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2019/05/20

Heinz Holliger 80

Heinz Holliger will be celebrating his 80th birthday on 21 May. He remains active in concert halls throughout the world as a composer, conductor and oboist. His music theatre composition Lunea, premiered last year at the Zurich Opera House, was selected as the best premiere of 2018 by the critics’ jury of the periodical ‘Opernwelt’. In his profound exploration of his favourite poetry – including authors such as Friedrich Hölderlin and Robert Walser – Holliger has extended the borderlines of traditional instruments. He has experimented with advanced innovative musical technique and forged untrodden paths in his creation of new sounds, frequently reminiscent of electronically produced components. His publisher Schott Music offers heartfelt congratulations with an updated catalogue of works and several new publications!