45 Notable alumni of
Academy of Music and Dance in Cologne

The Academy of Music and Dance in Cologne is 1041st in the world, 359th in Europe, and 43rd in Germany by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 45 notable alumni from the Academy of Music and Dance in Cologne sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Karlheinz Stockhausen

    Karlheinz Stockhausen
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1928-2007 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    music theoristmusicianmusicologistuniversity teachercomposer
    Biography

    Karlheinz Stockhausen was a German composer, widely acknowledged by critics as one of the most important but also controversial composers of the 20th and early 21st centuries. He is known for his groundbreaking work in electronic music, for introducing controlled chance (aleatory techniques) into serial composition, and for musical spatialization.

  2. Engelbert Humperdinck

    Engelbert Humperdinck
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1854-1921 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    composermusicologistmusic criticlibrettistconductor
    Biography

    Engelbert Humperdinck was a German composer. He is known widely for his opera Hansel and Gretel (1893).

  3. Christoph Eschenbach

    Christoph Eschenbach
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    conductorpianist
    Biography

    Christoph Eschenbach is a German pianist and conductor.

  4. Sayaka Shoji

    Sayaka Shoji
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    musicianviolinist
    Biography

    Sayaka Shoji is a Japanese classical violinist. She was the first Japanese and youngest winner at the Paganini Competition in Genoa in 1999.

  5. Willem Mengelberg

    Willem Mengelberg
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1871-1951 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    composerconductoruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Joseph Wilhelm Mengelberg was a Dutch conductor, famous for his performances of Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler and Strauss with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest symphonic conductors of the 20th century.

  6. Péter Eötvös

    Péter Eötvös
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in the Academy of Music and Dance in Cologne
    Studied in 1966-1968
    Occupations
    composerpianistuniversity teacherlibrettistconductor
    Biography

    Péter Eötvös is a Hungarian composer, conductor and teacher.

  7. Adolf Busch

    Adolf Busch
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1891-1952 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueconcertmaster
    Biography

    Adolf Georg Wilhelm Busch was a German–Swiss violinist, conductor, and composer.

  8. Ji-In Cho

    Ji-In Cho
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    composersingerpianist
    Biography

    Ji-In Cho is a German heavy metal singer of Korean descent. She has been the lead vocalist and pianist of the symphonic metal band Krypteria since December 2004 until their hiatus after her pregnancy. Following this, she became the lead vocalist of And Then She Came, a band consisting of most of the former members of Krypteria.

  9. Elly Ney

    Elly Ney
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1882-1968 (aged 86)
    Enrolled in the Academy of Music and Dance in Cologne
    Studied in 1892-1900
    Occupations
    pianistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Elly Ney was a German romantic pianist who specialized in Beethoven, and was especially popular in Germany.

  10. Markus Stockhausen

    Markus Stockhausen
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    trumpeterfilm score composermusic pedagoguejazz musicianrecord producer
    Biography

    Markus Stockhausen is a German trumpeter and composer. His recordings and performances have typically alternated between jazz and chamber or opera music, the latter often in collaboration with his father, composer Karlheinz Stockhausen.

  11. Reinhard Goebel

    Reinhard Goebel
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    conductormusicologistviolinist
    Biography

    Reinhard Goebel is a German conductor and violinist specialising in early music on authentic instrument,s and professor for historical performance at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Goebel received his first violin lessons at the age of twelve. He studied the violin with Franzjosef Maier [de; fr], the leader of the Collegium Aureum, Saschko Gawriloff, an expert in difficult modern scores, and baroque violinists Marie Leonhardt [de; fr] in The Hague and Eduard Melkus in Vienna.

  12. Markus Stenz

    Markus Stenz
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    musicianconductor
    Biography

    Markus Stenz is a German conductor. He studied at the Hochschule für Musik Köln with Volker Wangenhein and at Tanglewood with Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa.

  13. Peter Dijkstra

    Peter Dijkstra
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Peter Dijkstra is a Dutch conductor, especially of choirs and vocal ensembles.

  14. Frederick Stock

    Frederick Stock
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1872-1942 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    conductorviolistfiddlercomposer
    Biography

    Frederick Stock was a German conductor and composer, most famous for his 37-year tenure as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

  15. Alfredo Perl

    Alfredo Perl
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    pianistconductor
    Biography

    Alfredo Perl is a Chilean-German classical pianist and conductor, best known for his recitals of Beethoven's sonatas.

  16. Franz-Paul Decker

    Franz-Paul Decker
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1923-2014 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Franz-Paul Decker was a German-born conductor.

