Dorothee Eberhardt

Artist photo of Dorothee Eberhardt - Composer

The composer Dorothee Eberhardt, born in Memmingen, learned accordion and piano as a child, later also playing saxophone, clarinet and violin . She initially studied orientalism, philosophy and Greek in Würzburg and Tübingen, and received her doctorate in 1980.

That same year, inspired by the English saxophonist Barbara Thompson, she moved to London and studied clarinet at Trinity College of Music, and musicology and composition at Goldsmiths College. After completing her degrees, she worked in London as a composer and music teacher. She has since returned to Germany and now lives near Munich.

Dorothee Eberhardt has composed over 70 works for a wide variety of instrumentations, from solo instruments to large orchestras. Her music has won favor at several composition competitions and is performed and aired around the world. Many of her pieces have been published.

To date, five CDs dedicated to the chamber music of Dorothee Eberhardt have been released. Her pieces can also be heard on CDs by the Munich flute duo Elisabeth Weinzierl and Edmund Wächter, the Erlangen flautist Anja Weinberger, the American pianist Judith Pfeiffer, Duo Scoperta from America with Sunshine Simmons (bass clarinet) and Benjamin Beck (pianist), and the ÉxQuartet from Poland.

Other performers and commissioning artists, in addition to those on this CD, include the I Solisti Veneti orchestra, the clarinetist Lara Díaz Pérez with the Ensemble Contrastes from 27 Salamanca and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in London.

Photography: Josef Peintner

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with Dorothee Eberhardt