Andreas Johannes Winkler
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.