Nikolaus Schapfl
Instrument: piano
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Schapfl Nikolaus

Compositions

# Titlesort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 "Aria with variations" based on theme of the opera "The little prince" ~ 11m
2 "Presso un fiume" 6m
3 7 Songs without words - for violoncello and piano ~ 40m
4 9 Piano pieces
5 A l'heure sonnante - for piano for 4 hands and one percussionist ~ 10m
6 Arlecchino - music for expressive dance for piano and 4 dancers ~ 15m
7 Ave Maria ~ 5m
8 Capriccio - for bassoon and violoncello ~ 4m
9 Caravaggio Elemente - for string orchestra ~ 14m
10 Concert for piano and orchestra ~ 27m
11 Concert for string quartet, brass quintet and piano ~ 11m
12 Cry-X - for tape
13 Der kleine Prinz - opera in 2 Acts for soli, orchestra and chorus ~ 2h
14 Der Rabe 6m
15 Der Templer - orchestra music and vocals ~ 20m
16 Five Songs - for soprano and piano
17 Hör' es klagt die Flöte wieder
18 IOANNES 20, 11-18 - lesus apparet Mariae Magdalene ~ 7m
19 Klavierquintett "The silent scintillation" 21m
20 Konzert für Klavier und Orchester ~ 27m
21 Magnificat ~ 5m
22 Marana-tha - for 12 players ~ 15m
23 Missa Sancti Iosephmariae Escrivá
24 Orchestra Suite "The Little Prince" - for Orchestra ~ 55m
25 Orpheus - Symphonic Poem for piano solo ~ 70m
26 Pater noster ~ 6m
27 Psalm 23 - Symphonic Poem ~ 11m
28 Psalm 98 - for tenor, trumpet and organ ~ 8m
29 Salve Mater Misericordice - for solo organ ~ 15m
30 Sonate No. 1 (in three movements) ~ 20m
31 String Quartet (in one movement) ~ 15m
32 Symphonic Poem The Little Prince, the Roses and the Fox ~ 11m
33 Tango 6m
34 The easy winners (Scott Joplin) - transcription for wind orchestra
35 The Nightingale - for violin, piano and tape ~ 12m
36 Tota Pulchra ~ 5m 30s
37 Transfiguration (Wandlung) - 20 Songs for soprano and piano

General Information

Year of Birth:  1963
Place of Birth:  Munich
Country of Birth: 

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1983 - 1988

civil engineering

1985

composition (Johann-Peter Gampl)

1989 - 1992

music theory, composition and composition technique (Dieter Buwen)

1992 - 1996

composition

1992 - 1996

composition

1992

harmonics

1992

counterpoint

1992

musical history

1996

diploma with distinction

guest student at courses of Isang Yun, Wilhelm Killmayer, Luciano Berio, Brian Fernehough

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1995 - 2001

collaboration with August Everding on the libretto for an opera version of "The Little Prince"

1996 - 1997

professor of composition at the International Summer Academy Theodor Leschetizky

1996

Oettingen (Bavaria): international master classes for singing and song composition

1996 - 2004

University of Redlands: lectures in composition 

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1994

Santander, Spain: scenic premiere

1997

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra: premiere

2002

premiere

2006

scenic premiere

2010

composer portrait

2012

Festival Grafenegg

his works were played by Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Filarmonia Opolska, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
2002

music for the movie "The Templar", directed by Sebastian and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Oscar winner)

inter alia by ARTE, BR, Munich Film Festival

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1983

Christopherus-Medal of Bavaria

1995

promotional award by the Bavarian Music Funds

1997

promotional award

1997

promotional award by the German Music Council

1997

promotional award

2002

Eastman Award of the Hofer Film Days for „Der Templer“

2003

promotional award

2003

promotional award by the German-Austrian Society Stuttgart

Discography, Projects

Discography:

  • 2008: Orpheus - Sinfonische Dichtung für Klavier Solo: eingespielt vom Komponisten
  • Elektronischer Frühling (Elektroakustische Gesellschaft Österreich, u.a.)
  • Streichquartett (Linos Musikverlag)
  • 1997: Der kleine Prinz
  • Songs without words: NY-Philharmonic – Vladimir Tsypin
  • 1995: Wandlung (ORF, BR): Maria Brojer-Sopran, Gereon Kleiner-Klavier

Librettist of (Composition)

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