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• numbers among the internationally respected composers of his generation
• his highly virtuoso, playful, sometimes also ironic music immediately connects with the audience
• studied composition at the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna
• among the honors he has received include the 2015 Paul Lowin Prize for orchestral composition, the Hindmith Prize of the 2014 Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the 2013 Erste Bank Composition Prize, second prize at the 2012 Toru Takemitsu Composition Competition, the 2011 Award of Appreciation of the State of Lower Austria, and the 2002 Ernst Krenek Prize of the City of Vienna
• has received commissions from renowned festivals and institutions, including Wien Modern, ECLAT Stuttgart, Klangspuren Schwaz, the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien, the ORF, musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, the Staatstheater Stuttgart, and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. His works have been performed in Europe, the USA, and Japan by orchestras such as Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Vienna, Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Philharmonia Orchestra London, New World Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Lower-Austrian Tonkünstler-Orchester, and ensembles including Klangforum Vienna, the Arditti Quartet, the Aleph Guitar Quartet, the Vokalensemble Stuttgart, and die reihe
• associated to the Cleveland Orchestra as ‘fellow composer’ from 2018 to 2020
• since 2014 his works have been published by Boosey & Hawkes

Works by Bernd Richard Deutsch include:
Phantasma (2022) for orchestra
Phaenomena (2018) for Sheng or for accordion and orchestra
Okeanos (2015) Concerto for organ and orchestra
Mad Dog (2011) for ensemble

Looking Ahead: German premiere of Okeanos in Berlin (Jul); Austrian premiere of Phantasma (Oct)

"a seemingly almost inexhaustible abundance of lifelike musical characters, situations, and gestures" (Die Presse)

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