Bio

Thaddäus Dorsch was born in Munich, Germany in 1966, he lives in Landsberg am Lech near Munich. He started studies of musics and composition at Music School Landsberg. Later he mastered in composition workshops with composers and conductors Karl Zepnik (Germany), Martin Ellerby (GB), Ferrer Ferran (Spain) and Stephen Melillo (USA). He has twice been awarded the Cultural Promotion Prize of the city of Landsberg am Lech and has been commissioned several times with works for choir (e.g. for German Choir Festival, Days of Choir Music Würzburg, for the German Youth Chamber Choir and other). The focus of his compositions is on choral music, sacred music and chamber music, in addition to compositions for symphonic wind orchestra, symphony orchestra and for theatre and film.

Curriculum vitae

1966

Born in Munich, Germany

1975 – 1990

Manifold musical education in different instruments, singing, choir, conducting and music theory at the Music School Landsberg,

1984/85

First compositions for chamber ensemble

1990 -1995

Co-founder and arranger of the 7-men a-cappella male vocal ensemble “Landsberger Heulbojen”, national performances and concerts

1987 – 1995

Autodidactic studies of composition

1991

Cultural Promotion Prize of the city of Landsberg am Lech, as a member of the Vocal Ensemble Landsberg

1996 – 2005

Compositions for choir, internationally successful performances by the Vocalensemble Landsberg

1996

With the “19th Psalm” (op. 8) as part of the competition programme, the Vocalensemble Landsberg wins the international M. Bartholdy Choir Competition in Dautphetal (Germany), the “19th Psalm” receives the highest score.

1997

Cultural Promotion Prize of the city of Landsberg am Lech for composition

2000 – 2004

Conducting various choirs

Artistic direction of the biennial “Lichternacht” Landsberg

2001

Commissioned composition “Moon” (op. 15) for the German Youth Chamber Choir for the Tage neuer Chormusik Würzburg

2003

Commissioned composition “Heaven” (op. 18) for the German Youth Chamber Choir Premiere at the German Choir Festival Berlin 2003

2003

Music for the modern mystery theatre “The Folly of God”, op. 19, for the 100th anniversary of the monastery church of the Archabbey of St. Ottilien.

2004/2005

Music for the film “Hinter meinem Schatten” by Michael Lauterbach (op. 21), together with Michael Lauterbach

2006

Commissioning of “Ora et Labora”, a traditional march for the 50th anniversary of the St. Ottilien School Wind Orchestra. Recorded on CD

2007

Commission of “Lechklang” (op. 23) for the guitar ensemble Capotaster (6 guitars)

2015

World premiere of “Inkontinent” for 3 female voices. Performance by “Trinitá”.

2017

World premiere “Verleih uns Frieden” for 3 choirs; choir of the parish church Landsberg am Lech, director: Marianne Lösch

2020

Commissioned composition of the German folk song about “The moon has risen” by the Landsberg Children’s Choir.
World premiere at the German Choir Festival 2021/22 in Leipzig, taking part in the choir competition for the category “Best premiere of a folk song” by the Landsberg Children’s Choir, director: Marianne Lösch.