Leopold Hurt

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Leopold Hurt (born 1979 in Regensburg/Germany) studied composition with Manfred Stahnke at the Academy of Music Hamburg and zither / historical performance practice at the Richard-Strauss-Conservatory Munich. His oeuvre ranges from instrumental to vocal music with a particular focus on works featuring the zither and/or electronics. As an instrumentalist, he has appeared with such orchestras as the German Broadcasting Corporation, the Orchestra di Roma and the Hamburg Philharmonic.

Supported by the Goethe Institute he has appeared internationally on tours to China, Ireland and Lebanon. Leopold Hurt has received several awards for his compositions, including the “Stuttgart Composition Prize” and the “Bach Prize Scholarship“ of the City of Hamburg. As a cultural ambassador of Bavaria, he lived in 2003/04 at the “Cité Internationale des Arts” in Paris and during 2009/10 at the International House of Arts “Villa Concordia” Bamberg. In 2014 a portrait CD with his works was published by WERGO / Contemporary Music Series.

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