25 Notable alumni of
Hanns Eisler Academy of Music

The Hanns Eisler Academy of Music is 1400th in the world, 477th in Europe, and 53rd in Germany by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 25 notable alumni from the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Lothar de Maizière

    Lothar de Maizière
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyermusician
    Biography

    Lothar de Maizière is a German Christian Democratic politician. In 1990, he served as the only premier of the German Democratic Republic from outside the Socialist Unity Party. He was also the last leader of an independent East Germany.

  2. Christian Thielemann

    Christian Thielemann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    music directorconductor
    Biography

    Christian Thielemann is a German conductor. He is currently chief conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden and the director of the Salzburg Easter Festival.

  3. Olga Peretyatko

    Olga Peretyatko
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    singerperforming artistopera singer
    Biography

    Olga Alexandrovna Peretyatko is a Russian operatic soprano. She has been known for lyric and coloratura soprano roles, most notably in operas by Rossini and Mozart. In recent years, she has been taking up heavier and more lyrical roles.

  4. Jenny Erpenbeck

    Jenny Erpenbeck
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    theatrical directorwriter
    Biography

    Jenny Erpenbeck is a German writer and opera director, recipient of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

  5. Vladimir Jurowski

    Vladimir Jurowski
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    composerconductormusic director
    Biography

    Vladimir Mikhailovich Jurowski is a Russian conductor. He is the son of conductor Michail Jurowski, and grandson of Soviet film music composer Vladimir Michailovich Jurowski.

  6. Lahav Shani

    Lahav Shani
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    pianistconductor
    Biography

    Lahav Shani is an Israeli conductor and pianist.

  7. Jochen Kowalski

    Jochen Kowalski
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Jochen Kowalski is a German alto or mezzo countertenor, noted for his very rich timbre.

  8. Camille Thomas

    Camille Thomas
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    cellist
    Biography

    Camille Thomas is a Franco-Belgian cellist.

  9. Michael Sanderling

    Michael Sanderling
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    cellistconductor
    Biography

    Michael Sanderling is a German conductor and violoncellist.

  10. Siegfried Matthus

    Siegfried Matthus
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1934-2021 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Siegfried Matthus was a German composer, conductor, and festival founder and manager. Some of his operas, such as Judith, were premiered at the Komische Oper Berlin in East Berlin. In 1991, he founded the chamber opera festival Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg and directed it until 2018. In 2005, he composed a Te Deum for the reopening of the Dresden Frauenkirche. Matthus is considered one of Germany's most often performed contemporary composers.

  11. Mahani Teave

    Mahani Teave
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Mahani Teave is a Chilean American classical pianist from Easter Island, Chile.

  12. Georg Katzer

    Georg Katzer
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1935-2019 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music
    Studied in 1960
    Occupations
    composerfilm score composeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Georg Katzer was a German composer and teacher. The last master student of Hanns Eisler, he composed music in many genres, including works for the stage. Katzer was one of the pioneers of electronic new music in the German Democratic Republic and the founder of the first electronic-music studio in the GDR. He held leading positions in music organisations, first in the East (Akademie der Künste der DDR), then in the united Germany (Academy of Arts, Berlin, and Deutscher Musikrat), and received many awards, including the Art Prize of the German Democratic Republic, the National Prize of the German Democratic Republic, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the German Music Authors' Prize.

  13. Juan Pérez Floristán

    Juan Pérez Floristán
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Juan Pérez Floristán is a Spanish classical pianist.

  14. Antje Weithaas

    Antje Weithaas
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    professormusic pedagogueviolinist
    Biography

    Antje Weithaas is a German classical violinist. Apart from solo recitals and chamber music performances, she has played with leading orchestras in Europe, Asia and the United States.

