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Laura Konjetzky

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Laura Konjetzky, II Regine Heiland


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  Member of the Federal Jury at "Jugend musiziert" (Youth playing music) 2017

Laura Konjetzky is juror for New Music at the 54st federal competition "Jugend musiziert" 2017 in Paderborn.

Further information:
> jugend-musiziert

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World Premiere „besotted in love“

as part of the final school concert of Laura Konjetzky's school composition project „And how does your idea sound?“

May 31, 2017 at 6pm
in the Auditorium of the municipal school Lion-Feuchtwanger-Gymnasium in Munich

and on June 1st, 2017 at 7pm
concert at the former synagogue Kriegshaber in Augsburg

Further information:
> former synagogue Kriegshaber

Laura Konjetzky: „besotted in love“ for snare drum and bass drum (2017)

Fabian Löbhard, percussion

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Final School Concert

„And how does your idea sound?“

A creative journey exploring your own music

A school composition project of composer and pianist Laura Konjetzky together with the classes 5a, 5b, 5c and 9o at the municipal school Lion-Feuchtwanger-Gymnasium in Munich

Final school concert presenting the resulting compositions

May 31 at 6pm

in the Auditorium of Lion-Feuchtwanger-Gymnasium

with Fabian Löbhard, percussion &

Laura Konjetzky, piano

Laura Konjetzky's school composition project „And how does your idea sound?“ is supported by the cultural department of the State Capital Munich and takes place in collaboration with musica femina e.V.

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Professional development KOMPÄD

Laura Konjetzky has successfully completed the professional development KOMPÄD – a pedagogical additional qualification for composers.

The professional training and continuing education was carried out by the University of Cologne and Jeunesses Musicales Germany, as well as the partner Saarland University of Music, Folkwang University of the Arts and University of Saarland with the support of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Laura Konjetzky receives the International fellowship Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Virginia, USA.

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Piano Music At The Exhibition Opening

Laura Konjetzky performs her composition „Nocturne 3“
for piano solo (2013)

at the opening of the exhibition „Und die Welt hebt an zu singen“

photography by Vera Botterbusch

in the concert hall „Leerer Beutel“ in Regensburg

April 23, 2017, 11am

Further information:
> City of Regensburg

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Musikfest 2017 of the Munich Association for Contemporary Music

on April 8, 2017, concert at 4 pm

at "schwere reiter" in Munich, Germany

"Blurry tracks in a gloomy dream" for violoncello and piano (2016)

Hans-Henning Ginzel, violoncello & Laura Konjetzky, piano

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„And how does your idea sound?“

A creative journey exploring your own music

A school composition project of composer and pianist
Laura Konjetzky
together with the classes 5a, 5b, 5c and 9o
At the municipal school Lion-Feuchtwanger-Gymnasium in Munich

The pupils invent, create and compose their own musical oeuvres together with the composer Laura Konjetzky who encourages them playfully to explore their own world and explains to them a composition's structure and musical material.
Together with the pupils, she embarks on a journey to explore sound and shows them the process of composing.
Each class will create one composition in collaboration.

Final school concert presenting the resulting compositions:
Wednesday, May 31 at 6pm in the Auditorium of Lion-Feuchtwanger-Gymnasium

Laura Konjetzky's school composition project „And how does your idea sound?“ is supported by the cultural department of the State Capital Munich and takes place in collaboration with musica femina e.V.

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DREAMSCAPE

Compositions by Laura Konjetzky on the subject of dream and night

5 March 2017, 8pm

at "schwere reiter" in Munich, Germany

The dream as space, as sound, as metaphor. The night as a shape, as extract.

In the concert DREAMSCAPE you will hear compositions from the years 2010 to 2017, ranging from solo pieces to the sextet.

The highlight of the evening is the world premiere of two pieces, Nocturne 4 for solo violin and „The dream before I´ll die“ for violin, violoncello and piano.

