Johannes Maria Staud

Caldera (for Tony Cragg), Scene in the Antelope Style, re: Caldera by Anthony

Johannes Staud (*1974) studied composition with Michael Jarrell and music theory with Iván Eröd at the Music Academy in Vienna between 1994 and 2001 and also with Hanspeter Kyburz at the Music Academy Hanns Eisler. In addition, he studied musicology and philosophy in Vienna. Staud attended master courses with Brian Ferneyhough and was a co-founder of the group “Gegenklang” (Vienna).

His compositions have been performed by the Berlin Philharmonic under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle and by the Ensemble Modern, among others. He has received commissions from the Vienna Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Ensemble Modern and others. During the 2010/11 season he was “Capell-Compositeur” of the Staatskapelle Dresden.

His numerous international honours and awards include the Paul Hindemith Prize (2009), the Encouragement Award of the Ernst von Siemens Foundation, and the Music Prize of the City of Vienna (2012).