Bernd Richard Deutsch numbers among the internationally respected composers of his generation * his highly virtuoso, playful, sometimes also ironic music is distinguished by "a seemingly almost inexhaustible abundance of lifelike musical characters, situations, and gestures" (Die Presse) that immediately connect with the audience * studied composition at the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna * among the honors he has received include the 2015 Paul Lowin Prize for orchestral composition, the Hindmith Prize of the 2014 Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the 2013 Erste Bank Composition Prize, second prize at the 2012 Toru Takemitsu Composition Competition, the 2011 Award of Appreciation of the State of Lower Austria, and the 2002 Ernst Krenek Prize of the City of Vienna * has received commissions from renowned festivals and institutions, including Wien Modern, ECLAT Stuttgart, Klangspuren Schwaz, the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien, the ORF, musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, the Staatstheater Stuttgart, and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. His works have been performed in Europe, the USA, and Japan by orchestras such as the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Vienna, the Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg, the Staatsorchester Stuttgart, the New World Symphony, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lower-Austrian Tonkünstler-Orchester, and ensembles including Klangforum Vienna, the Arditti Quartet, the Aleph Guitar Quartet, the Vokalensemble Stuttgart, and die reihe * the Philharmonia Orchestra London devoted a portrait concert to him in 2017 * since 2014 his works have been published by Boosey & Hawkes
Works by Bernd Richard Deutsch include:
Triple Concerto (2014) for trumpet, trombone, tuba and orchestra
Mad Dog (2011) for ensemble
Oboe Concerto (2011) for oboe und 11 instruments
subliminal (2010) for orchestra
Looking Ahead: new work for Rascher Saxophone Quartet and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (28 Oct) with Asian premiere at Weiwuying International Music Festival in Taiwan (Apr 2022); continuing residency with the Cleveland Orchestra including a new orchestral commission Intensity conducted by Franz Welser-Möst (14 Jan); Scandinavian premiere of his organ concerto Okeanos (13 Sep); Portuguese and German premieres of his accordion concerto Phaenomena in Porto (8 Oct) and Cologne (10 Oct).