Katharina Rosenberger

Portrait of Katharina Rosenberger. She stands in front of a concrete wall and looks into the camera with a slightly reserved smile.
Katharina Rosenberger: A composer who sharpens our senses
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Katharina Rosenberger

A composer who sharpens our senses

Composer Katharina Rosenberger's works take the listener to unknown places. She does so by exploring unusual combinations and by including other artistic disciplines such as video, visual arts and theatre. With her sound art and sound sculptures, Rosenberger challenges listening habits and draws attention to the way we perceive music and works of art.

Born in Zurich in 1971, she studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, the Royal Academy of Music in London and Columbia University in New York. Since 2018, she has been a professor at the University of California, San Diego, where she teaches composition and sound art. In 2021, she was appointed professor of composition in Lübeck and in 2019, she was awarded the world-famous Guggenheim Fellowship.

Katharina Rosenberger's works have received numerous awards: Her project “VIVA VOCE” was supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture. Her album "TEXTUREN", performed by the Wet Ink Ensemble from New York, received the prestigious Copland Recording Grant as well as the Deutsche Schallplattenkritik award. Katharina Rosenberger's works are performed at international festivals. Thanks to their physical presence, they create experiences that have a lasting effect on the audience's senses.




Katharina Rosenberger – Blur (2019)

Rosenberger / Kuntzsch: Urban Morphologies – Issue #21/03

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Katharina Rosenberger - Winner of a Swiss Music Prize 2023