CV in brief

bildvitaJoachim F.W. Schneider studied with Heinz Winbeck at the University of Music Würzburg, He has received many national and international awards, including 1st Prize in the II. International Uuno Klami Composition Competition, the Bayerischer Staatsförderpreis, given by the German Federal State of Bavaria, and the European Composer’s Award.

His works have been performed by prestigious soloists, ensembles and orchestras (such as Sol Gabetta, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Lapland Chamber Orchestra, Kymi Sinfonietta, Münchener Kammerorchester and Ensemble Modern) and have been played in Europe, USA and Canada. He worked with conductors such as Kent Nagano, John Storgårds, Yasuo Shinozaki, Alexander Liebreich and Jonathan Stockhammer.

Schneider’s compositions include works for string quartet, orchestra and choir as well as piano, guitar and solo tuba. His music is complex and multilayered, he uses all possible ways of expression and techniques of the instruments involved. This variety is brought together into an own and original aestheticism which is dense in colour and time.

Schneider has taught at the University of Music Würzburg since 1998. He gives lessons in music theory to advanced placement students (PreCollege). In the summer term 2013 he was deputy professor for composition at the Academy of Music in Würzburg.


Current Dates

  • 3 April 2017
    Festwoche 2017 an der Hochschule für Musik Würzburg
  • 2 April 2017
    Abokonzert 4: KomponistInnen unsere Zeit XVII "Hommage"
    Innsbruck, Canisianum
  • 24 March 2017
    Spitäle, Würzburg
    20:00 Goldberg
    Aria with diverse variations...
  • 20 November 2016
    Leipziger Gitarrenkonzerte
    GRASSI Museum für Musikinstrumente, Zimeliensaal
  • 24 April 2016
    Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Small Hall
    11:00 4 voeten - 4 handen Susanne...