Julius Benedikt
von Lorentz Composer © Julius von Lorentz        -Imprint-

News

world premieres

14.08.2020 - 7 p.m.
World premiere "Spannungsfelder II" in Frankfurt a.M.in the University for music and performing arts >>MAP
Idea Spannungsfelder II - Fields of tension between charge and discharge, tension and relaxation, inhalation and exhalation. The piece is built up from a single note. So the great finds itself in the small. The movement in the piece begins linear, comes into oscillation, swells, makes waves, rises upwards. The resulting tension discharges explosively. Gradually the movement becomes calmer, the waves smooth out and fade away into nothingness.
15.07.2020 - 20:00 Uhr
World premiere "Muedigkeit" as part of the styriarte Festival in Graz (Austria)
- Cancelled because of Corona -

Further dates

08.10. until 18.08. 2020
composition masterclass IMPULS in Dessau
07.08. until 15.08. 2020
Masterclass "Jugend-komponiert" in Weikersheim
24.07. until 07.08. 2020
International summer academie of music (ISAM) masterclass
- postponed to summer 2021 -
01.06.2020
14:00 Uhr
performance "...cave paintings" (arranged version) at the competition "composer kids!" at the moers festival 2020
video on ARTE concert
Interview at the ARTE studio "Entezami"

current info

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I am actually working on a double concerto for trumpet, piano and orchestra, etudes for the piano and a piece for ensemble.
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A few days ago I started my musical diary... - Music only for the moment, recorded for you. Every day, I play a short free improvisation. Sometimes the occasion determines the mood, sometimes me ;-)

Dates

2020

14.08.2020
World premiere "Spannungsfelder II" in Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
07.08. until 15.08. 2020
Masterclass "Jugend-komponiert" in Weikersheim (Germany)
composition for voice (tenor),trumpet, cello, guitar and piano >>DETAILS
24.07. until 07.08. 2020
International summer academie of music (ISAM) master class
- postponed to summer 2021 -
13.07. until 15.07. 2020
Composition masterclass styriarte festival Graz (Austria)
- Cancelled because of Corona -
12.05.2020
Bruno Frey-Award Ceremony
- postponed to autumn 2020 -
06.04., until 08.04.2020
Composition masterclass styriarte festival Graz (Austria)
- Cancelled because of Corona -
07.03.2020
Performance of "Genie und Wahnsinn" in the Great Hall Quedlinburg (Germany)
- Composition commissioned by the Halberstadt City Culture Board of Trustees -
06.03.2020
World premiere "Genie und Wahnsinn" in the theatre Halberstadt
- World premiere with the Harzer Sinfoniker -

Vita

Born in 2003, the composer Julius von Lorentz is one of the most promising young composers in Germany. He composed his first pieces at the age of seven. Three times he won the Bundespreis Jugend-komponiert. At the 30th Orchesterwerkstatt in Halberstadt he was awarded the prize of the Kuratorium Stadtkultur Halberstadt as well as the prize of the festival "IMPULS". The young artist took part in numerous composition workshops in Germany and Austria, among them a masterclass at the Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna. He received a partial scholarship for the international summer academy of music (ISAM) and was also invited to the styriarte Festival in Graz. He wrote commissioned compositions for the initiative NEUES ZEUG, for the Harz Symphony Orchestra, Jugend-musiziert and for the project "250 piano pieces for Beethoven" by the pianist Susanne Kessel. His catalogue of works includes solo to orchestral literature, but his focus so far has been on smaller ensembles.

He is also highly successful as a pianist and cellist. In addition to numerous state and national prizes at Jugend-musiziert, his musical work was also awarded the GVL prize at the competition festival of special prizes in Regensburg. He already won the Bruno Frey Prize three times and recently also for composition. Julius von Lorentz is currently taking piano lessons with Prof. Fedele Antonicelli, and is a student in the cello class of Prof. Mario de Secondi.

