Ingrid Stölzel

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Ingrid Stölzel


Ingrid Stölzel (b. 14 January 1971, Karlsruhe, Germany) is a German-born composer living in the United States.

Stölzel earned her doctorate degree in composition from the University of Missouri Conservatory of Music and Dance in Kansas City, where she studied with James Mobberley, Chen Yi and Zhou Long. She holds a Master of Music degree in composition from the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Conn. where her primary composition teachers were Robert Carl and James Sellars. She is associate professor of composition at the University of Kansas School of Music, and prior to that served as director of the International Center for Music at Park University.

Dr. Stölzel’s compositions have been commissioned by leading soloists and ensembles, including the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, American Wild Ensemble and Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Stanislav Ioudenich.  Her works have been performed in concert halls and festivals worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Kennedy Center, Seoul Arts Center, and SoundOn Festival of Modern Music (USA), among others. Stölzel’s music has been recognized in numerous international competitions, among them recently the Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award, Red Note Composition Competition, the Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers, and the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra Competition. Her discography is extensive and includes a monograph album entitled “The Gorgeous Nothings,” featuring her chamber and vocal chamber music.

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