HUBERT STUPPNER, composer, conductor, arranger (His works are published by RICORDI-UNIVERSAL)
1964 concert performer’s diploma in piano at the conservatoire in Bozen
1965 doctorate in musicology at Padua University on the song works by Johannes Brahms
1970 exam in composition; prize al the International Composers Competition “Gaudeamus” in
1970 74 visited the Darmstädter Ferienkurse working amongst others with Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mauricio Kagel, György Ligeti, lannis Xenakis
1970 1981 professor for analysis and theory of harmony at the Bozen conservatoire
1972 DAAD scholarship in Berlin, 1984 one sabbatical year in Berlin
1974 1976 worked for the “lstituto Musicale Canneti” in Vicenza; analysis of 20th century works
1974 lst prize at the International Composers Competition for the Schnitger organ in Zwolle Netherlands
1979 1 st prize for chamber opera at the Filarmonica Umbra Competition in Terni
1980 culture prize of the city of Innsbruck for the TV film Die Stimmen der Sylphiden (ZDF)
1984 prize at the ‘Concours Ernest Ansermet” in Genf for the ballet Pierrot und Pierrette
Numerous commitments for seminars and readings at music academies (Osaka, Oslo, New York), at congresses (Bozen, Graz, Milan, Rome, Florence), in juries for compositions and piano (Vienna, Moscow, Budapest, Pretoria, Paris, Vienna, Seoul, Kiev)
Commissioned works by the Donaueschinger Musiktage, the Austrian broadcasting, the Salzburger Festspiele, the Biennale of Venice, the Staatstheater Stuttgart and the Südwestfunk Baden Baden
1990 concert for the Pope with the oratorio «Passion”
1992 awarded with the International Artprize “Le Muse”, Florence
1994 awarded with the Würdigungspreis für Musik of the Austrian ministry of culture
1975 founder and since then Director of the International Festival for Contemporary Music Bozen
1981 1997 Director of the Italian State Conservatoire “Claudio Monteverdi” of Bolzano, where among others Arturo Benedetti-Michelangeli was a teacher for seven years.
1982 – 1997 Artistic director and Chairman of the Jury of the “International Ferruccio Busoni- Piano competition”. 1986-1989 Vice-President of the Geneva “World Federation of International Competitions”
1983-1985 Artistic Director of the “Gustav Mahler- Festival” in Toblach
1986-1988 General Artistic Director of the “Gustav Mahler-Festival” in Toblach: Chairman of the “G.Mahler- Round-tables”, with renowned international Mahler-experts.
1991-2002 Artistic Director and Manager of the “Haydn” Symphony Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento:
Since 1998 more and more involved of any kind of in arrangements for orchestra: ancient, classical, modern music, film chansons etc. His recent recorded CD “La Chanson Française” is throughout Europe a big success, which brought him on tour with the famous Milva, from the State Opera in Rome to the Golden Hall of the “Musikverein” in Vienna. The “Kronos-Quartet” commissioned him arrangements for string quartet on Mahler’s music.