Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 1999

Apr, May, Jun

Detlev Glanert | Composer

Detlev Glanert
Detlev Glanert
Born in Hamburg
Since 1987 resident in Berlin
1981 – 1988
Studies with Diether de la Motte, Günter Friedrichs and Frank Michael Beyer, including four years with Hans Werner Henze in Cologne
Invitation to the Tanglewood Summer Music Festival (USA), studies with Oliver Knussen
Bach Prize from the city of Hamburg
Berlin Senate Fellowship for Berlin artists in Turkey
Rolf Liebermann Opera Prize Fellowship
1989 – 1993
Co-organizer of the Cantiere internazionale d’arte in Montepulciano (Italy), head of music school
Berlin Senate Composition Grant
Guest of the German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome
Rolf Liebermann Opera Prize for The Mirror of the Great Emperor
composition classes and workshops in Genoa, 1997 in Aspen, and 1999 in Montepulciano
Villa Aurora fellowship in Los Angeles
composition classes and workshops in Melbourne and Jakarta
Bavarian Opera Prize for the opera Jest, Satire, Irony and Deeper Meaning in Halle
Member of the Freie Akademie der Künste, Hamburg
“Composer in Residence” in Mannheim
Invitation of the premiere production of his opera Die drei Rätsel (Halle Opera) to the 8th International Music Theatre Workshop in Munich
“Composer in Residence” in Sapporo
“Composer in Residence” at the Radio Orchestra Cologne
2009 – 2011
artistic director of the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte in Montepulciano
2011 – 2021
house composer of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

Detlev Glanert studied among others with Hans Werner Henze Henze in Cologne. He is acclaimed particularly for his operas and orchestral works which demonstrate lyrical gifts and a fascination with the Romantic past viewed from a modern perspective. He admires Mahler for his expressive encompassing of the entire world, and Ravel for his glittering artificial surfaces. Glanert won the prestigious Rolf Liebermann Opera Prize in 1993 for The Mirror of the Great Emperor, staged at Mannheim in 1995 and Mönchengladbach in 1997, and the Bavarian Theatre Prize in 2001 for Jest, Satire, Irony and Deeper Meaning, with numerous stage productions his most successful opera so far. His orchestral output includes three symphonies and concertos for piano and violin. His works are conducted by, among others, Markus Stenz, Oliver Knussen, Kent Nagano, Semyon Bychkov, Donald Runnicles, Iván Fischer, Christian Thielemann and Jun Märkl.