Works like "shadows in a dream" for piano, violoncello and percussion (2010), "Blurry tracks in a gloomy dream" for violoncello and piano (2016), "The thoroughly shaken dream" for soprano, mezzo-soprano, 2 flutes, electric guitar and piano (2016) create different musical dreamscapes, encountering Nocturnes for solo piano or Nocturne 2 for piano and speaking pianists (2011).

With Laura Konjetzky, piano / Hans-Henning Ginzel, violoncello / Katharina S. Müller, violin et al.

Tickets: reservierung@schwerereiter.de

Advance Ticket Sales:
> München Ticket

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World Premiere
"The dream before I´ll die"

as part of the concert "DREAMSCAPE"

at "schwere reiter" in Munich, Germany

5 March 2017, 8pm

„The dream before I´ll die“ for violin, violoncello and piano

Hans-Henning Ginzel, Violoncello

Katharina S. Müller, violin

Laura Konjetzky, piano

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Compositional project by Musik zum Anfassen e.V.

in the traffic center of Deutsches Museum Munich

Laura Konjetzky, who is as a composer part of the artist team Musik sum Anfassen e.V. , participates in February / March 2017 in the project "Departed" together with primary school students of the Grundschule an der Haimhauserstraße in Munich.

Supported by Deutsches Museum Munich, Freundes- und Förderkreis Deutsches Museum e.V. (Friends and Supporters of the Deutsche Museum e.V.), Kulturreferat Munich (Cultural Department of the City of Munich) and Hubert-Beck Stiftung (Hubert Beck Foundation).

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World Premiere „Longing“

as part of the Solo Piano Recital „From a Female Pen“

Kleiner Konzertsaal (Small Concert Hall) at the Gasteig in Munich

28 January 2017, 8pm

„Longing“ for piano solo and playback

Laura Konjetzky, piano

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Solo Piano Recital „From a Female Pen“

Kleiner Konzertsaal (Small Concert Hall) at the Gasteig in Munich

28 January 2017, 8pm

On the side paths of music history, the pianist and composer Laura Konjetzky discovered less known treasures of the piano music of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

These are works from female pens, piano music by female composers.

“To become acquainted with these compositions was very touching and inspiring for me. It is my utmost concern to promote these works by Mel Bonis, Cécile Chaminade and Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn and to popularize them more.”

The concert spans to the present with piano works by Laura Konjetzky and the world premiere of one of her compositions.

This event is funded by the City of Munich, Department of Culture.

This event is sponsored by Stiftung Bayerischer Musikfonds.

Further information:
> Gasteig

Advance Ticket Sales:
> München Ticket

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Countdown - Adventure New Music

Concert for Kids, Young Adults and Adults aged 8 and above

at Theater HochX in Munich

Family Concert 3 December 2016, 3pm
School Concert 2 December 2016, 9am & 11am

By and with Heinz Friedl, Cristobel Gajardo, Luis Hölzl,
Laura Konjetzky, Christian Mattick

On the wide, colorful field of New Music, the musicians of the ensemble “Musik zum Anfassen” (“Music for touching”) play in the unconventional program “Countdown.” In a concert with music that does not strictly follow the categorization of serious and popular music, the listeners dive into contemporary music and discover pieces for participation and for co-creation, full of fun with surprising moments and intellectual games.

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World Premiere „The Space Behind“

30 November 2016, 8pm

at AMPERE MUFFATWERK Munich

as part of the concert "INTERAKTIONEN" (INTERACTIONS)
of the ensemble NEUES KOLLEKTIV MÜNCHEN (NKM)
Stefan Blum, Julia Schölzel, Christoph Reiserer and Zoro Babel by NKM play

with the guests Mugai Takai and Laura Konjetzky

Compositions by Georges Aperghis, Zoro Babel, Martin Parker,
Laura Konjetzky / Julia Schölzel and Gerhard E. Winkler

Laura Konjetzky (*1977) & Julia Schölzel (*1971):
The Space Behind (2016)

for piano four hands

In their composition„The Space Behind,“ the two composers and pianists Laura Konjetzky and Julia Schölzel set out to peek through musical keyholes to discover and to sound together hidden and unknown soundscapes of the grand piano.

