Wolfgang Rihm

Karlsruhe-born composer Wolfgang Rihm studied with Eugen Werner Velte, Wolfgang Fortner and Humphrey Searle and continued his studies with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Klaus Huber. He is considered one of the major composers of our time. Among his many honors and awards is the Ernst von Siemens Music Award which he received in 2003. He is a member of the Academies of Art in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg and Mannheim and has been a professor at the Karlsruhe Conservatory since 1985.