Works

2020
  • zwoelfeinhalb Etueden fuer Klavier ("twelve and a half etudes for piano")
  • AURA I for cello and four spatially positioned loudspeakers
  • >>Sound and score of my piece AURA I as clip

  • Muedigkeit ("fatigue") for fl, ob, clar, bsn, hn, vl, vla, vlc, cb, pno
    - Scholarship for participation in the composition masterclass of the styriarte Festival Graz 2020
2019
  • Genie und Wahnsinn ("genius and mania") for big orchestra
    - composition commissioned by the Halberstadt City Culture Board of Trustees, performances by the " Harzer Sinfoniker" on the 6th and 7th March 2020
  • Be for Clarinet in Bb and Trumpet in Bb (also piccolo trumpet)
    I. LIFE
    II. Intermezzo
    III. light
    - Commissioned work for Jugend-musiziert 2019
  • Spannungsfelder ("fields of tension")
    Spannungsfelder I for string quartet
    - composition for the final concert of the third composition masterclass at the Arnold Schoenberg-Centre Vienna
    Spannungsfelder II for voice (tenor),trumpet, cello, guitar and piano
    - "Bundespreis Jugend-komponiert" 2020
  • Work-out for alto saxophone and piano - performance at Jugend-musiziert 2020
  • (k)eine Rhapsodie for trumpet and piano
    - prize at the "Landeswettbewerb Jugend-komponiert" 2018/19
    - performances at "Jugend-musiziert" 2019
    - collaboration with Prof. Reinhold Friedrich
  • Nocturne - Szenen bei Nacht for big orchestra
    - world premiere prize
    - prize of the curatorship Stadtkultur Halberstadt with composition commission
    - prize of the festival "IMPULS
2018
  • diesseits-jenseits ("here-beyond") for clarinet in Bb, violin und accordion
    - "Bundespreis Jugend-komponiert" 2019
  • blues for cello solo
    - commissioned work for Jugend-musiziert 2019
  • Aus der Reihe - Tanzen for flute ensemble and piano ad lib.
    -commissioned work of the ensemble QuerKlangWerk
  • "Unsterbliche Geliebte" - Beethovens Brief 1812 ("Immortal beloved")  for piano solo
    - composition for "250 piano pieces for BEETHOVEN" by Susanne Kessel
    >DETAILS
  • Turmbau zu Babel ("tower of Babel") for big orchestra
2017
  • ...cave paintings for tuba and percussion
    - "Bundespreis Jugend-komponiert" 2018

    performed by Constantin Hartwig (tuba) and Vanessa Porter (percussion)
    Sound engineer: Piotr Furmanczyk
  • Vertreibung aus dem Paradies ("Expulsion from paradise") for cello and piano
    - performance at Jugend-musiziert 2018
  • Trio fuer 4 (trio for four) for violin, cello and piano
    - Prize at the "Landeswettbewerb Jugend-komponiert" 2017/18
  • ONE for alto saxophone, violin, marimba and piano
    - composition for the final concert of the second composition masterclass at the Arnold Schoenberg-Centre Vienna
  • Traeume ("dreams") for piano and an alarm clock
    - composition for a project of the club modern Junior „piano concert with images“
  • Pulsare for string orchetra
2016
  • SelbstGespraech (self talk) for flute solo
    - Advancement Award at "Jugend-komponiert" 2017

    performed by Sally Beck (flute)
    Sound engineer: Piotr Furmanczyk
  • Jökulsárlón for prepared piano
    - Prize at the "Landeswettbewerb Jugend komponiert" 2016/17
    - Performances at Jugend-musiziert 2017
    - Prize of the "Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten" (GVL) at the competition festival of special prizes (WESPE) 2017 in Regensburg
  • Capriccio for flute and clarinet in Bb
    - composition in the framework of the "Landeswettbewerbs Jugend-komponiert" 2016/17
  • Bauerntanz ("Peasant dance") for cello quartet
2015
  • Tanz der Wilden ("Dance of the savages") for cello solo
    - Advancement Award at "Jugend-komponiert" 2016

    played by Julius von Lorentz (cello) at the age of 12.

Press

"Julius von Lorentz is [...] one of the most promising young German composers"

Achim Zepp

"You could hear exciting, non-conformist music, with sometimes unearthly associations"

Guenther Vogel in the Schwaebische Zeitung about ONE (2017)

Jugend-musiziert 2020

>ARTIKEL (in German)

Orchestra workshop for young composers Halberstadt 2019

>ARTICLE OF THE MDR (in German)

Julius von Lorentz wins two prices in Halberstadt
>ARTICLE OF THE SZ (in German)

 

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