Ib Hausmann, who plays both the classical clarinet and the E flat, bass clarinet and basset horn, studied in Berlin with Ewald Koch and with the pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio, Menahem Pressler, in Banff. His cultural development was also influenced by György Kurtág. A first prize winner in international competitions, including the TIJI radio competition of UNESCO, he has appeared in leading music centres of the world, collaborating with distinguished colleagues and string quartets, and in November 2000 made his début as soloist in the Vienna Musikvereinsaal with the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra. He dedicates himself also to improvised music, theatre, jazz, and modern performance forms. His first recording of BertholdGoldschmidt with the Mandelring Quartet was awarded the GermanRecord Critics’ Prize. Other recordings include Morton Feldman’s Clarinet and String Quartet with the Pellegrini Quartet and works by Schumann, Berg and Brahms with the pianist Frank-Immo Zichner. His prize-winning recording with Nina Tichman of the complete music for clarinet and piano by Max Reger appeared on Hänssler Classic. In 2006 Deutsche Grammophon issued his recording of Gerhard Frommel’s Double Concerto for piano and clarinet, with Music from Theresienstadt, together with Anne Sofie von Otter and Christian Gerhaher. This recording was nominated for the Grammy award in 2008. In 1996 he published his first composition, with the title Ohnung.