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• studied double bass and composition in Lübeck (with Friedhelm Döhl)
• 1988 external composition studies in Cologne and Rome under Hans Werner Henze, who encouraged Müller-Wieland’s interest for musical theatre
• various residences abroad via scholarships (1989 Chopin Academy Warsaw, 1991 Cité des Arts in Paris as well as the Leonard Bernstein Foundation for a composition course with Oliver Knussen at the Tanglewood Music Center, 1992/93 Academia Tedesca “Villa Massimo” in Rome)
• since 1993 freelance composer in Berlin
• 2006 as lecturer and since 2007 as professor of composition at the Munich Conservatory
• literary inspirations play a central role in Müller-Wieland’s work, also his instrumental compositions also contain a latent scenic vision
• his music is extremely lively, frequently featuring unsentimental, expressive gestures and powerful, complex rhythms, some of which reveal jazz influences
• sometimes processing phantasmagorias of destruction or concrete manifestations of evil
• member of the Freie Akademie der Künste in Hamburg and among other awards has won the Hindemith Prize of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Sponsorship Prize for Composers of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation

Works by Jan Müller-Wieland include:
Gottesspur (2019) for bassoon or contrabassoon, electronics and orchestra
Der Knacks (2009) Melodrama for narrator, 18 strings and piano
Ballad of Ariel (2002) for violin and orchestra
Nathans Tod (2000) Opera in two acts after Lessing and Tabori

Works by Jan Müller-Wieland are published by Boosey & Hawkes / Sikorski.

Looking ahead: new CD Piano Works (Capriccetti, 1st and 2nd cycles as well as Trauma und Rückgrat) by Jan Müller-Wieland, recorded by Shoko Kuroe (NEOS 12317); world premiere Blind for voice and piano (Jan); CD Musik für eine Kirche (Reinhold Friedrich & Andre Schoch, Trompete / Sebastian Küchler-Blessing, Orgel - ARS Produktion ARS38359); Blind for soprano and piano with Laura Braun and Cole Knutson live on DLF-Kultur Radio (16 Apr. 8 pm)

“I work within my possibilities and their limits: collage, music about music, developing intimate sound values, evocations of old keys, invocations to distant, sonic things or to sarcastic - perhaps even music satirical - formulas, and so and so on...” – Jan Müller-Wieland

Please also visit Jan Müller-Wieland’s website at www.janmueller-wieland.de

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