Thomas Demenga

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Born: 1954 — Bern — Switzerland
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  • ImproCompris (with dance) 20.9.03 Celloquartet, Flamencodance
  • Solutio 13.9.03 Orchestra and cello solo
  • Les adieux 2000 Violoncello solo und string orchestra
  • Ambidextrie 1999 Oboe, piano and big drum (1 player)
  • Coniunctio 1998 Flute and bass clarinet
  • Eine kleine Erregung (über Berg und Bach) 1996 Violoncello and piano
  • Palindromanie 1994 Sextet for string trio & 3 fagots or bass clarinets
  • stimmen 1993 Capriccio for violin and strings
  • Oh Cello voll Echo 1992 Violoncello and strings
  • Solo per due 1990 Violoncelli and orchestra
  • Aus den Fugen 1988 Violoncello solo
  • New York Honk 1987 Violoncello and piano
  • Hand made 1986 for three cellos and strings
  • Duo? o, Du... 1985 2 Violoncelli
  • Duo? o, Du... 1985 Viola & Violoncello
  • Ubik 1984 14 Solo strings
  • Cellorganics I-IV 1980 Violoncello and organ

Life

Studied with Walter Grimmer, Antonio Janigro, Leonard Rose and Mstislav Rostropovich. Played as a solo-cellist with Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester, Berner Symphonie Orchester, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Bern, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Kammerorchester Basel, L’Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Nieuw Ensemble Amsterdam, ORF-Symphonieorchester Wien, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Sinfonietta Basel, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Westdeutsches Rundfunk Symphonie-Orchester und Zürcher Kammerorchester.

In 1991 he was awarded at the «Tribune Internationale des Compositeurs» in Paris with the first prize for his composition «solo per due».

Im August 2000 he was «composer in residence» at the Davos Festival «young artists in concert» and following this he was the artistic leader of this festival.

At the Lucerne Festival in the summer of 2003 he was «artiste étoile» as a successor of Sabine Meyer (2000), Anne-Sophie Mutter (2001) und Alfred Brendel (2002).

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