Franz Cibulka, Austrian composer, Died at 69

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Franz Peter Cibulka was born in 1946, and died on June 30, 2016.

He was an Austrian composer.

Franz Cibulka served as a freelance composer from Graz, Austria.

During his career, he has completed more than 300 compositions of the most diverse instrumentation and styles resulting from his artistic collaboration with various performers.

He had mostly arranged compositions on demand, respecting the artists’ wishes and ideas.

But, he had written music that reflects his own creativity and visions.

This can be thoroughly felt in pieces such as Aquarius, in which he transformed his despair about humans’ misuse of nature into an exceptional musical work.

However, his music was rather known as unconventional, his career was a traditional one.

He completed his musical studies in clarinet, composition and orchestral conducting at the Academy for Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria, he served as Professor of Clarinet, Chamber Music and Music Theory at the Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory in Graz until July 2002.

He gained an international reputation following the performance in 1997 of several of his works at the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) held in Schladming, Austria.

From then, Franz has been invited to Australia, America, Russia and many European countries as a composer, conductor, performer, juror, and lecturer.

Franz’s compositions have been championed in Australia and recently performed by the Heidelberg Wind Ensemble.

Franz Cibulka passed away at 69 years old.

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