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Georg Katzer

Georg Katzer

Country of origin: Germany
Birthday: January 10, 1935
Date of death: May 7, 2019

About Georg Katzer

The German composer Georg Katzer was born on 10 January 1935 in Habelschwerdt, Silesia, and studied with Rudolf Wagner-Regeny and Rutz Zechlin in East Berlin as well as at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague with Karel Janáček and at the Academy of the Arts of the former German Democratic Republic as a postgraduate student of Hanns Eisler. In 1978 Katzer was elected to membership in the Academy of the Arts in East Berlin, whose artistic director he remained until 2005. In 1987 he was appointed Professor and subsequently taught a masterclass in composition at the Academy of the Arts. From 1988 to 1991 he was President of the German Section of the C.I.M.E. (International Council for Electroacoustical Music) and from 1990 to 2001 was a presiding member of the Deutscher Musikrat (German Music Council). In the early 1980s, he founded the Studio for Electroacoustic Music at the Akademie der Künste der DDR.

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