There are “spaces behind” it that you can only enter if you are two at the grand piano whose interior assumes a new independence. The composition deals with the encounter of musical materials that demarcate each other or fuse together.

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Sound exploration workshops "Seas and Oceans"

Family day in Deutsches Museum (German Museum) in Munich
Water Sounds - Rush of the Deep Sea

Heinz Friedl, Laura Konjetzky

Musik zum Anfassen

5 November 2016, 10am – 3pm
6 November 2016, 10am – 3pm

The participants explore at several prepared sound stations the different ways in which we can create sound with water.

There will be a recording of the most interesting sounds that will be mixed at the computer into an imaginary deep sea scenario.

The sound mix may be accompanied by live music using prepared materials, microphones and effect machines.

No prior knowledge necessary, 7-99 years.

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tAPP – music with apps

Laura Konjetzky was admitted to the advanced professional development certificate course tAPP – music with apps in cultural education starting October 2016 in Berlin.

Certification of the Berlin Career College at the University of the Arts and the Federal Academy for Cultural Education Wolfenbuettel.

The certification course tAPP is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Further information:
> musik-mit-apps.de

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Think Big!#5 Festival

Participation at the keyboard in the dance piece „OUT“

by choreographer Anna Konjetzky

as part of the Think Big!#5 Festival

25 October 2016, 7pm

at Mucca in Munich, Germany

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World Premiere „The thoroughly shaken dream“

as part of "90 years GEDOK"

Festive anniversary reception of GEDOK München e.V. (GEDOK Munich)

12 October 2016

Festive Hall of the Munich Künstlerhaus at Lenbachplatz

World Premiere „The thoroughly shaken dream“ (2016)

for soprano, mezzo-soprano, 2 flutes, electric guitar and piano

by Laura Konjetzky

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Professional development at KOMPÄD 2016/17

Laura Konjetzky was accepted for professional development at KOMPÄD 2016/17 (pedagogical professional training for composers).

A joint project of the University of Cologne and Jeunesses Musicales Germany.

Further information:
> kompaed.de

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Spaces.Structures.Changes
at the 3rd ISPA International Conference in Bamberg


The Human in Architecture and Philosophy
3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA)
University of Bamberg, Department of Philosophy

ISPA 2016 Keynote presentation Laura Konjetzky

21 July 2016, Villa Concordia

Spaces.Structures.Changes: a musical exploration of the conference theme, by Laura Konjetzky

In her composition "Spaces. Structures. Changes", the multiple award-winning composer and pianist Laura Konjetzky abducts the audience on a journey through various musical spaces, from pianistic virtuosity to poetic sounds.

"Spaces. Structures. Changes" is a varied solo performance for piano which temporarily transforms the grand piano into a percussion instrument and in which the pianist sends enchanting piano sounds into the audience in a novel way.

Further information:
> ISPArchitecture

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composers@munich

Laura Konjetzky is performing her composition Nocturne 3 for piano solo (2013)

at the concert “70 Years Tonkünstler München e.V. – composers interpret their own works”

July 10, 2016 at 8pm

at "schwere reiter" in Munich, Germany

Organizer: Tonkünstler München e.V. in collaboration with Schwere Reiter Musik

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Lecture

Lecture about women composers then and now

by Susanne Wosnitzka and Laura Konjetzky

Laura Konjetzky talks about her compositional work

June 28, 2016, 7:30pm

at the Stadtbund Münchner Frauenverbände (Munich Women’s Associations League)

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Submerged! (“Abgetaucht”)
A project for musical explorations and composition

As a composer Laura Konjetzky is part of the artist organization “Musik zum Anfassen e.V. (music for touching) in Munich for the project Submerged! (“Abgetaucht”) in June/July 2016.

Laura Konjetzky is accompanying two classes of third and fourth graders of the Comenius School Munich while they are composing their own musical piece on the theme Underwater World, based on the scientific year's topic “marine research.”

In collaboration with Deutsches Museum in Munich.

