Andreas Winkler | © Helmut Schmeck

Andreas Johannes Winkler

Senior Lecturer in Music Theory & Ear TrainingDepartment Composition & Music Theory
Andreas Johannes Winkler (*1974 in Koblenz) began his musical career on the piano, which was his main means of expression for a long time. Jazz and rock joined the classical music, which led to a creative membership of the indie band "The Fluids" for over ten years (1997-2008) including tours in England and Spain.
From 2007 to 2012 he studied composition (artistic composition) with Prof. Johannes Schild and from 2008 to 2011 music theory (pedagogical composition) and listening education with Prof. Friedrich Jaecker and Burkhard Wepner at the HfMT Cologne. From 2014 to 2016 he was a lecturer in music theory and composition, ear training and analysis at the University of Church Music of the Evangelical Church of Westphalia Herford as well as the HfMT Cologne and the HfM Würzburg. Since October 2016 he has been Senior Lecturer for Music Theory and Ear Training at the Mozarteum University.

Andreas J. Winkler came out fairly early with his first compositions. First he wrote piano works, then the Scherzo for piano and orchestra was premiered in Koblenz in 1994 by a youth project orchestra made up of musicians from St. Petersburg and Koblenz. After a long break due to the band, he returned to chamber and vocal music in 2004 and saw numerous world premieres of his pieces (including the orchestral piece "Aber", the opera "Kein Wille geschehe", "Trois pièces lentes" in Paris and Mannheim, UA of the Piano Concerto in June 2015 with Denis Ivanov and the Pitesti Filarmonia). In 2012 he founded the composers' collective "zeitKlang" with Martin Brenne, Martin Jahnke and Philipp Kronbichler in order to add a new and rich facet to the Cologne New Music scene.