Søren Nils Eichberg
Søren Nils Eichberg’s chamber opera »Glare« was first performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in 2014. Only a few months later, Hilary Hahn’s album »27 Encores« on Deutsche Grammophon, which features Eichberg’s »Levitation«, won the American Grammy Award. These were the highlights of a career which began when Eichberg won the first prize of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels for his Violin Concerto in 2001. Ever since, he has made a name for himself as one of the most distinctive composers of his generation. From 2010 to 2015 he was the first composer-in-residence in the history of the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, one of the leading orchestras in Scandinavia. Eichberg was born in Stuttgart in 1973 and grew up in Denmark. He studied conducting, piano and composition in Copenhagen, Cologne, Berlin and Israel.
As a composer and conductor, he has an ongoing artistic relationship with Hilary Hahn, Baiba Skride, Ensemble Modern, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Berlin Symphonic Orchestra, the Brodsky Quartet, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and members of the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. In addition to those already mentioned, his prizes and awards include the Composition Fellowship of the Tanglewood Festival in the USA, the composition scholarship of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Germany, the composition prize of the Onassis Foundation in Greece, the three-year Artist Encouragement Award of the Danish Ministry of Culture as well as the fellowship of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Italy/New York. Søren Nils Eichberg was nominated for the German Music Authors Prize in 2017.