With over 70 world premieres to his name, Sebastian Berweck is one
of the most sought-after pianists for contemporary music.
He has appeared at the Salzburger Festspielen, the Schleswig-
Holstein Music Festival, Spring in Heidelberg, the Darmstadt
International Summer Courses, and other major festivals for
contemporary music. In 2004 he was featured at the World New Music
Days in the opera Rote Asche, by Johannes Schöllhorn and Ludger

He has recorded for the Swiss Radio DRS, the Hessian Radio
Network, Radio Bremen, Deutschlandradio Berlin and the Southwest
German Radio. As a specialist for piano and live electronics, he
was a frequent guest of the ZKM Karlsruhe. In the 2005-06 season,
he will premiere several works for this instrumentation, in
cooperation with various German conservatories.
Sebastian Berweck has been a regular guest in the United States
since 1998.

He gave concerts and lectures at Stanford University, Denison
University, Cranbrook Academy, Wayne State University, North Park
University, North Central [Illinois] College and other
universities. Radio WFMT Chicago also presented him in a 2-hour
feature in 2001.

In 2000 he initiated a series of new works for piano entitled
Taurus CT600.

The series has by now expanded to over two dozen works, of which a
majority are dedicated to him. In 2006, he will present a
selection of these pieces in his next USA tour, at the
Universities SUNY Buffalo, UC Berkeley, Redlands and Stanford.
In 2003 he founded trigger –Ensemble für aktuelle Musik in
Hamburg. The titles of the concerts (Drum’n Cage, New Music with
Animals) and collaboration with artists such as Jan-Peter E. R.
Sonntag and Katrin Bethke are an integral part of the concept.
trigger was most recently invited to participate at the festival
Nous Sons in Barcelona, and will continue its collaboration with
Catalan composers under the heading Crème Catalane.
Sebastian Berweck lives and works in Hamburg, is founder of the
Verband für aktuelle Musik Hamburg and a member of stock11.de.

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Sunday, February 19, 2006, 3:00am to 5:00am