INFOBOXGenre(s): Contemporary Music
From: Vienna, Austria
Vienna-born Gabriele Proy is one of Austria’s best-known contemporary composers. In 2013 she received the Music Award of the City of Vienna, the city’s highest honour for music.
From 2001 until 2013 Gabriele Proy was the President of the European Forum Klanglandschaft, she taught at the University of Vienna and at the Danube University Krems and from 1999 until 2013 at the ARD.ZDF-Medienakademie in Nuremberg. She has frequently been invited to give lectures and seminars at universities in Europe, Australia, Japan and Canada and since 2011, she has taught music composition at the IES Abroad Vienna.
Her award-winning compositions have been performed by distinguished orchestras, conductors and soloists, including the Munich Philharmonic Choir, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Wiener Concert-Verein, the Wiener Symphoniker, the Minsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Philippe Entremont, Christian Schulz, Günter Haumer, Ulrike Anton, Armin Egger, Christina Schorn, Russell Ryan, Ana Topalovic, Nikola Djoric and Ivan Mancinelli in Europe, Belarus, China, Iran, Japan, Turkey, Canada, South America, USA and Australia.
Gabriele Proy received the Austrian commissions in composition for the European Capital of Culture Marseille-Provence 2013, the Austria-Japan Year 2009 and the EU-Japan Year 2005. She was commissioned by the City of Leipzig for the Double Anniversary Leipzig 1813-1913-2013. Her commission for the Austria-Japan Year 2019 will be premiered with members of the Vienna Philharmonic in Tokyo.