon based on the opera by Joseph Haydn (Stuttgart Staatstheater). Performances in many European countries and major festivals, incl. Darmstadt Holiday Courses (1988, 1990, 1994), Ars Musica Bruxelles (1990, 1993), Stuttgart New Music Festival (1990, 1991), Extasis (Geneva, 1991), Musica Strasbourg (1992), Donaueschingen (1993, 1997), Wien Modern (1993), ex negativo (Berlin 1997), and Music in the Twentieth Century (Saarbrücken, 1998)

1996 - Staff member of the Bremen Musikhochschule

Resident in Freiburg

This biography can be reproduced free of charge in concert programmes with the following credit: Reprinted by kind permission of Boosey & Hawkes

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