Guest Speaker | Gernot Wolfgang
GRAMMY® nominated composer Gernot Wolfgang will be a guest speaker at Dr. Nic Gerpe’s weekly history class, Current Techniques and Composers. The online event is free and open to all PCM students and families. If you would like to attend please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the event’s zoom link.
Critics describe GRAMMY® nominated Gernot Wolfgang as a “master composer with important things to communicate to his listeners” (David DeBoor Canfield, Fanfare) and a composer with a “winning sonic arsenal” (Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone), while jazz legend Dave Brubeck characterized Gernot’s music as being of “unconventional beauty”.
Born in Bad Gastein, Austria in 1957, Gernot Wolfgang currently resides in Los Angeles. Gernot has so far received more than 40 commissions from individuals and organizations such as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (2006 and 2015), the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Jazz Festival of the European Broadcasting Union, Los Angeles Philharmonic principals Michele Zukovsky (clarinet), Joanne Pearce Martin (keyboard) and David Breidenthal (bassoon), the Verdehr Trio & Michigan State University, the Debussy Trio, Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society, Cal State Northridge, Oesterreichische Kammersymphoniker (Austria), Jazz Bigband Graz (Austria), and the Los Angeles based chamber music series Chamber Music Palisades, Pacific Serenades and South Bay Chamber Music Society.
His concert works, which are published by Doblinger and Fatrock Ink Music Publishers, have been presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra (Japan), the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Australia), the Muenchner Rundfunkorchester (Germany) and the Symponieorchester Vorarlberg (Austria).
Gernot Wolfgang also works as an orchestrator in the film and TV music industry. He is currently associate artistic director of HEAR NOW – A Festival of New Music by Contemporary Los Angeles Composers.