  15. Günter Kochan

    Günter Kochan
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1930-2009 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    film score composeruniversity teachermusic arrangerclassical composer
    Biography

    Günter Kochan was a German composer. He studied with Boris Blacher and was a master student for composition with Hanns Eisler. From 1967 until his retirement in 1991, he worked as professor for musical composition at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler". He taught master classes in composition at the Academy of Music and the Academy of Arts, Berlin. He was also secretary of the Music Section of the Academy of Arts from 1972 to 1974 and vice-president of the Association of Composers and Musicologists of the GDR from 1977 to 1982. Kochan is one of eleven laureates to have been awarded the National Prize of the GDR four times. In addition, he received composition prizes in the US and Eastern Europe. He became internationally known in particular for his Symphonies as well as the cantata Die Asche von Birkenau (1965) and his Music for Orchestra No. 2 (1987). His versatile oeuvre included orchestral works, chamber music, choral works, mass songs and film music and is situated between socialist realism and avant-garde.

  16. Farrah El-Dibany

    Farrah El-Dibany
    Born in
    Egypt Flag Egypt
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Enrolled in the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music
    Studied in 2010
    Occupations
    opera singer
    Biography

    Farrah El-Dibany an Egyptian mezzo soprano. She is the first Egyptian Arab singer to join the Paris Opera Academy in 2016.

  17. Johannes Moser

    Johannes Moser
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    cellist
    Biography

    Johannes Moser is a German-Canadian cellist. He began studying the cello at the age of eight and became a student of David Geringas in 1997.

  18. Jörg-Peter Weigle

    Jörg-Peter Weigle
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    university teacherchoir directormusic pedagogueconductor
    Biography

    Jörg-Peter Weigle, is a German conductor and music professor. He is the uncle of the conductor Sebastian Weigle and the violist Friedemann Weigle. Weigle received his first musical training from 1963 to 1971 as a member of the Thomanerchor in Leipzig. From 1973 to 1978, he studied at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin, where his teachers included Horst Förster (conducting), Dietrich Knothe (choral conducting) and Ruth Zechlin (counterpoint). He later participated in master classes with Kurt Masur and Witold Rowicki.

  19. Simon Wallfisch

    Simon Wallfisch
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    cellist
    Biography

    Simon Wallfisch is a British-German classical singer and cellist.

  20. Tilo Medek

    Tilo Medek
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1940-2006 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    composermusic publishermusician
    Biography

    Tilo Medek, originally Müller-Medek, was a German classical composer, musicologist and music publisher. He grew up in East Germany, but was inspired by the Darmstädter Ferienkurse. He composed radio plays and incidental music. His setting of Lenin's Decree on Peace led to restrictions, and after he showed solidarity with the expatriated Wolf Biermann, he also had to move to the West, where he composed an opera Katharina Blum based on Heinrich Böll's novel, and worked in education. He received international awards from 1967 on.

  21. Klaus Martin Kopitz

    Klaus Martin Kopitz
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    musicologistcomposer
    Biography

    Klaus Martin Kopitz is a German composer and musicologist. He became known in particular with his album Mia Brentano's Hidden Sea. 20 songs for 2 pianos. In the US, it was 2018 on the annual "Want List" of the music magazine Fanfare.

  22. Ana-Marija Markovina

    Ana-Marija Markovina
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Ana-Marija Markovina is a Croatian classical pianist. She lives in Cologne with her husband, the psychologist Helmut Reuter, and their daughter.

  23. Hugo Leichtentritt

    Hugo Leichtentritt
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1874-1951 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    musicologistcomposer
    Biography

    Hugo Leichtentritt was a German-Jewish musicologist and composer who spent much of his life in the USA. His pupils include composers Leroy Robertson and Erich Walter Sternberg.

  24. Roman Twardy

    Roman Twardy
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    conductorteacher
    Biography

    Roman Twardy is a German teacher, academic lecturer and the conductor of the Wiesbadener Knabenchor boys' choir in Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany. The choir appears internationally and has made recordings. From 2019, Twardy is also interim conductor of the church choir Chor von St. Bonifatius in Wiesbaden.

  25. Marek Kalbus

    Marek Kalbus
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Marek Kalbus is a German opera and concert singer. He has the voice of a typical basso cantante and sings bass and bass-baritone roles.