Herbert Marinkovits

Marinkovits Herbert

General Information

Year of Birth:  1958
Date of Birth:  14. January 1958
Place of Birth:  Wimpassing
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Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1966

piano, guitar, violoncello

1976

Japanologie, Anglistik

1981

teaching certificate in piano and bassoon

1981

musicology

1985

diploma in piano with distinction

1990

Musikpädagogik, Diplom mit Auszeichnung

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1985

music teacher in Mattersburg, Donnerskirchen and Purbach

1988

music teacher in Mürzzuschlag and Kindberg

1990

music teacher and educator at the Gymnasium Mürzzuschlag

music educator at the Bundesrealgymnasium Mürzzuschlag

choir leader of the Singkreis Liederkranz Mürzzuschlag

teacher

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
1990
1993
1994

Kunsthausgesellschaft Mürzzuschlag

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1985

Bösendorfer-Stipendium

Description of Style

The musical means used are not new. The spectrum ranges from the major-minor system and material-scales of different composition to twelve-tone serial-techniques. The rhythmic element in my compositions is of great importance.
I strive for the fact that my music is interesting as well to the performers as to the recipients. This means that the music should directly appeal to  the listener, and is intended to leave an emotional impression (which is true for music in general, not only just for mine) without much introduction. Music has to touch the audience, and the means to achieve this have to be chosen by the composer with the idea to achieve these emotions. In my view,  some representatives of contemporary music are more going into the direction of "inventors", who want to produce "new things" with more or less violence, but at the same time are not able to touch people.

 

Herbert Marinkovits, 1996