Sebastian Berweck

Sebastian Berweck ©

With over 220 premieres to his name, Sebastian Berweck is one of the most soughtafter interpreters of experimental contemporary music.

He has appeared as soloist and with ensembles at almost all major festivals for contemporary music: Ultraschall Berlin, Maerzmusik Berlin, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Wien Modern, Steirischer Herbst, Salzburger Festspiele, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Impulse Theater Festival Mülheim, ISCM World New Music Days, pgnm festival Bremen, Inventionen Berlin, piano+ festival ZKM Karlsruhe, Klangwerkstatt Berlin, Klangwerktage Hamburg, Heidelberger Frühling, Nous Sons Festival Barcelona and the Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, where he is teaching electroacoustic performance practice since 2014.

He has recorded for the Deutschlandradio Berlin, Deutschlandfunk, Swiss Radio DRS, WFMT Chicago, the Hessian Radio Network, Radio Bremen, and the Southwest German Radio. His recordings can be heard on labels such as Wergo, Mode, durian, World Edition, cri, nochords and naivsuper and as inaugural release of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music label.

Sebastian Berweck has been a regular guest in the United States since 1998. He gave concerts and lectures at Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, SUNY Buffalo, SU San Francisco and other universities. Radio WFMT Chicago highlighted his work in a 2-hour feature.
He is frequently invited to talk about new music notation, understanding contemporary music and interpreting new music.

From 2008 to 2012 – and with the support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – he has researched at the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) at the University of Huddersfield. His thesis with the title “It worked yesterday – On (re-) performing electroacoustic music” deals with the challenges a performer may face when playing electroacoustic music and was published in 2013.

Dr. Berweck is a founding member of stock11 and lives in Berlin.