Julius von Lorentz, born in 2003, is one of the most promising young composers in Germany. He was sponsored from 2014 to 2020 by the Institute for the Early Promotion of Highly Gifted Musicians in cooperation with the Hanover University of Music. He then studied composition with Prof. Sidney Corbett at the Musikhochschule Mannheim. He is currently studying composition (Bachelor) with Prof. Marc Andre and Prof. Stefan Prins at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden and receives piano lessons from Prof. Fedele Antonicelli.


The young composer has already been awarded numerous prizes. For example, he won the 2018-2022 Federal Prize Youth Composes. At the 30th Orchestra Workshop in Halberstadt, he contained both the prize of the IMPULS festival and the prize of the Kuratorium Stadtkultur. He was also awarded the prize of the Bruno Frey Foundation several times. For his works "Stimmen" and "Spannungsfelder IV" for ensemble, live electronics and videos he received the prize of the Verband deutscher Musikschulen e. V. and the prize of the GVL. At the international Joseph Dorfman Composition Competition 2022 he won the third prize as the youngest participant of the competition.


Julius von Lorentz attended numerous workshops, such as the Composing Workshop at the Arnold Schönberg Center Vienna and the international summer academy of music. In 2020 he was a participant in the masterclass of the IMPULS Festival for New Music. Numerous other compositions were commissioned by the foundation NEUES ZEUG, the moers festival, the Harzer Sinfoniker and the project conTRUMPETary. In September 2022 Julius von Lorentz was artist in residence of the JMD's Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf scholarship.