Adriana Hölszky

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Adriana Hölszky (born 30 June 1953) is a Romanian-born German music educator, composer and pianist who has been living in Germany since 1976. [1]



Hölszky was born in Bucharest. In the years 1959-1969 she studied piano with Olga Rosca-Berdan at the music school in Bucharest. In 1972, she began to study composition with Ştefan Niculescu as parallel to piano studies at the Bucharest Music Conservatory. In 1976 she moved with her family to Germany. Here she continued her studies, and in 1977-1980 she studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart with Milko Kelemen, and chamber music with Günter Louegk. [1] During her studies she performed as a pianist of the Trio Lipatti, together with her twin sister, violinist Monika Hölszky-Wiedemann and cellist Hertha Rosa-Herseni.

Bucharest Capital of Romania

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State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart music school

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Milko Kelemen Croatian composer

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In 1977 and 1978, she participated in the International Mozarteum Summer Academy, and in 1978-1984 regularly in the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music. In 1980 she received a teaching position at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, and in 1983 a grant from the Arts Foundation of Baden-Württemberg. In 1986 she took first place at the Composers' Forum of the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music. In 1987 she received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of Lower Saxony. In 1992 she took composition seminars in Tokyo and Kyoto, and at the IRCAM in Paris. Her increasing international popularity was shown by three concerts she performed in Athens, Thessaloniki and Boston in 1993.

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Between 1997 and 2000, Hölszky was professor of composition at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre, and since 2000 she has been professor of composition at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg. Since 2002 she has been a member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin.

Rostock University of Music and Theatre

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Villa Massimo award

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The Bach Prize of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg has been awarded since 1951, since 1975 every four years. On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the death of Johann Sebastian Bach, the prize was founded in 1950 by the Senate and the Hamburg Parliament. The prize is endowed with €10,000 and is awarded to composers, whose works would meet the demands of Bach.


Stage works

PremiereTitleDescriptionLibretto and source
Bremer FreiheitSingwerk auf ein Frauenleben Thomas Körner, after the play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Musiktheater in 3 acts, 90' Thomas Körner, after the play Les Paravents by Jean Genet
Tragoedia (Der unsichtbare Raum)Work with theatrical spaces, for orchestra and tape, 60' Thomas Körner (the libretto was used to provide the lengths of each segment of the work, the text itself is not used)
opeRatte for six singers, sound effects and tape
Musiktheater Yona Kim, after the radio play of Ingeborg Bachmann
Giuseppe e SylviaMusiktheater in 3 acts, 90' Hans Neuenfels
Hybris/NiobeDrama for voices Yona Kim, after the opera Niobe by Agostino Steffani, themes by Ovid, Shakespeare, The Bible and texts from Landplagen by Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz

Other works

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  1. 1 2 Briscoe, James R. (1997). Contemporary anthology of music by women. p. 50. ISBN   0-253-21102-6 . Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  2. "Adriana Hölszky:Work List" . Retrieved 20 September 2010.

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