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 Nikolaus Schapfl

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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 Aleksandr Scriabin.

Foerderpreis des Bayerischen Musikfonds 1995;
Foerderung Bundeskanzleramt Wien 1997;
Foerderung Land Salzburg 1997.

Nikolaus Schapfl teaches composition at the University of Redlands – Salzburg Program.
Numerous commissions for symphonic works (Edition,; chamber music, choral compositions, electronic music etc.
Nikolaus Schapfl • Komponist  
  His Lieder- CD „Wandlung“has been broadcasted since being published in the Austrian ORF as well as in many other international broadcasting stations.

First authorisation for his operatic version of „Le Petit Prince" in 1998
Opera in 2 acts for Soli, chorus and orchestra.
Orchestra suite „ Le Petit Prince"

Composed the music for the award-winning motion picture “Der Templer" (ARTE, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Münchner Filmfest, Hofer Filmtage). Music conducted by the Filarmonica Brasov.
  „La musique de Nikolaus Schapfl suscite une vague d´émotions.“
(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.
  Ballett „Arlecchino“, Scenic Premiere Santander 1994
String Quartett No. 1, No. 2;
Song cycle „Being, Growing, Passing“
(commissioned by the masterclasses Arosa/Winterthur)
piano pieces „Salzburg Piano Impressions“
Psalm 23 – Symphhonic Poem (Philharmony Brasov),
Holy Mass 2002, Archbishop of Vienna, in the Vienna cathedral

Improvisations for “Sisi: Her poems," Bad Wiessee 2001
  Broadcastings in the Austrian ORF, Bavarian BR, Belgian BRT, North-German NDR, Polonian Broadc., Radio Shanghai; Several Interviews in the Austrian TELEVISION ORF at the occasion of performances of his work in Vienna.

Nikolaus Schapfl is, as a pianist, performing his own works as well as pieces by Schubert, Chopin, Brahms.