  17. Graham Waterhouse

    Graham Waterhouse
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    organistcellistcomposermusician
    Biography

    Graham Waterhouse is an English composer and cellist, focused on chamber music. For his own instrument, he composed a cello concerto, Three Pieces for Solo Cello and Variations for Cello Solo. He has written string quartets and compositions which juxtapose a quartet with a solo instrument, including Piccolo Quintet, Bassoon Quintet and Rhapsodie Macabre. He has set poetry for speaking voice and cello, such as Der Handschuh, and has written song cycles. His compositions reflect the individual capacity and character of players and instruments, from piccolo to contrabassoon.

  18. Steffen Schleiermacher

    Steffen Schleiermacher
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Steffen Schleiermacher is a German composer, pianist, and conductor.

  19. Marie Luise Neunecker

    Marie Luise Neunecker
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    university teacherhorn player
    Biography

    Marie Luise Neunecker is a German horn player and professor at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler".

  20. Johannes Fritsch

    Johannes Fritsch
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1941-2010 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Johannes Georg Fritsch was a German composer.

  21. Jürg Baur

    Jürg Baur
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1918-2010 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Jürg Baur was a German composer whose works include Incontri and Mutazioni. Baur studied at the Cologne University of Music and taught there in his later years. Baur was also awarded the Federal Cross of Merit.

  22. Helga Schauerte-Maubouet

    Helga Schauerte-Maubouet
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    concertmastermusicologistorganistmusic publisher
    Biography

    Helga Schauerte-Maubouet is a German-French organist, writer and editor of music. Schauerte has recorded the complete organ works of Jehan Alain, Dietrich Buxtehude, and J. S. Bach (in process), portraits of Buttstett, Corrette, Reger, Boëllmann, Dubois and Langlais, comprising some thirty recordings). She works as a performing artist in Europe and throughout the USA, and is Organist of the German Lutheran Church in Paris, and teaches at the Paris Conservatory Nadia et Lili Boulanger. She is also lecturer and jury member for international organ competitions.

  23. Eva Weissweiler

    Eva Weissweiler
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    writernon-fiction writer
    Biography

    Eva-Ruth Weissweiler is a German writer, musicologist and non fiction writer.

  24. Axel Dörner

    Axel Dörner
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    musicianrecording artistcomposerjazz trumpeter
    Biography

    Axel Dörner is a German trumpeter, pianist, and composer.

  25. Vivian Dunn

    Vivian Dunn
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1908-1995 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    violinistconductorpianistcomposer
    Biography

    Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Francis Vivian Dunn was a British conductor who was Director of Music of the Portsmouth Division of the Royal Marines from 1931 to 1953 and Principal Director of Music of the Royal Marines from 1953 to 1968. He was the first British Armed Forces musician to be knighted.

  26. Clemens Ganz

    Clemens Ganz
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    university teachermusic pedagogueorganistchurch musician
    Biography

    Clemens Ganz is a German organist.

  27. Michael Obst

    Michael Obst
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    university teachercomposer
    Biography

    Michael Obst is a German composer and pianist.

  28. Thomas Lehn

    Thomas Lehn
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    experimental musicianpianist
    Biography

    Thomas Lehn is a German piano and synthesizer player active in free improvisation and contemporary music.

  29. Cornélie van Zanten

    Cornélie van Zanten
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1855-1946 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    opera singermezzo-sopranosopranonon-fiction writermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Wijntje Cornelia van Zanten was a Dutch opera singer, singing teacher and author. She sang both mezzo-soprano and alto.

  30. Dirk Schäfer

    Dirk Schäfer
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1874-1931 (aged 57)
    Enrolled in the Academy of Music and Dance in Cologne
    Studied in 1890-1894
    Occupations
    composermusicologistpianist
    Biography

    Dirk Schäfer was a Dutch concert pianist and composer of piano pieces ("Sonate Inaugurale" Op. 9) and chamber music, such as his distinctly Brahmsian piano quintet in D flat (Opus 5) and his sonatas for violin and piano, Op. 11. He also wrote a "Javanese Rhapsody". He recorded performances of works by Chopin before his death.

  31. Julius Buths

    Julius Buths
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1851-1920 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    composerconductorpianist
    Biography

    Julius Buths was a German pianist, conductor and minor composer. He was particularly notable in his early championing of the works of Edward Elgar in Germany. He conducted the continental European premieres of both the Enigma Variations and The Dream of Gerontius. He also had notable associations with Frederick Delius and Gustav Mahler.

  32. Georg Hajdu

    Georg Hajdu
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    university teachercomposer
    Biography

    Georg Hajdu is a German composer of Hungarian descent. His work is dedicated to the combination of music, science and computer technology. He is noted for his opera Der Sprung – Beschreibung einer Oper and the network music performance environment Quintet.net.

