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• studied composition from 1993 to 2001 in Vienna, Cologne and Graz with Michael Jarrell, York Höller, Beat Furrer and others, as well as musicology, philosophy and art history at the University of Vienna
• Austrian State Scholarship for Composition awarded in 2003 and 2017, Erste Bank Composition Prize in 2011 and Hamburg Tonali Composition Prize in 2012
• teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz; since 2022 he is professor for composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
• his music is also characterised by organic development, clarity, superimpositions and surprising changes of perspective
• created works in numerous classical genres and is particularly successful with his ‘walking operas’ created for the Vienna State Opera

Works by Gerald Resch include:
Abduction into the magic kingdom (2020) Opera after Mozart
Islands (2016) for orchestra
Sostenuto (2015) for piano trio
Drift (2014) for cello and chamber orchestra

Works by Gerald Resch are published by Boosey & Hawkes / Sikorski.

Looking Ahead: World premiere The cursed ghost ship, frei nach Richard Wagners „Der fliegende Holländer“, Wiener Staatsoper (16. Dez.); Performances String Quartet No. 3 “attacca“ (21. Mrz), Aus 6 Madrigalen (22. Mrz), Fünf Versuche nach Italo Calvino (23 Mrz) at Festival „Loisarte“ in Langenlois (Austria)

"I try to break strict orders in such a way that something free and spontaneous can arise." — Gerald Resch

Please also visit Gerald Resch’s website at www.geraldresch.at

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