Sandeep Bhagwati

updated 10.10.2013 by rrs


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"Indian-German composer of mostly stage, chamber and multimedia works that have been performed worldwide; he is also active as a conductor, theatre director, university researcher, curator, performer, visual artist and writer.

Bhagwati studied Composition with Edison Denisov and Boguslaw Schäffer and Conducting with Kurt Prestel at the Salzburg Mozarteum from 1984-87 and Composition with Wilhelm Killmayer at the Musikhochschule Munich from 1987-90, where he graduated with distinction. 1995-96 Cursus annuel de Composition et Informatique Musicale, IRCAM, Paris, where he encountered Brian Ferneyhough and Tristan Murail.

Among his numerous honors are the European Composition Prize from the Academy of Arts Berlin (1991, for Variations) and the Ernst-von-Siemens-Förderpreis (1992, 2003).

He has served as a fellow at IRCAM (1997-98) and ZKM in Karlsruhe (1998-99) and has served as composer-in-residence at Royaumont (1997), the Abbaye de la Prée (1997) and Darmstadt (2003), to the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn (1999-2000), at the Villa Concordia Bamberg (2004/5), to the California Institute of the Arts (2007), to Turku Music Academy (2009) and to Heidelberg University (2009).

His mostly evening-length compositions have been featured at many leading festivals, including the Munich Biennale (1998), Éclat Stuttgart (1999), Millennium Sangat Mumbai (2000), maerzmusik Berlin (2002, 2005), Darmstadt Spring Festival (2003), Venice Biennale (2006), World New Music Festival (2006) and Wien Modern (2008). His in situ installation-performances could be experienced in Klagenfurt (1994/2005), Linz (1995), Munich (1995), Paris (1997), Stuttgart (1999), Ulm (2000), Berlin (2000), Karlsruhe (2002), Montreal (2007), Los Angeles (2007) and Vienna (2008) "[1]

1. "About,", accessed November 30, 2013,


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