Jörg Widmann, composer (Munich, Germany), is one of the most versatile and intriguing artists of his generation. Jörg studied with Gerd Starke in Munich and Charles Neidich at the Juilliard School in New York. He performs regularly with leading world orchestras, such as Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Orchestre National de France, and has collaborated with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Valery Gergiev, and Christoph von Dohnányi.
Jörg's compositions are performed regularly by conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Christian Thielemann, Mariss Jansons, Andris Nelsons and Simon Rattle, and premiered by orchestras such as the Wiener and Berliner Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and many others. Widmann has been Artist in Residence at leading orchestras and festivals such as Lucerne and Heidelberger Frühling, and has been featured in artist portraits at Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, Cologne’s Philharmonie and New York’s Carnegie Hall, where his music was featured for an entire season under the motto, “Making Music: Jörg Widmann.”
Most recently, Jörg was commissioned to write a full-length oratorio for the opening of the Elbphilharmonie, an acoustically groundbreaking concert hall in Hamburg. The oratorio, ARCHE, received its world premiere on January 13, 2017 to great acclaim. Widmann’s connection with the Elbphilharmonie continues with a concert series entitled “Portrait Jörg Widmann” which continues through June 2017. Past Yellow Barn Composer in Residence (2015).