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Peter Michael Hamel

Country of origin: Germany
Birthday: July 15, 1947

About Peter Michael Hamel

Born in Munich in 1947, Peter Michael Hamel studied composition with Günter Bialas and musicology with Thrasybulos Georgiades and Carl Dahlhaus in West Berlin, among others. He was a co-founder of the international improvisation group BETWEEN (1970-1980).
n 1988, his first symphony "Die Lichtung" was premiered under the direction of Sergiu Celibidache. Hamel's oeuvre now includes four music theater works as well as numerous compositions for orchestra, choral and chamber music, which have been premiered at the "musica viva" series of the Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich, the Salzburg Festival, the Berliner Festwochen and the Donaueschinger Musiktage, among others. Recordings of his works have appeared on WERGO and Celestial Harmonies, among others.
Hamel has been a member of the Berlin Academy of the Arts since 2018. After a professorship (1997-2012) at the Hamburg University of Music and Theater, he was music director of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts in Munich until 2021.