Vita

Nicolas Kuhn, born in Stuttgart in 1989, studied composition with Mark Andre and Manos Tsangaris at the Academy of Music Dresden. Since 2016, he continues his studies in conducting and composition at the Academy of Music "Robert Schumann" Düsseldorf with Rüdiger Bohn and José M. Sánchez Verdú. He has worked with interpreters like Ensemble Recherche, Dresdner Philharmonie or Mobile Beats Ensemble. Pieces by Nicolas Kuhn were among others played in Münchener Biennale, Lucerne Festival Academy, at Tonlagen Dresden, Kontraklang Berlin, BONE Performance Art Festival Bern and within the “next generation program” of Donaueschinger Musiktage. As a conductor he is mainly interested in the juxtaposition of repertoire pieces and experimental music. He conducted orchestras like WDR Funkhausorchester and Neue Philhamonie Westfalen and had the possibility to assist Matthias Pintscher and Sir Simon Rattle as a "conducting fellow" of the Lucerne Festival Academy 2018. Nicolas Kuhn has received various scholarships and awards, most recently the award for young composers of the Saxon Music Association, as well as the scholarship of “ Künstlerhaus Villa Waldberta” of the City of Munich.