Thüring Bräm (born 10 April 1944) is a Swiss composer and conductor.
Bräm graduated from a high school in Basel. He then studied piano, conducting and composition in Basel and musicology at the University of Basel and the University of Heidelberg. He worked as a conductor and répétiteur at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Aspen Music Festival and School and holds a Master of Arts in Composition from the University of California, Berkeley.
From 1973 to 1987 he was a member of the board of the City of Basel Music Academy and from 1987 to 1999 director of the Conservatory of Lucerne. From 1999 to 2001 he was founding rector of the Lucerne College of Music. From 2000 to 2006 he was a board member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoire. He is a member of the research council of the Swiss National Science Foundation.
From 1984 to 1990 he was president of the Jeunesses Musicales de Suisse.
Bräm was from 1987 to 2006 chief conductor of the Junge Philharmonie Zentralschweiz. He is head of the Regio choir Binningen/Basel, and a regular guest conductor of the Chamber Philharmonic Pardubice. He gave master classes in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Argentina.
He is a jury member of the Concours de Musique du Festival de Fribourg and the Sacred Johannes Brahms Chamber Music Competition of the Music Academy in Gdansk.
Bräm was influenced by composers such as Anton Webern, Pierre Boulez and John Cage.
He composed more than 100 works. Among his most famous compositions include the Angelus Silesius cantata, the Requiem for CS and Litteri un Schattä - Luci e ombre. As a guest composer, he worked variously at the Hokuto International Music Festival and with the Swiss Groupe Lacroix and the German Ensemble Sortisatio on a CD called 8 Pieces on Paul Klee in honor to the painter Paul Klee.
|This article about a Swiss conductor or bandleader is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a Swiss composer is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
Adolf Georg Wilhelm Busch was a German–Swiss violinist, conductor, and composer.
Ensemble Modern is an international ensemble dedicated to performing and promoting the music of modern composers. Formed in 1980, the group is based in Frankfurt, Germany, and made up variously of about twenty members from numerous countries.
Augusta Read Thomas is an American composer, professor, and supporter of the arts.
Jan Schultsz (Amsterdam) is a Dutch pianist and conductor. He is an accompanist in lieder recitals.
Paul Goodwin is an English conductor, and former oboist.
Robert Zimansky is an American violinist living in Basel, Switzerland.
Jean-Luc Darbellay is a Swiss composer, conductor, clarinetist and physician. He was chairman of the Swiss Society for New Music and board member of the International Society for Contemporary Music. Darbellay is a member of the composers group: Groupe Lacroix. He has published about 150 works. He was awarded with the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Michael Schelle, born January 22, 1950 in Philadelphia, is a composer of contemporary concert music. He is also a performer, conductor, author, and teacher.
Fabian Müller is a Swiss composer.
Jani Golob is a Slovenian composer, violinist, arranger and professor.
The Lucerne Festival is a series of classical music festivals based in Lucerne, Switzerland. Founded in 1938, it currently produces three festivals per year, attracting some 110,000 visitors annually taking place since 2004 primarily at the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre (KKL) designed by Jean Nouvel. Each festival features resident orchestras and soloists alongside guest performances from international ensembles and artists, in 2019 including the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Bernard Haitink, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Sir Simon Rattle.
The chamber orchestra Kammerorchester Basel was founded in Basel, Switzerland, in 1984. In the tradition of Paul Sacher's Basler Kammerorchester, its focus is on both early music and contemporary classical music. Concertmaster is Julia Schröder. The Basel Chamber Orchestra is recognised as one of the leading chamber orchestras in the classical music scene. Invitations to the most important worldwide concert houses and festivals shape their agenda, as well as their own subscription concerts in Basel.
The Lucerne Festival Academy is an orchestra-sized educational institution devoted exclusively to the interpretation and performance of contemporary classical music. It has taken place each summer since 2003 in the Swiss city of Lucerne as part of the Lucerne Festival in Summer. Founded by the French composer Pierre Boulez and festival director Michael Haefliger, over 1100 young musicians from over 60 countries have taken part in the Academy, described by The Guardian as "the annual laboratory in which brilliant young musicians are immersed in the performance practice of 20th- and 21st-century music".
Hatto Beyerle is a German-Austrian chamber musician, conductor and university professor.
Hanan Hadžajlić born 1991 in Brežice (Slovenia), is a contemporary music composer, flutist and transdisciplinary researcher, based in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is a co-founder and director of the INSAM Institute for Contemporary Artistic Music.
Dieter Ammann is a Swiss composer who plays bass guitar, trumpet, cornet, and keyboard.
Michael Schneider is a Swiss composer and musicologist. He is active as a music and culture journalist as well as manager.
Die Groupe Lacroix is a Swiss-Austrian composers ensemble.
Alfons Karl Zwicker is a Swiss composer, pianist and painter.
8 Pieces on Paul Klee is the debut album of the Ensemble Sortisatio. It was recorded in February and March 2002 in Leipzig, in August 2002 in Lucerne, and released in 2003 by Creative Works Records.