  33. Marcus Kretzer

    Marcus Kretzer
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Marcus Kretzer is a German pianist and music teacher. Since 1979 he regularly gives recitals and concerts with famous orchestras and conductors worldwide. His art of piano playing is described as "new and unheard. A deep sensibility, attended by resolute authority. A musical genius, combined with an extraordinary technical virtuosity. His play is ingenious, intelligent and erudite as well as subtle and touching, steeped in almost unreal tenderness. The play of a true master of the piano.". As piano pedagogue Kretzer acts in Germany and abroad in which his comprehensive teaching method lastingly influences the future generation of pianists.

  34. Alexander Gilman

    Alexander Gilman
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    musicianviolinistclassical violinist
    Biography

    Alexander Gilman is a German violinist, academic teacher and artistic director of the LGT Young Soloists. He has been performing internationally as a soloist and chamber musician and regularly conducting masterclasses.

  35. Siegfried Borries

    Siegfried Borries
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1912-1980 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    university teacherconcertmaster
    Biography

    Siegfried Paul Otto Borries was a German violinist and violin educator.

  36. Isidor Seiss

    Isidor Seiss
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1840-1905 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    music pedagogueconductorpianistcomposer
    Biography

    Isidor Wilhelm Seiss was a German composer, conductor, pianist, piano pedagogue and philanthropist. His surname also appears as Seiß, and his first name also appears as Isidore.

  37. Roderich Mojsisovics von Mojsvár

    Roderich Mojsisovics von Mojsvár
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1877-1953 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    music pedagoguemusicologistconductorcomposer
    Biography

    Roderich Mojsisovics von Mojsvár was an Austrian composer based in Graz, head of the Schule des Musikvereins für Steiermark there.

  38. Carl Lachmund

    Carl Lachmund
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1853-1928 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    music pedagoguecomposerdiaristpianistconductor
    Biography

    Carl V. Lachmund was an American classical pianist, teacher, conductor, composer, and diarist. He was a student of Franz Liszt for three years, and his detailed diaries of his time with Liszt provide an invaluable insight into that composer’s teaching methods and some aspects of his character. He founded the Lachmund Conservatory in New York and ran it for 22 years, and he founded the Women's String Orchestra, conducting it for 12 seasons.

  39. Henry Fairs

    Henry Fairs
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    organist
    Biography

    Henry Fairs is an English organist. He is organist to the University of Birmingham and Head of Organ Studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire;. Since winning the Odense International Organ Competition, his concert career has taken him to the major European centres of organ music and to America, performing solo recitals and concertos on both historic and modern instruments.

  40. Carl Heymann

    Carl Heymann
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1852-1922 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Carl Heymann, was a virtuoso German pianist, composer and piano teacher.

  41. Hedy Iracema-Brügelmann

    Hedy Iracema-Brügelmann
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1881-1941 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Hedy Iracema-Brügelmann was a German operatic soprano of Brazilian birth. In 1916, she was awarded the Charlottenkreuz.

  42. Karl Aagard Østvig

    Karl Aagard Østvig
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1889-1968 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Karl Aagaard Østvig was a Norwegian operatic tenor, opera director, and voice teacher. The Norwegian Music History Archive states that he is the greatest dramatic tenor in Norwegian history, and that he was particularly admired for his portrayals in operas by Giacomo Puccini, Richard Strauss and above all Richard Wagner. His voice was described by soprano Lotte Lehmann as “a dazzling meteor.” Although he toured internationally in concerts, operas, and recitals, his singing career was mainly centered in Austria and Germany from his debut in 1914 up until his retirement from the stage in 1933. From 1932 on he lived in Oslo where he was primarily active as an opera director and singing teacher. He made only a few recordings during his career, all for Polydor Records.

  43. Mihi Kim

    Mihi Kim
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    flutist
    Biography

    Mihi Kim is a French flautist originally from Korea, living in Paris, France.

  44. Camille Babut du Marès

    Camille Babut du Marès
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Camille Babut du Marès is a Belgian violinist.

  45. Nikos Athineos

    Nikos Athineos
    Born in
    Sudan Flag Sudan
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in the Academy of Music and Dance in Cologne
    Studied in 1971-1975
    Occupations
    composerconductorpianist
    Biography

    Nikos Athineos is a Greek conductor, composer and pianist with a long career as conductor in significant theaters and orchestras of Germany, first Artistic Director of Thessaloniki Concert Hall for ten years, director of Athens Conservatory.