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Frank Michael Beyer

 b.8 March 1928, Berlin
d.20 April 2008, BerlinFrank Michael Beyer © Stefan Moses

Biography


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1928 - Born in Berlin, son of the author Oskar Beyer; he spent his childhood in Dresden, Crete, Athens, and Liechtenstein

1938 - Attended the Kant-Gymnasium (secondary school) in Berlin

1946-49 - Studies in composition and church music (Berlin School of Church Music)

1950-53 - Piano studies in Leipzig; further composition studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin with Ernst Pepping and organ studies with Joseph Ahrens

1950-63 - Church musician

since 1950 - Various concert performances as organist and conductor

1953-62 - Lecturer at the Kirchenmusikschule Berlin

1960 - Lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik Berlin

1964 - Initiator of the series Musica nova sacra

1968-93 - Professorship in composition at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin

1970-85 - Co-director of the Berlin Bach Festival

since 1979 - Member of the Berlin Academy of Arts; director of  the Academy's music department from 1986 to 2003 

since 1981 - Member of the Bavarian Academy of Arts

1990 - Initiator of the Institut für Neue Musik at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin

2008 - Died in Berlin

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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