Heinz Winbeck

1946

Born in Piflas near Landshut on February 11th

1964

Began studies at the Richard Strauss Conservatory, Munich: piano with Magda Rusy and conducting with Fritz Rieger

1967

Began studies at the State School for Music,Munich: conducting with Jan Koetsier, compo-sition with Harald Genzmer and Günter Bialas

1973

State Exam in composition

1974

First prize in the First Composition Competition during the Summer Music Days in Hitzacker

1974-1978

Conductor and composer for the theatre in Ingolstadt and at the Luisenburg in Wunsiedel

1980

Second prize in the Fourth Composition Competition in Hitzacker    
Teacher at the State School for Music, Munich

1981

Grant award from the city of Munich

1981/82

Half-year stay in Paris, the Cité Internationale des Arts (grant from the State of Bavaria)

1985

Music prize awarded by the Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin

1987

Teacher for music theory and ear training at the State School for Music, Munich

Since 1988

Professor for composition at the State School for Music, Würzburg
Composer in residence at the Cabrillo Music Festival in Cabrillo, California

Since 1991

Lives in Riedenburg in Altmühltal (Bavaria, Germany)

2004

Gerda-and-Günter-Bialas-Prize of the GEMA-Foundation

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Is composition a necessity? Is my composing, my filling in, deepening, making denser, compressing, stretching, over-coming the sense of time with the help of notes, those tender and still so obstinate symbols of the unspeakable, necessary or superfluous? I don't know. What kind of strange, amazing text is this, which has to be continued from generation to generation, which against all obstacles again and again searches for an outlet? Is breathing necessary?”

     Heinz Winbeck

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