Enjott Schneider is a german composer writing for concert halls, churches, music festivals and opera houses all over the world. He also composed hundreds of filmscores and is the president of the „German Composers Association“ since 2013.
POWER OF PAST - FINDING THE FUTURE IN THE PASTNow I am in my 70th year of life, which will be celebrated and concluded as a birthday in 2020. As if by itself, there is a reflection of the past. The future becomes more meaningless. My mother has died in March 2019 and I was allowed to accompany her until to her last breath. That also asked many questions about time and life.... The prehistory of life and the world has always occupied and inspired me, the longevity of the trees, some of which are thousands of years old, the documents of past epochs: fascinating, how long before the biblical Creation Report and its time counting there were already cultures and civilization.
ASIA - Seeking the origins of cultureAsia, a longing for the origins of cultures that has been increasingly buried in Western civilization, has been fascinating for over 20 years. Encounter with old traditional instruments, with a concept of "Modernism" that is not as Eurocentric as our "contemporary music" stamped by Darmstadt, Donaueschingen or Adorno.
CD Recordings 2019On January 15th Naxos officially released the WERGO-CD "CLAIR-OBSCUR. THE COLORS OF SAXOPHONES" with the Saxopohone Quartet CLAIR OBSCUR and with best reviews. And immediately it continues with new CD recordings: The CD BERNARDUS recorded in Gdansk/Poland, WERGO-CD „MOZART & BEETHOVEN MEETING YIN & YANG“ in March with Jena Philharmonics and in April in Siberia Part I of "KRASNOYARSK COUNTERPOINTS"
composing composing composingCOMPOSING, COMPOSING, COMPOSING..... A lot of new works, new performances are the joy in composers life!
"CLAIR-OBSCUR" AND OTHER CDsIn 2018 were released five exciting CDs, - symphonic, large oratorio, chamber music, sacred music. Three of them end of 2018... and the latest is CLAIR-OBSCUR. COLORS OF SAXOPHONES with the Berlin saxophone quartet >clair_obscur<
- 22. Aug 2019
Schlafes Bruder in Passauer Dom22nd of august 2019 in Passauer Dom Felix Hell (Saint Peter's Lutherian Church, New York City, USA, *1985) is performing: TOCCATA SCHLAFES BRUDER. Praised as the "probaly most well known young concert organist worldwide" (Dr. John Weaver, The Juilliard School) he sets "standards that many established and honoured older players would struggle to equal" ("The American Organist").
- 29. Aug 2019
Jury of INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPOSITION HARBIN 2019Starting with 29th of august 2019 I will be member of the jury at INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPOSITION HARBIN 2019 in the Harbin Conservatory of Music.... Together with wellknown international collegues as Unsuk Chin (Korea), Xiaogang Ye (China), Robert Beaser (Julliard School New York)
- 6. Sep 2019
Earth & Fire in Forli / ItalienSCO Europe Tour 2019 mit Enjott Schneiders work EARTH & FIRE 6 Sep 2019 | 8pm | Forli (Chiesa) Conductor: Tsung Yeh Sheng : Wu wei
- 13. Sep 2019
SPIRITS OF SIBERIA13th of september 2019 in Philharmonic Hall Krasnoyarsk: World-Premiere (second performance) of THE SPIRITS OF SIBERIA. Concerto for trumpet & Orchestra, Soloist: Reinhold Friedrich, and the Orchestra of the Festival ASIA-SIBERIA-EUROPE 2019. Conductor: Martín Baeza-Rubio
- 28. Sep 2019
MARCO POLO in Genua/Italy28th of September 2019 in Genova (Italy) / Teatro San Felice: Italian Premiere of my 3 hours monumental opera MARCO POLO (composwed in chinese language) (Libretto: Wei Jin, Music: Enjott Schneider). Extraordinary: Marco Polo wrote his famous book "Il Millione / The Travels of Marco Polo" in the prison of Genova and created - besides the christian bible - the most popular book in mediaeval centuries... and exactly there this hughe chinese production will have the european First Premiere.