Final Concert in the Hall of Fame of the Deutsches Museum in Munich July 10, 2016, 3pm

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World Premiere „Blurry tracks in a gloomy dream“ for violoncello and piano

April 18, 2016, at 8pm

Music Forum Munich

"Studio for Contemporary Music"

Versicherungskammer Bayern, Big Conference Hall

Philipp von Morgen (violoncello) and Laura Konjetzky (piano)

play works by Dorothee Eberhardt, Moritz Eggert, Vladimir Genin, Detlev Glanert, Laura Konjetzky and Johannes X. Schachtner.

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Lecture

Lecture about women composers then and now

by Susanne Wosnitzka and Laura Konjetzky

Laura Konjetzky talks about her compositional work

March 7, 2016, 7pm

at KOFRA in Munich

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Nocturne 3 for piano solo

Laura Konjetzky is performing her composition Nocturne 3 for piano solo (2013)

at the concert marking the 80th anniversary of

Hildegard Müller-Besemann

March 5, 2016 at 4pm

at the youth music school Gräfelfing

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Jury member at „Jugend musiziert“

Laura Konjetzky is a jury member at the at the regional competition Munich „Jugend musiziert“ (Youth playing music) 2016 on January 30 and 31, 2016.

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Fading Varnish / Verklingender Lack

A composition with projections of photographs
by Laura Konjetzky

Black Box at the Gasteig, Munich, Germany

January 23, 2016, at 8pm

> Verklingenderlack.de

“Fading Varnish” narrates in music the fantastic adventure of a grand piano in the wilderness.
At the beginning, the grand piano is a lost foreign matter. Later it becomes more and more a part of nature. Its sound and its music are changing and eventually gaining archaic nativeness.

A piece for piano solo, playback and additional instruments, in a light show with projections of photographs.

Concept, composition, photos, piano: Laura Konjetzky

This event is funded by the City of Munich, Department of Culture

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Solo Piano Recital „Night-Time“

an encounter of the nocturnal 19th and 20th century

October 14 & 15, 2015, at 8pm

at "schwere reiter" in Munich, Germany

Laura Konjetzky, piano plays

Frédéric Chopin:
• Nocturne Opus posth. 72 No. 1 (1827)
• Nocturne Opus 48 No. 1 (1841)
• Nocturne Opus 48 No. 2 (1841)

Laura Konjetzky: • Nocturne 1 for piano solo (2011)
• Nocturne 2 for piano solo and speaking pianist (2011)
• Nocturne 3 for piano solo (2013)
• Nocturne 5 for piano solo (2014)

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Jury Member at the WochenEnden der SonderPreisE – Wespe (WeekEnds of SPEcial awards)

Laura Konjetzky is a jury member at the WochenEnden der SonderPreisE – WESPE (WeekEnds of SPEcial awards) in Karlsruhe on September 18 and 19, 2015, which is part of the 52nd Federal Competition "Jugend musiziert" (Youth playing music).

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Europäisches Musikautoren-Stipendium der Gema

Laura Konjetzky receives the Europäische Musikautoren-Stipendium (EMAS) 2015 (European Music Author Fellowship) from GEMA (German society for musical performing and mechanical reproduction rights).

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Member of the Federal Jury at "Jugend musiziert" (Youth playing music) 2015

Laura Konjetzky is juror at the 52st federal competition "Jugend musiziert" 2015 in Hamburg.

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Tage der Neuen Musik Bamberg

Laura Konjetzky with the Ensemble Zeitsprung
Conductor: Markus Elsner

• on May 9 , 2015, 7pm, Villa Concordia
Minas Borboudakis: meta-soundscapes for ensemble (2008)

• on May 10, 2015, 7pm, Altes E-Werk
Awet Terterjan: 6th symphony (1981)

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Musikfest 2015 of the Munich Association
for Contemporary Music


on March 28, 2015, concert at 6 pm

at "schwere reiter" in Munich, Germany

• "The Red Encore" for Solo Violin and playback (2012)
by Laura Konjetzky

Akiko Mii-Japha, violin

• Nocturne 5 for Piano Solo (2014) by Laura Konjetzky

Laura Konjetzky, piano

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Festival „Zeit für Neue Musik“ in Bayreuth

Traces of the Night: Solo Piano Recital „NIGHT-TIME“

during the piano night at Steingraeber House in Bayreuth, Germany

March 24, 2015, at 10:30 pm

The pianist and composer Laura Konjetzky contrasts her four nocturnes with those of Frédéric Chopin whose music greatly influenced her.

