Em. O.Univ.-Prof.

Reinhard Febel

Em. Univ.-Prof. for CompositionDepartment Composition & Music Theory
Reinhard Febel (*1952) studied composition in Freiburg with Klaus Huber and was a scholarship holder of the Heinrich Strobel Foundation of the Südwestfunk. In 1980 he won the Beethoven Prize of the city of Bonn and received the composition prize at the composition seminar Boswil (Switzerland). 1982 he participated in the courses for computer music at IRCAM in Paris.
1983 commissioned by the BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER MÜNCHEN for the chamber opera Euridice, lectures, seminars and concerts in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Peru with the Goethe-Institut. 1984 scholarship holder of the Villa Massimo Rome, award winner of the Steinbrenner Foundation Berlin. 1985 Premiere of the symphony at the Donaueschinger Musiktage. 1988 World premiere of the opera Night with guests based on Peter Weiss at the Kiel Opera, winner of the Stamitz Prize 1989 Professorship for composition and music theory at the Hanover University of Music 1992 Lower Saxony artist scholarship. 1993 Studies in Cameroon and South Africa. 1994 guest lectures in Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand and in Riga, Latvia. 1995 composition courses in La Paz, Bolivia and at the CEAMC in Buenos Aires 1997 workshops and guest lectures in Houston, Taipei and Kyoto, professorship for composition at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. 2000 guest lecturer at the Hacettepe University in Ankara. 2001 Visiting Lecturer at the University of Natal, Durban. 2002 guest lecturer at the Skopje Conservatory, Macedonia. 2003 guest lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. 2005 guest lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and the CEAMC in Buenos Aires Masterclass composition at the Salzburg Summer Academy. 2006 guest courses at the conservatories of Udine, Italy and Seville, Spain. 2007 Premiere of the chamber opera Gespensterhaus at the Toihaus in Salzburg. 2008 Master class at the Presjovem summer courses in Cordoba, Spain, Guest course at the Seville Conservatory, Spain. 2009 composition course at the Ensemble Academy in Frankfurt, world premiere of the three chamber operas Murders in Pictures at the Kiel Opera and Poisonous Fish, first collection of short stories. 2011 guest course at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt, master class at the conservatory in Riga, Latvia and Die alten Samurai, Roman. 2012 first own opera direction: Murders in Pictures at the Würzburg Opera, as well as The Sound of the Forbidden, a novel about Domenico Scarlatti. 2013 Guest at the Kyoto City University of Arts. 2014 Study visit for a new novel (crow cry - published 2018) at the Austrian embassy in Tokyo. 2015 Guest courses and guest lectures in Riga, Latvia, in Kyoto, Japan and Daegu, South Korea Creation Plan B, second collection of short stories. Work in progress since 2017: Purpursegel, an opera based on the novel of the same name by Alexander Grin, and Slumberland, a cycle for six pianists and ensemble. 2018 Crows, a novel about the Zen monk Ikkyu Sojun, master class at the Conservatorio Niccolò Picinni in Bari, composition course at the Conservatoria di Musica Sevilla. Composition commission flow for the ensemble PLURAL in Madrid, UA 2019.