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Leading composer Olga Neuwirth has signed an exclusive publishing contract with Boosey & Hawkes to represent her current and future works worldwide. These works will join those composed between 2000 and 2009, already published by Boosey & Hawkes.


Boosey & Hawkes is delighted to welcome Olga Neuwirth, one of the world’s leading composers, to its roster, having signed a publishing agreement at the end of March 2021 to represent her current and future works worldwide. This is a continuation of B&H's representation of Neuwirth's music from 2000 to 2009, including her critically acclaimed opera Lost Highway and trumpet concerto … miramondo multiplo … Other works by Neuwirth are represented by music publisher Ricordi.

Olga Neuwirth was born in Graz in 1968 and studied in Vienna, San Francisco and Paris. Her teachers included Adriana Hölszky, Tristan Murail and Luigi Nono. She is one of the most successful composers of her generation and works with numerous international top-rank artists. Her artistic outlook has always involved multiple aesthetics, from film, literature, visual art, natural science, and everyday culture. Commissions by institutions such as the Vienna State Opera, the Lucerne Festival and the London Symphony Orchestra stand alongside projects with the experimental jazz and improv scene. She is particularly focused on an interdisciplinary approach that speaks to all the senses:

“My work should always span every genre and cross boundaries and limits which were and are set by humans. So, from the beginning, I have asked political social questions to develop visions, as it seems that only in art one can still express visions and not merely reproduce old thoughts like dropped leaves. Therefore I’ve pursued a progressively clearer way from heteronomy to freedom, represented by an independent style that is hard to define as it is free from norms and rituals – an art-in-between.” (Olga Neuwirth)

Milestones in an impressive oeuvre spanning many genres are solo concertos for piano (locus ... doublure ... solus, 2001), bassoon (torsion: transparent variation, 2001), trumpet (... miramondo multiplo ..., 2006) and viola (Remnants of songs ... an Amphigory, 2009), orchestral works (Masaot/Clocks without Hands, 2013), music for films such as Kill Daddy Good Night (Das Vaterspiel, 2009), the horror film Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh Ich seh, 2014) or The City Without Jews (Die Stadt ohne Juden, 2017), as well as pieces for large-scale music theatre, from Bählamms Fest (premiere 1999) to Lost Highway (2003) and Orlando (2019).

Olga Neuwirth has also always raised her voice emphatically in cultural and socio-political matters. Her work has been recognised with numerous awards, including the Heidelberger Künstlerinnenpreis, the Louis Spohr Music Prize of the City of Braunschweig, the German Music Authors’ Prize, the Wolf Prize and the Austrian Grand State Prize. She is a guest at festivals and concert halls such as Cité de la musique, Festival d’Automne Paris, Donaueschinger Musiktage, IRCAM, Holland Festival, the Salzburg Festival, Carnegie Hall in New York and BBC Proms in London, among others. She was also Composer in Residence at the Lucerne Festival and Focus Composer at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Berlin Festival.

Boosey & Hawkes considers itself fortunate to be able to continue the successful collaboration in the past with a new intensity for the future. Janis Susskind, Managing Director of the music publisher’s London headquarters, comments: "Olga Neuwirth is a fearless trailblazer with a unique voice. It has been a thrill to follow her trajectory towards full international recognition at the highest level, and we are all delighted to join with her again for the exciting next stage of her artistic journey."

Winfried Jacobs, Managing Director of Boosey & Hawkes Berlin adds: "There is much anticipation of forthcoming high-profile projects, including a clarinet concerto for Jörg Widmann and a commission for Wien Modern. In the coming seasons, Olga Neuwirth will be composer in residence with several European orchestras."

For further information visit:
> Olga Neuwirth at Boosey & Hawkes
> Olga Neuwirth’s website

Olga Neuwirth is managed by Cathy Nelson Artists and Projects.

About Boosey & Hawkes:
Boosey & Hawkes, a Concord company, is the world’s leading publisher of contemporary classical music. Its blue chip catalogue of 20th-century masters includes Bartók, Bernstein, Britten, Copland, Prokofieff, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Strauss and Stravinsky alongside an eminent front list of composers that includes John Adams, Louis Andriessen, Harrison Birtwistle, Unsuk Chin, Anna Clyne, Brett Dean, Detlev Glanert, Osvaldo Golijov, HK Gruber, Karl Jenkins, Elena Kats-Chernin, Magnus Lindberg, James MacMillan, Steve Reich, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Eric Whitacre.
> www.boosey.com

About Concord Music Publishing:
Concord Music Publishing is a global, full-service, independent music publisher offering bespoke creative support from its A&R, Synchronization and Marketing teams and diligent administration by its in-house Copyright, Licensing, Income Tracking and Royalty departments. Based in Nashville with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London and Berlin, Concord Music Publishing owns or administers more than 400,000 copyrighted musical works. Spanning nearly two centuries of song, through a vast array of genres and territories, Concord represents the world’s most celebrated songwriters, composers and lyricists.
> www.concord.com

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