Birke J. Bertelsmeier (Germany, 1981) studied paino with Pavel Gililov at the Musikhochschule in Cologne and composition with Wolfgang Rihm at the Musikhochschule in Karlsruhe. His compositions have been performed by the Quatuor Arditi, Tabea Zimmermann, Christoph Eschenbach (with the Bamberger Symphoniker), and the Ensemble Modern. She has been invited to several festivals including the Munich Biennale, the Wittener Tage für Neue Musik, and the Printemps de Heidelberg. In 2012, she won the Schneider-Schott award and received a scholarship from the Académie internationale de l'Ensemble Modern. In 2013, she was a resident at the Villa Massimo in Rome. During her stay there she wrote an opera based on Jean Genet's Querelle premiered by the Deutsche Oper Berlin in June 2014. In 2015, she won the Ernst von Siemens composition award.
Email : Birke.Bertelsmeier (at) ircam.fr