Laura Konjetzky, piano plays

Frédéric Chopin:
• Nocturne Opus posth. 72 No. 1 (1827)
• Nocturne Opus 48 No. 1 (1841)
• Nocturne Opus 48 No. 2 (1841)

Laura Konjetzky:
• Nocturne 1 for piano solo (2011)
• Nocturne 2 for piano solo and speaking pianist (2011)
• Nocturne 3 for piano solo (2013)
• Nocturne 5 for piano solo (2014)

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The new Nocturne Video is online!



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Panel Discussion

Laura Konjetzky is a guest speaker at the panel discussion of the symposium "Creative Interpreters" of Münchner Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (Society for New Music).

November 15, 2014, at Orff-Center Munich, Germany

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Solo Piano Recital „Night-Time“
at Seidlvilla in Munich, Germany


September 20, 2014, at 8pm

Laura Konjetzky, piano plays

Frédéric Chopin:
• Nocturne Opus posth. 72 No. 1 (1827)
• Nocturne Opus 48 No. 1 (1841)
• Nocturne Opus 48 No. 2 (1841)

Laura Konjetzky:
• Nocturne 1 for piano solo (2011)
• Nocturne 2 for piano solo and speaking pianist (2011)
• Nocturne 3 for piano solo (2013)
• Nocturne 5 for piano solo (2014)

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World Premiere Nocturne 3 & 5
at Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus in Schwandorf, Germany


September, 5, 2014, at 8pm

Solo Piano Recital „NIGHT-TIME“

an encounter of the nocturnal 19th and 20th century

The pianist and composer Laura Konjetzky contrasts her four nocturnes with those of Frédéric Chopin whose music greatly influenced her. As composer, she is connected to Chopin by her intensive relationship to the piano.
The highlight of the recital are two world premieres!

Laura Konjetzky, piano

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Member of the Federal Jury at "Jugend musiziert" (Youth playing music) 2014

Laura Konjetzky is juror for New Music at the 51st federal competition "Jugend musiziert" 2014 .

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Laura Konjetzky at Klassik im Club - Festival 2014

Flyer Klassik im Club 2014

Klassik Im Club - Festival 2014
Bob Beaman Club in Munich, Germany


April 30, 2014, doors open at 9 pm

1. Laura Konjetzky (piano) plays "Spaces.Structures.Changes" by
L. Konjetzky

2. Munich Philharmonic String Quartet plays the string quartet
in F major by Maurice Ravel

DJ Dan-Thanh

www.bobbeamanclub.com

Laura Konjetzky: "Spaces.Structures.Changes"
for piano solo and playback (2012)

In her composition "Spaces. Structures. Changes", the multiple award-winning composer and pianist Laura Konjetzky abducts the audience on a journey through various musical spaces, from pianistic virtuosity to poetic sounds.

"Spaces. Structures. Changes" is a varied solo performance for piano which temporarily transforms the grand piano into a percussion instrument and in which the pianist sends enchanting piano sounds into the audience in a novel way.

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The “Spaces.Structures.Changes” Live Trailer Is Now Online!



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Piano Music At The Exhibition Opening

Laura Konjetzky performs at

the Museum of German Early Romanticism in Jena, Germany

at the opening of the photo exhibition by Vera Botterbusch

October 26, 2013

Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne op. 48,2
Frédéric Chopin: Fantaisie-Impromptu op. 66
Laura Konjetzky: Nocturne 1 for piano solo (2011)

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Artist In Residence In California

Laura Konjetzky was selected as a composer for the Djerassi Resident Artist Program 2013 in California, USA.

