INFOBOXGenre(s): Contemporary Music
From: Tyrol, Austria
Hannes Kerschbaumer was born in 1981 in Brixen, South-Tyrol. He studied composition with Gerd Kühr, Pierluigi Billone, Beat Furrer and Georg Friedrich Haas.
His music has been performed in festivals such as the Hörfest/Graz, musikprotokoll at the steirischer herbst, Internationale Ferienkurse Darmstadt, Transart, Klangspuren Schwaz, the Opera Graz, World Saxophone Congress 2012. Furthermore, Hannes Kerschbaumer gave concerts in the broadcast “Zeitton” on the OE1 a.o. and collaborated with ensembles such as the Arditti Quartet, the Vertixe Sonora Ensemble, the dissonArt Ensemble, and musicians such as Krassimir Sterev, Robert Gillinger, Pia Palme, Caroline Mayrhofer a.o.
In 2009 he was awarded the Music Promotion Prize of the City of Graz, in 2012 the Start scholarship of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, in 2013 the Hilde Zach Scholarship of the City of Innsbruck, in 2014 the Andrzej Dobrowolski Composition Scholarship of the Province of Styria, in 2015 the SKE Publicity Award. As the finalist of the 6th Johann Joseph Fux Competition for Opera Composition Graz, he is also this year’s Composer in Residence 2015 at the IZZM (Carinthia), and was hand-picked by Georg Friedrich Haas as one of four Austrian composers featured on the 2nd edition of the Austrian Heartbeats CD series. He is co-founder of the ensemble chromoson and artistic director of “hörbar! – tag der neuen musik”. Hannes Kerschbaumer currently lives and works as a freelance composer in Innsbruck.