Benedikt Burghardt
Instrument: concert guitar

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Burghardt Benedikt

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Unmerklich - choir music after Japanese poems 2007
2 Fünf Abziehbilder vom Schrankenwärter Rhode 2006
3 Intermezzi 2004
4 Solo 2004
5 Die 7 letzten Worte 2004
6 EPITAPH II 2003
7 Styx 2003
8 Eisschollen im Sturm - Liederzyklus nach japanischen Gedichten 2003
9 VOCES - Epitáfio à Antonio Porchia 2002
10 Epigramme 2002
11 Psalm 133 2001
12 Mimaamakim - Psalm 130 2000
13 Voce mea ad Dominum clamavi 2000
14 Danubio im Traumwasser - Musik für Tanz-Theater 2000
15 Zwei Motetten 1999
16 Missa brevis 1999
17 Bagatellen 1998 - 1999 8m
18 Nocturnos 1998
19 Notturni 1997 12m
20 Zeit und Ewigkeit 1996 8m
21 Wie leicht wird Erde sein 1995 13m
22 Movimento II - Omaggio a Béla Bartók 1995 - 1996 13m
23 Nördlich der Zukunft - Liederzyklus nach Gedichten von Paul Celan 1994 20m 30s
24 Nur noch kurze Zeit 1994 8m
25 Pater noster 1993 7m
26 Missa brevis 1993 20m
27 Das Meerhäschen 1993
28 Nachtstücke 1992 13m
29 Stufen der Metamorphose 1992 5m 30s
30 Triptychon 1992 30m
31 Messe 1991 25m
32 Das Traumlied des Olav Åsteson 1991 35m
33 Movimento I 1990 9m
34 Der Verschwender - Musik zum Theaterstück (F.Raimund) 1989
35 Wilhelm Tell - Musik zum Theaterstück (F.Schiller) 1988
36 Drei Lieder nach Gedichten von Else Lasker-Schüler 1986 8m 30s
37 Pater noster 1985 4m
38 Psalm 86 1985 6m 30s
39 Chorlieder - 28 Chorsätze 1985 - 1990
40 Eternidades 1984
41 Cadenza - Trio für 2 Oboen und Englischhorn 1983 7m 30s
42 Toccata 1983 2m 30s
43 Also hat Gott die Welt geliebet - Motette für siebenstimmigen gemischten Chor 1981 5m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1960
Date of Birth:  1. September 1960
Place of Birth:  Essen
Country of Birth: 
Nationality: 

Music studies in Essen, Stuttgart, Buenos Aires, Darmstadt and Vienna. Freelance composer, conductor and lecturer from 1987-2002 in Vienna and since 2002 in Hamburg. In addition to several compositions for vocal ensembles and chamber music pieces, he has composed many pieces as a teacher for beginners and children (for puppetry productions, among others) and pupils. 

 

User Information:
At present, a selection of works is available on our database.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1977 - 1986

lessons with Hans Gräf

Conservatorio Juan-José-Castro: conducting (Antonio Russo)

Conservatorio Juan-José-Castro: music theory, composition (Louis Arias)

Pädagogische Hochschule - Waldorflehrerseminar: school music (Peter-Michael Riehm)

training course for harmony

master classes for composition (Ivo Malek, Helmut Lachenmann, Reiner Febel, Paul Mefano, Mariano Etkin)

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1983 - 1984

choir director

1987 - 2002

working as a composer, conductor, school-musician and lecturer

1987 - 2002

school musician in primary and secondary schools

1987 - 2002

school musician in primary and secondary schools

1989 - 1994

assistant for music in musical education, music theory and ensemble directing

1989 - 1994

director of the students' choir

1993 - 2002

co-founder and teacher for the subjects of music theory, improvisation and composition

1994

as of: seminars and lectures in Austria and abroad about music education, harmony and music philosophy

1995 - 1999

choir and orchestra director, various performance projects

1999 - 2001

teacher (courses in improvisation, directing workshops and concerts at Viennese music schools)

1999 - 2002

choir director

2006

ChorTheater "Sinnsalabim": co-founder

2009

up to this year, Hamburg School of Music: lecturer in music history, musical education, musical form, melody and counterpoint

2009

since then, Seminar für Waldorf-Pädagogik: lecturer in the department of "Music"

2011

Freie Hochschule Stuttgart: co-founder of the Peter-Michael-Riehm-Institute

director of three choirs in Hamburg, Bergedorf and Henstedt-Ulzburg

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1995
1996

The Stone Bell House

1997

Schillertheater Gelsenkirchen

1999

Cathedral Linz

2001

Teatro Politeama Universale Arezzo

2002
2003

World Music Days, at the cathedral in Maribor (Slovenia)

2004

Choir Festival Wiesbaden

2004

Days of Contemporary Music Darmstadt

2006

Congress "Composition in 21st century's Europe"

2013

Days of Macedonian Music

2013

World Music Days

2013

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1995

composition sponsorship

1996

prize winner at the composition contest in Vienna

1997

prize winner at the composition contest in Munich

1998

Saar-Sängerbund, Saarland Broadcasting Corporation, Minister for Cultural Affairs of the Federal State of Saarland: two times winner of the Louis-Pinck-composition-contest

1998

promotional award for composition

1998

composition sponsorship

1999

Anton-Bruckner-Composition-Contest: prize winner

2000

International composition contest Guido d'Arezzo: First Prize

2002

International Gustav-Mahler-composition-contest: Second Prize

2002

Saar-Sängerbund: prize winner at the Louis Pinck composition contest, special award of the Minister for Cultural Affairs of the Federal State of Saarland

2006

City of Bad Brückenau: prize winner at the Valentin-Becker-composition-contest

2011

prize winner at the IGNM-Wiener-Jeunesse-Kammerchor-Vokalwettbewerb

2013

International composition competition: First prize

2016

City of Bad Brückenau: prize winner at the Valentin-Becker-composition-contest

Press Reviews

22. June 2000

Afterwards, the choir left the gallery and showed itself in the chancel, to perform a genuine master piece performing Benedikt Burghardt's "Missa brevis" from last year. 

Westdeutsche Zeitung 

 

29. July 2002

The prize winners of the Gustav Mahler composition contest
The second prize winner, Benedikt Burghardt, honoured poet Antonio Porchia's life-time achievement in the five-movement piece "VOCES - Epitafio a Antonio Porchia". Designed for contradictory listening experiences, which also leave room for encouraged improvisation by the two solo instruments [...] 

Kleine Zeitung 

 

21. June 2004

The chamber choir Hösel excellently performed Benedikt Burghardt's Psalm 86 [...] The motet in four voices was exciting and enthralling, and the subtle passages were as right as the wide arcs.

Rheinische Post

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