Michael von Hintzenstern

Michael von Hintzenstern, born in 1956, took his first class in composition at the age of 14 at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Franz Liszt’ in Weimar. From 1975 to 1984, he studied choral conducting and the organ at the Thüringer Kirchenmusikschule in Eisenach and took additional classes in musicology at the Martin-Luther-Universität in Halle/Saale. Von Hintzenstern received an award at the International Composition Competition in Boswil (Switzerland) in 1976 and thus worked at the Künstlerhaus Boswil from December 1976 to March 1977. In 1980/81, von Hintzenstern established the ‘Ensembles für Intuitive Musik Weimar’, which focused on works by Karlheinz Stockhausen (contact starting in 1970, collaborative practice sessions in 1991 and 2005, CD production Für Kommende Zeiten, sound direction: Karlheinz Stockhausen, 2005). Von Hintzenstern initiated the first ‘Tage Neuer Musik’ in Weimar, which has since been held annually, and established the ‘Unabhängige Vereinigung für Musik der Gegenwart “Klang Projekte Weimar e.V.”’, which organized the Tage Neuer Musik and the concert series ‘Neue Wege Zur Musik—Wege zur Neuen Musik’.