Gabriele Proy Performing in Japan

This December the Austrian composer Gabriele Proy will be performing two concerts in Japan – namely, on the 15th of December at the prestigious Tokyo University of the Arts and on the 19th of December at the Tomioka Honten-OPA Hall in Yamagata. In addition, she will also give a lecture on her compositions in Yamagata.

After two composition commissions in the EU-Japan-Year 2005 and the Austria-Japan-Year 2009, as well as serving as the European representative at the Conference Committee of the International Conference in Hirosaki in 2006, this year marks Gabriele Proy’s 4th concert tour in Japan.


Japan Premiere with Ulrike Anton & Armin Egger, Toyko Geijtsu Daigaku, Tokyo/Japan
Concert with Ulrike Anton & Armin Egger, Tomioka Honten-OPA Hall, Yamagata/Japan
Master Class Tomioka Music School, Yamagata/Japan


Photo © Roland Hille

Gabriele Proy is a leading Austrian composer and pioneer in the field of soundscape composition. She holds Master’s Degrees in Composition (composition and electro-acoustic composition) and Music Pedagogy (guitar) with distinction from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. She is active giving lectures and concerts at universities and public forums in Europe, Australia, Japan and Canada; from 2001 until 2013 she was President of the European Forum Klanglandschaft.

Her music has been performed by many distinguished ensembles (including the Koehne Quartet, the Munich Philharmonic Choir, the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the ensemble die reihe, the ensemble Wiener Collage, the Leipzig Denkmal Choir, the International Danube Philharmonic and the Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra) and renowned solists (such as Eva Prockl, Manon-Liu Winter, Matthias Krampe, Günter Haumer, Albert Sassmann, Ulrike Anton, Lucia Hall, Balázs Fülei, Christina Schorn, Armin Egger, Veronika Trisko and Elena Denisova).

Among many distinctions and commissions she won the Austrian commission in the EU-Japan-Year-2005, in the Austria-Japan-Year-2009 and for the European Capital of Culture Marseille-Provence-2013. In 2013, she was commissioned by the City of Leipzig for the Dual Anniversary Leipzig 1813-1913-2013 and was highly honored by the Music Award of the City of Vienna.

Honored in 2014 as the composer in residence of the Vienna Concert-Verein, the chamber orchestra of the Vienna Symphony, her orchestral works were premiered under the conductor Philippe Entremont in the USA and under Philippe Morard at the prestigious Vienna Musikverein. In 2015, the Konzerthaus Berlin devoted a portrait concert to Gabriele Proy, and her music was performed by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra at the Bregenz Festival in 2015.

After successful tours to Japan in the years 2005, 2006 and 2009, Gabriele Proy’s compositions will once again be performed in Japan in December 2015.  In 2016 further orchestral performances will follow, including performances with the Vienna Concert-Verein under Alexei Kornienko at the Wörthersee Classics Festival and at Vienna’s Musikverein. The world premiere of her work commissioned for the Chamber Music Festival Schloss Laudon will be performed at the festival’s opening ceremony by the aron quartett.

Gabriele Proy’s works continue to be successfully performed throughout Europe, Turkey, Iran, Japan, Australia, Canada, Latin America and the USA.

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