Composer – pianist
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|Nikolaus Schapfl • Composer|
|Born in 1963 in Munich. Graduated with honors
in 1996 from the Mozarteum -- the University for Music and Dramatic Arts
in Salzburg, Austria. Majored in Composition under Professors Wolfgang Sauseng,
Christian Ofenbauer, and took courses with Diether de la Motte at the Hochschule
fuer Musik in Vienna. Dissertation: Introduction to the Tonal Language of
Foerderpreis des Bayerischen Musikfonds 1995;
Foerderung Bundeskanzleramt Wien 1997;
Foerderung Land Salzburg 1997.
Teaches composition at the University of Redlands, Salzburg Program.
Numerous commissions for symphonic works (Edition Ferrimontana.de, Accolade.de); chamber music, choral compositions, electronic music etc.
|Composed the music for the award-winning
motion picture “Der
Templer" (ARTE, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Münchner
Filmfest, Hofer Filmtage). Music conducted by the Filarmonica Brasov.
|"The music of Nikolaus Schapfl generates
an undertow of emotions."
(4.11.02, Süddeutsche Zeitung)
|CD Wandlung, 1995 (ORF, BR),
Maria Brojer-Sopran, Gereon Kleiner-Klavier
|CD “Songs without Words," with
v iolinist Vladimir Tsypin of the New York Philharmonic
|CD String Quartett, - Linos Musikverlag, - Duisburg|
|CD “Electronic Spring,"
Elektroacustic Society, Austria, a.o.
|First authorisation for an operatic version
Little Prince”, an Opera in Two Acts for solists, chorus
and orchestra. Scenic
Première March 25th, 2006
Orchestra suite “ The Little Prince.”
Ballett “Arlecchino," premiere at Santander, Spain in 1994.
String Quartett No. 1, No. 2; song cycle “Being, Growing, Passing" (commissioned by the master classes Arosa/Winterthur),
piano compositions “Salzburg Piano Impressions,"
Psalm 23, - Symphhonic Poem (Brasov Philharmonic),
Sacred Liturgy commissioned by the Archbishop of Vienna and performed at Saint Steven's Cathedral, Vienna, 2002.
Improvisations for “Sisi: Her poems," Bad Wiessee 2001
“One Only Sees Good with the Heart" und “The Flight of the Little Prince," for orchestra,
|Compositions broadcast by Austrian Radio (ORF), Bavarian Radio (BR), Belgian Radio, North German Radio (NDR), Radio Poland, Radio Shanghai. Interview with Austrian Television.|