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Laura Konjetzky, Pianistin und Komponistin

Laura Konjetzky, Pianistin und Komponistin

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Laura Konjetzky

The pianist and composer Laura Konjetzky was born in Munich in 1977.

She studied piano at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg/Austria with Christoph Lieske and at the Berlin University of the Arts/Germany. She continued her studies with Walter Fähndrich at the University of Music Basel/Switzerland with a concentration on Free Improvisation.

Laura recorded numerous solo pieces for the Bavarian State Broadcast Company (Bayerischer Rundfunk) amongst others Prokofiev, Schulhoff, Ustvolskaya and gave many solo and chamber music performances of classical and contemporary music, as well as in improvisation.

She has worked with ensemble risonanze erranti, Ensemble Resonanz, Ensemble Zeitsprung and the Munich Chamber Orchestra, as well she was engaged to perform at the Salzburg Festival, International Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA), A*DEvantgarde Festival, Klassik im Club Festival, Tanzwerkstatt Europe, European Weeks Festival in Passau, Jazz And More Festival Sibiu, Rumania, Think Big! Festival, Festival "Zeit für Neue Musik" in Bayreuth, the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, the Foundation Nantesbuch, the Theater Altenburg Gera and the Fundación Goethe in Spain.

Since 2009 Laura Konjetzky is a Music Supervisor for the Bavarian State Broadcast Company (Bayerischer Rundfunk).

The piano plays an essential role in her composing creations. She explores new sounds at and with the grand piano, and she searches for new elements that expand piano music as, for example, with structured spoken language or percussion instruments.


Among her most important works are the composition „Memories in a Shimmering Dream“ for Ensemble“ (2020) and the 60-minute piece "Fading Varnish", a composition with projections of photographs for piano solo, playback and additional instruments (2013).

In addition, she wrote music for dance and theatre, e.g. for the Bavarian State Theatre (Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel), Theater Bremen, schauspielfrankfurt, the choreographic project Heinrich tanzt! by Fokus Tanz – Tanz und Schule e.V., as well as for compagnie Anna Konjetzky. As a composer releases by MassiveBass / Warner Chappell Production Music.
Her music was played and performed in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, France, Spain, Romania, Turkey and in China.

Laura Konjetzky received several prizes and awards for her artistic work, such as the Leonhard and Ida Wolf Memorial Award for Music, granted by the City of Munich (2002), the Bavarian Prize for the Advancement of the Arts (2006) and the Music Fellowship of the regional capital Munich (2010). In 2010/11, she was a fellow at the Internationale Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia in Bamberg/Germany.

In 2011/12 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.

Laura Konjetzky was selected as a composer for the Djerassi Resident Artists Program 2013 in California, USA and awarded the Helen L. Bing Fellowship.

She is constantly executing school-composition projects and is part of the jury team of the well known competition "Jugend musiziert" on regional and national level.

Laura Konjetzky received the Europäische Musikautoren-Stipendium (EMAS) 2015 (European Music Author Fellowship) from GEMA (German society for musical performing and mechanical reproduction rights) and 2017 the International fellowship Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Virginia, USA.

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