Haas, Georg Friedrich

Georg Friedrich Haas (c) Substantia Jones
Georg Friedrich Haas (c) Substantia Jones


Georg Friedrich Haas – born 1953 in Graz – grew up in Tschagguns (Vorarlberg). In his early student days he took a short detour into natural sciences, before he finally turned to a musical career and started to study at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz. After completing his studies and postgraduate training in Graz and Vienna, he attended the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music (with Gérard Grisey, among others) and the Stage d’Informatique Musicale pour Compositeurs at the IRCAM in Paris. At the same time he received lecturing assignments at the University of Graz where he first taught as a lecturer, later as a professor. In 1997 he took a sabbatical to devote himself entirely to his compositional work. After visits to Fischbach/Styria, the southwest coast of Ireland, and Berlin as part of the fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service, Haas began teaching in Graz again in 2002. Since 2005, he also teaches a composition class at the Academy in Basel, where he also currently lives.



The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//) in Northern England was founded in 1978 and is one of the most important festivals for Contemporary Music in Europe. Last November, 39 concerts with 20 premieres were presented … read more »

Haas’ new opera at the Royal Opera House in London

The new opera Morgen und Abend (libretto: Jon Fosse) by Georg Friedrich Haas will premiere on the 13th of November at the Royal Opera House in London. Starring in the main roles are among others the actor Klaus Maria Brandauer, soprano … read more »

Donaueschingen Music Days

Donaueschingen Music Days 2015 October 16 – 18, 2015 Donaueschingen, Germany The Donaueschingen Music Days (in German: Donaueschinger Musiktage) is a festival for contemporary music that takes place every October in the small town of Donaueschingen in Germany. … read more »