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Musikfest Of The Munich Association For
Contemporary Music


schwere reiter in Munich, Germany

on March 16, 2013, at 10:30 pm

Nocturne 2 for piano solo and speaking pianist
by Laura Konjetzky

piano, voice: Laura Konjetzky

Nocturne 2 by Laura Konjetzky is based on a poem of the composer and dedicates itself to the connection of piano sound and language in the acoustics and atmosphere of the night.

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World Premiere Fading Varnish

A composition with projections of photographs by Laura Konjetzky

Black Box at the Gasteig, Munich

February 1, 2013, at 8pm

“Fading Varnish” narrates in music the fantastic adventure of a grand piano in the wilderness.
At the beginning, the grand piano is a lost foreign matter. Later it becomes more and more a part of nature. Its sound and its music are changing and eventually gaining archaic nativeness.

A piece for piano solo, playback and additional instruments, in a light show with projections of photographs.

Concept, composition, photos, piano: Laura Konjetzky

Fading Varnish Website:

> Verklingenderlack.de


Tickets: 17 Euros (regular), 12 Euros (reduced) at München Ticket

> Muenchenticket.de

This project is funded by the City of Munich, Department of Cuture

This event is sponsored by Stiftung Bayerischer Musikfonds

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World Premiere The Red Encore

for Solo Violin and playback by Laura Konjetzky

Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg

January 9, 2013, at 7pm

Violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved performs compositions by Ansgar Beste and alumni of the Villa Concordia

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World Premiere Spaces.Structures.Changes

Composition Meets Choreography

As part of “Lautwechsel 2012” at the Einstein Cultural Centre in Munich, Germany

September 15, 2012, at 8pm

In 2009, pianist and composer Laura Konjetzky wrote her work for piano solo “landscapes.structure.spaces.”

In 2012 she developed – together with the dancer and choreographer Chantal Gagnebin – a revised, expanded version titled “Spaces.Structures.Changes.” It is also a piece for piano solo but includes choreographed movements for the pianist that will affect the audience’s listening experience.

Hence a new form of the solo piano recital is born from the merging of the perspective of the composer and pianist Laura Konjetzky with that of the dancer and choreographer Chantal Gagnebin.


Laura Konjetzky: piano, composition
Chantal Gagnebin: choreography

Organized by Kunstbahnstein | Karl Wallowsky and Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München (Department of Culture of the City of Munich)

> Lautwechsel.de    > Chantalgagnebin.com

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Munich Opera Festival, Haus Der Kunst

A concert project linked to Richard Wagner's “Ring der Nibelungen”

Munich Opera Festival 2012, Bavarian State Opera

on July 4, 2012, 8pm
Haus der Kunst

With the Orchestra Jakobsplatz Munich
Daniel Grossmann, conductor

Works by: Richard Wagner, Alexander Skrjabin,
Ivan Wyschnegradsky, Philip Glass, Mauricio Kagel

Ivan Wyschnegradsky: Etude on the Circling Motion in Quarter-Tone System, op. 45c

Laura Konjetzky, piano

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Improvisation Concert In Zurich

on June 12, 2012

Wim Zürich – “Werkstatt für improvisierte Musik Zürich”, Switzerland

Laura Konjetzky – grand piano
Lucas Niggli – drums
Alfred Zimmerlin – violoncello

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Fellowship And Artist In Residence

In 2011/2012 she received a fellowship from the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts for a six-month study visit at Cité Internationale des Arts Paris.

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Concert In Paris

on March 13, 2012

in the Auditorium Edmond Michelet
at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France

Two music fellowship recipients of the Cité Internationale des Arts Paris introduce themselves:
First part of the concert „landscapes.structures.spaces“ (landschaften.strukturen.räume) by Laura Konjetzky

In her composition “landscapes.structures.spaces,” the multiple-award winning pianist and composer Laura Konjetzky abducts her audience into a distinct soundscape, playing with the perception of time dimensions and creating musical spaces.

“…setting out for inner and sounds…”

Laura Konjetzky – grand piano

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Last update: May 22, 2017