Hubert Stuppner obtained his diplomas in piano and composition at the Conservatory in Bolzano and a doctorate in musicology at the Padua University on the song works of Johannes Brahms.
He visited the Darmstädter Ferienkurse and serves as a juror in composition competitions such as the Enescu International Competition.
He received prizes at several international composers competitions such as Gaudeamus in Bilthoven, the International Composers Competition for the Schnitger Organ in Zwolle – The Netherlands, 1st prize for a chamber opera at the Filarmonica Umbra Competition in Terni, Culture prize of the city of Innsbruck for the TV film Die Stimmen der Sylphiden (ZDF), 3rd prize at the Concours Ernest Ansermet in Geneva for the ballet Pierrot und Pierrette, the Austrian Ministry Award for his musical career.
He received numerous commissions for all kinds of music: a violin concerto, two chamber symphonies, two piano concertos, three chamber operas, film and theatre music, piano music, six string quartets, orchestral works, music for ballet, theatre plays, oratorios, chamber music. The Kronos Quartet commissioned him to write arrangements for string quartet of Mahler’s music. His program for voice and orchestra La chanson française was a success throughout Europe, bringing him on tour with Milva from the State Opera in Rome to the Golden Hall at the Musikverein in Vienna.
His oratorio Passion has been performed in 1990 in the presence of the Pope.
He had commissions from the following festivals, theatres and orchestras: Salzburger Festspiele, Biennale di Venezia, Musikprotokoll im Steirischer Herbst, Beethovenfest Bonn, Stuttgart State Theatre, Hamburg State Opera, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Toscanini – Parma, Orchestra i Pomeriggi Musicali – Milan, the Academy of Arts in Berlin, the Warsaw Chamber Opera.
His works have been performed by the Wiener Symphoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, RSO Orchester Berlin, Frankfurt, Bremen, SWR Baden-Baden, Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra of the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Orchestra of La Fenice in Venezia, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de Montpellier, the Philharmonic of Ukraine.
He is the author of more than 100 works (catalogue of Ricordi-Berlin).