Peter Skorpik
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Courtesy of P. Skorpik (private photo ©)

Skorpik Peter

General Information

Year of Birth:  1959
Date of Birth:  5. February 1959
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Childhood in Waizenkirchen, Upper Austria, from 1967 in Perchtoldsdorf, Lower Austria; 1973 first composing attempts; married since 1987, 3 children; 1989 completion and occupation of the new work residence in Gießhübl, Lower Austria.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1967

piano lessons

1973 - 1980

private studies in theory and instrumentation

1977

Bundesrealgymnasium XII: school leaving examination

1977 - 1980

architectural studies

1980 - 1983

music theory

1983 - 1986

composition

1986

public final examination

1987 - 1988

complementary studies at the Institute for Music Analysis

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1985

on Japan and Europe tour as a board member

teacher for music theory and piano

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation

Cairo Opera House

Hofburg Vienna

Satu Mare

Gera, Coburg, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, San Luis de Potosi, Havana, San Jose, Neuquen, Santiago de Chile

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)

Franz Schmidt Chamber Orchestra

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1988

promotional award

1992

recognition award

1994

promotional award

Description of Style

To keep a distance from purely intellectual intentions, I realise my music as a direct expression of feelings, grown from the creative imagination of the creator. This music, strongly emphasized by the dramatic-expressive component, uses motivic-thematic methods and shows a certain fondness for contrapuntal techniques and forms (polyphonic-linear structures).

Peter Skorpik 1994

Press Reviews

'Reminiscences for Orchestra' reflects the youth memories of the composer associated with joy, adventures, sometimes even fear, in such an interesting way, that it provokes thoughts. [...] A fabulous concert.

Mosaique Progrès, l'Egypte

Contact, Links

Website:  www.skorpik.com