Adtende, ubi albescit veritas for baritone and large ensemble, re: Vanitas by Christian Boltanski
Michael Jarrell (*1958) studied composition at the Conservatory of his hometown Geneva and with Klaus Huber in Freiburg. Among his compositions, instrumental works like Abschied (for piano and orchestra), the cycle Assonance (for various ensemble combinations, 1983-2000) as well as operas like Cassandre, first performed in Paris in 1994, and Le Pere, based on texts by Heiner Müller (2010) at the Schwetzinger Festspiele, stand out.
His compositions have won numerous international prizes and awards, for example the Beethoven Prize of the City of Bonn, the Marescotti Prize for Composition of the Dutch Gaudeamus Foundation, and the Siemens Encouragement Award.
He has been invited to the Lucerne Festival and to Lyon as composer in residence. Since 1993 he has been a professor of composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. In 2001 he was named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. und nach Lyon eingeladen. Seit 1993 ist er Professor für Komposition an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Wien. 2001 wurde er zum Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres ernannt.