Country of origin: Germany
Birthday: February 17, 1951
About Friedrich GauwerkyFriedrich Gauwerky was born in Hamburg and gave his debut there at the age of twelve. At seventeen he won the Preis des Philharmonischen Orchesters Hamburg. He joined the class of Siegfried Palm, later becoming his assistant, taught at the Musikhochschule Köln from 1978 onward, and coached regularly at the Darmstadt Courses for New Music. He was the principal cellist in the Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt and member of the Australian Elision Ensemble.
Worldwide concert activity as a soloist and chamber musician. Radio and television productions in Europe, the United States, Asia, and Australia. LP and CD productions for companies such as the Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft, Ricordi, Etcetera, Edition M.F. Bauer, ABC Classics, and more. He has taught at various institutions, including the Musikhochschule Köln, the Royal Academy of Music in London, the University of California, and the University of Adelaide.
Gauwerky cannot be assigned to any school or movement. He is a free spirit, who knows no national preferences, and who feels equally at home in England, China, America, and far-off Australia as he does in his home town of Cologne. He refuses to be pigeonholed solely as a protagonist of New Complexity, although he is a masterly interpreter of such music. After all, his comprehensive repertoire also includes New Music and the latest contemporary music as well as works belonging to the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic traditions: Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, and Brahms … and Max Reger.
More information: www.gauwerky.de