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Klaus Ospald

Country of origin: Germany
Birthday: 1956

About Klaus Ospald

Klaus Ospald was born in Münster and studied composition at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold and the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg, which he completed with a master class diploma. In 1985 he won a fellowship at the Cité internationale des arts, Paris, and the First Composition Prize of the city of Stuttgart in 1987. That same year he continued his studies with Helmut Lachenmann. Ospald’s many awards include the Bavarian State Prize and the Composition Prize of the SWR-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden/Freiburg at the Donaueschinger Musiktage Festival. His music has been performed by internationally renowned musicians and orchestras, including the Ensemble Contrechamps, Ensemble Modern, MusikFabrik, Collegium Novum Zürich and the Arditti Quartet. Important platforms for contemporary music including the Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music, the Donaueschinger Musiktage, MaerzMusik, the Munich Biennale, Warsaw Autumn and the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik have premiered Ospald’s works. In 2013–14, Klaus Ospald was composer in residence at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. He teaches at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg.