Dieter Kaufmann

Real Name:Dieter Kaufmann

Dieter Kaufmann (1941, Vienna, Austria) studied instrumental composition in Vienna with Karl Schiske (1916-1969), Gottfried von Einem (1918-1996), Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) & René Leibowitz (1913-1972) ; electroacoustic composition in Paris with François Bayle and Pierre Schaeffer at the Groupe De Recherches Musicales de l'ORTF in Paris, France.

Since 1970, he has been teaching electroacoustic music at the High Conservatory in Vienna: composition since 1990, electroacoustic composition since 1997.

In 1975, Dieter Kaufmann and his wife, the actress Gunda König, founded the "K&K Experimentalstudio" whose main purpose is the production and the play of musical theatre. He received commissions from several festivals : Warsaw, Donaueschingen, Graz, Vienna, Bourges and Crest and in 1988, he awarded in Bourges, France a prize for Journey in paradise, another the prize Ernst Krenek with the opera of the same name in 1990. In 1997, the austrian Republic awarded him for his whole work.

In 2001, Dieter Kaufmann is nominated president of the association of Austria composers's union, president of the association of mechanical copyrights for author as well as dean of studies for composers, conductors and engineers of sound at the University of Music and Dramatic Art in Vienna. , Wikipedia ,
In Groups:K&K Musiktheater
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