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Nick Andreas

(31. 10. 1953)

Nick Andreas
Nick Andreas
Haltenweg 9
CH-8706 Meilen
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)44 923 68 50
Fax: +41 (0)44 923 15 01


Biography
Andreas Nick was educated as a theory and piano teacher in Winterthur and Zurich. Further training as a director and composer was completed in Cologne under, amongst others, Hans Werner Henze.
Nick has taught theory at the ‘Hochschule Winterthur-Zürich’ since 1984. Numerous composition commissions from home and abroad and participation at various festivals followed the world premiere of his chamber opera ‘ Satyros’ in Nuremberg in 1986. In 1985 he was awarded a sabbatical year from the city of Zurich. He founded the compositions class for children at the conservatory in Zurich in 1994 and since the world premiere of his children’s opera ‘D'Horchhäxe’ (1988) has worked on numerous musical and theatrical projects with and for children.


Work list
Satyros (1977-1978/82)
Opera in three acts
Texts: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Second version (1982) for chamber ensemble:
6 solo voices, mixed choir
Instruments: 1.1.1.0/0.1.1.0/3perc/hp.pf/2.1.1.1)
Duration: 60' 00"
Manuscript
Aquarelle (1978-1980)
for piano
Kavatine - Scherzando - Barcarole - Tempestuoso - Burleske - Rhapsodie.
Duration: 6' 00"
PEER Musikverlag
Hamburg
3 Palimpseste (1987-1988)
for string quartet
Duration: 16' 00"
PEER Musikverlag
Hamburg
D' Horchhäxe (1987-1988/94)
A musical fairytale
Texts: Peter Christoph Haessig
Score:
Children's choir, actors
Instruments: vn/0.2.ca.0.1/0.2.2.0/3perc/gtr/str(-db);tp with recorded noises
Duration: 60' 00" ((Bearbeitungen variabel))
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Wasserstücke (1990)
for piano
Tropfsteinhöhle - Schneespuren - Eisblumen - Rinnsale - Katarakte.
Duration: 10' 00"
PEER Musikverlag
Hamburg
8 antike Stücke (1992-1993)
for oboe solo
Gobelin - Stukkaturen - Statuetten - Kupferstich - Kristalleuchter - Holzschnitt - Federzeichnung - Butzenscheiben.
Duration: 10' 00"-12' 00"
PEER Musikverlag
Hamburg
Undines Klage (1992/95)
for clarinet and piano
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
c/o Breitkopf & Härtel Musikverlag
Walkmühlstrasse 52
D-65195 Wiesbaden
BRD
Tel. +49 (0)611 45 0080
vertrieb@breitkopf.de
www.breitkopf.com
Gesang zur Nacht: 12 Stationen über Texte und die Figur des Dichters Georg Trakl (1995-1997)
Scenic cantata
Text by Georg Trakl, libretto by the composer.
Score:
Speaking voice, 12 singing voices
Instruments: 1.1.1.1/1.1.1.0/perc/hp/2.1.1.1
Duration: abendfüllend
Manuscript
Die ersehnte Insel (2001)
for song and piano
Texts: Robert Walser
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Pierre à feu (2003)
10 poems by José-Flore Tappy
for soprano, flute (afl, pic), oboe (ca), viola
Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
(2008-2009)

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie