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Bernd Richard Deutsch (born 1977) today numbers among the most internationally successful composers of his generation. His highly virtuosic, playful music is distinguished by “a seemingly almost inexhaustible abundance of vivid musical characters, situations, and gestures” (Die Presse). Among his most important works are subliminal for orchestra, Murales for ensemble and orchestra, Okeanos – Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, Phaenomena – Concerto for Sheng and Orchestra, a triple concerto for trumpet, trombone, and tuba, a concerto for oboe, large-scale ensemble pieces (Mad Dog, Dr. Futurity), and Lingua for 16 voices.

Bernd Richard Deutsch has received commissions from renowned festivals and institutions such as Wien Modern, ECLAT Stuttgart, Klangspuren Schwaz, the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, the ORF, musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, the Staatstheater Stuttgart, and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. His works have been performed in Europe, the USA, and Asia by orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Vienna, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Basel Sinfonietta, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tonkünstler-Orchester Lower Austria, and by ensembles such as Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, the Arditti Quartet, the Vokalensemble Stuttgart, and ensemble die reihe. Conductors such as Franz Welser-Möst, Manfred Honeck, Jakub Hruša, Baldur Brönnimann, Johannes Kalitzke, HK Gruber, Thierry Fischer, Stefan Asbury, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, and Christian Muthspiel perform his music. The Philharmonia Orchestra London devoted a portrait concert to him in 2017.

Since 2018/19, Bernd Richard Deutsch has been working with the Cleveland Orchestra as their Composer Fellow. The US premiere of Okeanos, presented by the orchestra under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst, will be released on CD in 2020. A new work for Cleveland (co-commissioned by the Wiener Symphoniker) will receive its world premiere in May 2020. Other highlights of the 2019/20 season are a new cello concerto, composed for soloist Johannes Moser in a joint commission by the Tonkünstler-Orchester Lower Austria and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and performances of Okeanos with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and of Phaenomena with the NCPA Orchestra Bejing. Other concerts and projects are in preparation for 2020 at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto.

Bernd Richard Deutsch has received numerous awards for his works, such as the Australian Paul Lowin Prize for Orchestral Composition in 2015. This was preceded, among other things, by the Paul Hindemith Prize in 2014, the Erste Bank Composition Prize in 2013, second prize of the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award in 2011, the composition prize of the Bregenz Festival in 2011, a state scholarship for composition in 2010 (and again in 2017), and the Advancement Prize for Music of the City of Vienna in 2009. In 2016 he was a fellow of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation.

Bernd Richard Deutsch studied composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where he now lives as a freelance composer. Since 2014 his works have been published by Boosey & Hawkes.

Short Bio:
Bernd Richard Deutsch (born 1977) today numbers among the internationally successful composers of his generation. His highly virtuosic, playful music, including works for orchestra, ensemble, solo concertos and chamber music, is distinguished by “a seemingly almost inexhaustible abundance of vivid musical characters, situations, and gestures” (Die Presse). He has received commissions from renowned festivals and institutions such as Wien Modern, ECLAT Stuttgart, ORF, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Cleveland Orchestra. His works have been performed by orchestras including the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Vienna, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Seoul and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestras and by ensembles such as Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, and the Arditti Quartet. Conductors such as Franz Welser-Möst, Manfred Honeck, Jakub Hruša, Baldur Brönnimann, Johannes Kalitzke, HK Gruber, Thierry Fischer, Stefan Asbury, and Andrés Orozco-Estrada perform his music. The Philharmonia Orchestra London devoted a portrait concert to him in 2017.

Since 2018/19, Bernd Richard Deutsch has been working with the Cleveland Orchestra as their Composer Fellow. A new work (co-commissioned by the Wiener Symphoniker) will receive its world premiere in Cleveland in May 2020. Other highlights in 2020 include a cello concerto, composed for soloist Johannes Moser in a joint commission by the Tonkünstler-Orchester Lower Austria and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and concerts with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the NCPA Orchestra Bejing, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto, as well as a joint commission by the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra.

Bernd Richard Deutsch has received numerous awards for his works, such as the Australian Paul Lowin Prize for Orchestral Composition in 2015 and the Paul Hindemith Prize in 2014.

Bernd Richard Deutsch studied composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where he now lives as a freelance composer. Since 2014 his works have been published by Boosey & Hawkes.

December 2019 (translation: Howard Weiner)
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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