Ulrich Stranz


1946Born in Neumarkt St. Veit/Upper Bavaria on May 10th
1965-1968Studied music theory and composition with Fritz Büchtger and violin with Erich Keller as part of the Munich Waltershausen Seminar
1966Highschool graduation at the “Musisches Gymnasium”, Munich
1968-1972Violin studies with Heinz Endres and composition studies with Günter Bialas at the State School for Music, Munich
1970First prize in the composition competition for the 20th anniversary of the Südwest- deutsches Kammerorchester, Pforzheim (Southwest German Chamber Orchestra)
1971Richard Strauss Prize from the city of Munich
1972State Exam in composition at the State School for Music, Munich
1972–1974Grant from the DAAD (“German Academic Foreign Service”) for work at the Institute for Sonology at the Utrecht University (studio for electronic music)
1974Support prize for young composers of classical music from the city of Stuttgart
Moving to Zurich
1974–Various teaching and orchestra commitments in Zurich and Munich
1975Award from the city of Zurich
1976Support prize from the city of Munich
Kranichstein Music Prize in composition from the city of Darmstadt
1980/81Grant to stay for six months in the Villa Massimo in Rome
1983Award from the city of Zurich
1989Work year for composers awarded by the city of Zurich
1992Schneider Schott Prize, Mainz
2000Gerda-und-Günter-Bialas Prize of the GEMA Foundation
2004Died in Zürich on April 27th