Posted on Some more to know about Stefan Litwin, composer, pianist, and upcoming guest at our program’s discussion of the “Vanishing Critical Engagement in the Arts and Musical Differentiation”:

Born 1960 in Mexico City, studied piano, interpretation and composition in the United States and Switzerland.

Solo Work
Solo recitals and performances with renowned orchestras and conductors, including Christoph von Dohnányi, Michael Gielen, and Marek Janowski.

Chamber Music
With Irvine Arditti, Kolja Blacher, Eduard Brunner, Bruno Canino, Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, Alban Gerhardt, Ib Hausmann, Aurèle Nicolet, Michael Riessler, Gustav Rivinius, Christian Tetzlaff, Jörg Widmann, the Arditti-, Danel-, LaSalle-, Minguet -, Pellegrini Quartets, and Ensemble Resonanz.

Lecture Recitals
On numerous topics, including music by Beethoven, Ives, Nono, Schoenberg, Schubert, and Schumann.

Lieder
With Claudia Barainsky, David Cordier, Rosemary Hardy, Henry Herford, Roland Hermann, Salome Kammer, Gisela May, David Moss, Sebastian Noack, and Yaron Windmüller.

New Music
Collaboration with composers Luciano Berio, Herbert Brün, Michael Gielen, Alexander Goehr, Johannes Kalitzke, Jonathan Kramer, Luigi Nono, Frederic Rzewski, Mathias Spahlinger, Jörg Widmann, Jürg Wyttenbach, and Hans Zender.

Composer
Litwin’s compositions include pieces for piano, orchestra and larger ensembles, as well as chamber and vocal music. In many cases his works focus on sociopolitical issues, whereby the ability to remember (as in ars memoria) is given an essential role.

Recordings
Television and radio productions in Europe and the United States. CD recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Auvidis/Montaigne, Arte Nova telos, Cala records, cpo, col legno, hänssler.

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