Herman Rechberger

Herman Rechberger (Feb. 14, 1947 in Linz, Austria) studied graphic art and guitar in Linz before then in Zurich and Brussels. He has been living in Finland since 1970 and became a Finnish citizen in 1974. He studied composition at the Sibelius Academy with Aulis Sallinen and electronic music with Osmo Lindeman.

Rechberger has worked as a producer of contemporary music at the Finnish Broadcasting Company and was Artistic Director of the FBC's Experimental Studio 1979-1984. He works now as a composer in residence and has received in 1995 a 15 year grant from the Finnish Governement. His works have been awarded in numerous international as well as in national contests.