Giselher Klebe


1925born in Mannheim on 28 June
1940–1943studies violin, viola and composition at the Städtisches Konservatorium in Berlin with Kurt von Wolfurt, his studies are interrupted by military service and imprisonment
1946composition studies at the Internationales Musikinstitut in Berlin with Josef Rufer
1946-1949employed in the music division of the Berliner Rundfunk (recording archives, programming)
1946-1951composition studies with Boris Blacher
1951-1957free-lance composer in Berlin
1957succeeds Wolfgang Fortner as teacher of compositin and music theory at the Nordwestdeutsche Musikakademie in Detmold
1959wins the award “Großer Kunstpreis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen für Musik” and a fellowship to the Deutsche Akademie “Villa Massimo” in Rome
1962becomes professor
1962/63fellowship to the Deutsche Akademie “Villa Massimo” in Rome
1963member of the Freie Akademie der Künste in Hamburg
1964member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin
1978member of the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste in Munich
1982honorary director of the World Harp Congress
ab 1986president of the music division of the Dramatiker Union Berlin
1986-1989president of the Akademie der Künste Berlin
1999Federal Cross of merit (Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz)
2002honorary citizen of the city of Detmold
2009died in Detmold on 5 October