TILL ALEXANDER KORBER
Born in Tübingen, Till Alexander Körber studied at the Freiburg/Breisgau Musikhochschule from 1986 and from 1990 to 1995 was a pupil of Hans Petermandl at the Vienna Musikhochschule. He has won various prizes as a pianist and composer, including the Interpretation Prize for Contemporary Music of the Concours Européenne, first prize in 1991 of the Austrro Mechana and in 1997 awards in the Guido dʼArezzo Composition Competition of the Salzburg Mozarteum. He has appeared as a soloist, accompanist and chamber-musician, particularly in association with the violinist Martin Walch and the Merlin Vienna Ensemble, while broadcasts, television appearances and recordings have taken him throughout Europe, to Africa, Asia and the United States. As a composer Till Alexander Körberis is largely self-taught. In 2003 he was awarded the Austrian State Scholarship for composers and in 2008 the regional culture prize of Upper Austria. His compositions include songs, chamber music and an oratorio. From 1994 to 2003 he taught contemporary piano music at the Graz Music University. Since 1999 he has directed a class for piano and piano chamber music at the Linz Anton Bruckner Private University.