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Composer in Residence 2022/23 – Jan Dvořák

About Jan Dvořák

Jan Dvořák is a composer and author from Hamburg. He studied composition, theory and musicology in his home city and in Vienna, followed by an additional course of study in conducting. His works range from performative projects to chamber music, theater pieces, and full length operas, which are published by Ricordi.

Jan Dvořák was chief music dramaturg at the Südthüringisches Staatstheater Meiningen from 2002 to 2005 under Res Bosshart. Since then he has worked with stage directors such as Sebastian Baumgarten, Reinhild Hoffmann, Andrea Moses, Anna Viebrock, Johannes Schütz, Roger Vontobel and Philipp Stölzl. In 2008 he founded the collective KOMMANDO HIMMELFAHRT together with director Thomas Fiedler and dramaturg Julia Warnemünde with a vision of creating utopian popular musical theater.

Jan Dvořák was musical director of the Opera Master course of study at the Zurich University of the Arts from 2012 to 2015. In 2016 he became chief dramaturg of the Opera at the National Theater Mannheim. In summer 2019 he returned to working as an independent artist, maintaining a presence in Mannheim through his position as artistic director of the festival Mannheimer Sommer and in the context of other special projects.

Jan Dvořák is Composer in Residence at CAMERATA BERN in the season 2022/23, and in the same season his new music theater work Carmilla will celebrate its premiere at Schauspiel Bern.

His projects include Geisterbahnbegehbare Inszenierung in einem transportablen Salon, which was shown in Hamburg, Duisburg, Mannheim and Chur, Frankenstein, a commission of the Hamburg State Opera, also performed at the Musiktheater im Revier and awarded with the Theaterfreunde Prize, Andersens Erzählungen, commissioned by Theater Basel, and Die Speisung der 5000, which was shown at the Hamburg international arts center Kampnagel and awarded with the Rolf Mares Prize of the city of Hamburg for the best music theater project.

 

Concerts in 2022/23 with Jan Dvořák

Samstag, 24. September 2022— Songbook

Jan Dvořák – Composer in Residence, Moderation und Gesang
Anna Luca und Genet Zegay – Gesang

Late-Night-Konzert anlässlich der Saisoneröffnung, Kooperation mit der Dampfzentrale Bern

Dienstag, 07. März 2023 — Ideale Landschaften

Jan Dvořák – Composer in Residence
Musiker:innen der CAMERATA BERN

Kammermusikkonzert mit Musiker:innen der CAMERATA BERN, kuratiert durch Jan Dvořák; Vernetzung mit der Hochschule der Künste Bern/Master in Composition

Dienstag, 14. März 2023 — Die Maske des roten Todes

Jan Dvořák – Konzept, Leitung und Composer in Residence
Szenischer Schüler:innen-Chor

Improvisationsworkshop und Konzert mit Berner Jugendlichen; Koproduktion mit Die Heitere Fahne – die Idealistenkiste

Freitag, 16. Juni-Sonntag, 18. Juni 2023 — Utopia – Ein Hörtheater

Jan Dvořák – Composer in Residence
Anna Luca – Gesang
Claudius Körber – Sprecher
John-Carl Hoffmann – Medienkunst

Uraufführung Auftragskomposition der CAMERATA BERN an Jan Dvořák; Koproduktion mit Schauspiel Bern, Vidmarhallen Bern