Martin Grütter was born in 1983 and already studied composition before his school leaving exams (as „Jungstudent“) from 1999-2001with Dieter Acker at the University of Music and Theatre Munich. Afterwards he studied mathematics and history of science at the university of Regensburg. From 2004 to 2009 he studied composition at the University of Music "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin with Hanspeter Kyburz and since 2010 additionally electronical music with Wolfgang Heiniger. Besides he attended master classes with Brian Ferneyhough and Stefano Gervasoni.
He had performances of his works at concerts and festivals in Berlin, Paris, Vienna, Cologne and Munich, interpreted by ensembles such as the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Thürmchen-Ensemble, the Ensemble Ligatura, the Minguet-Quartett and by the conductor Peter Rundel.
He won prices at several competitions, for example at the competition of the Robert-Schumann-Society in Düsseldorf in 2009, at the „In memoriam György Ligeti" competition 2007, at the Hanns-Eisler-Preis for composition and interpretation of contemporary music, in 2010 at the international competition of composers of the ‘MusikTriennale Cologne and at the Mahler Competition for composition in Vienna. In 2008 he was finalist at the Tremplin-Projekt of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris. He received scholarships from the ‘Freistaat’ Bavaria, the DAAD and since 2010 from the academy "Musiktheater heute" of the Deutsche-Bank-Stiftung.
Martin Grütters compositions include solo, ensemble and vocal music, musictheater and electronical music.
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