Silvia Sommer

(born in 1944, in Vienna, resident in Vienna), composer. Sommer was accepted into the piano class of Marianne Lauda at the Vienna Academy of Music. Subsequently, she studied piano under Josef Dichler and performed her final examination in 1970; starting in 1959 she studied harmony, counterpoint and composition under Alfred Uhl. She wrote her first piano works at the age of eleven. Her œuvre comprises choral, orchestral and chamber music, songs and pieces for solo instruments, as well as entertainment, background and film music. Sommer has had numerous commissions, radio recordings and concerts. Since 1989 she has composed background music for TV, and she has 195 titles on CD. Since 1980 she has been a freelance composer of serious and entertainment music. She publishes her own scores and CDS. “ Music in my life’s purpose. I can’t imagine a life without it. My compositions are multifaceted and diverse and cannot be assigned to any compositional style”. You need only ears and emotion to feel and understand them”.
Selected works: Sonatina for flute and piano, Au centre du desert für orchestra, Tonkünstler orchestra of Lower Austria (premiere 2004), Sunset in the meadows, 24 piano compositions.
Performances: 5 Israeli Dances for string orchestra, 1st Austrian Women’s Chamber Orchestra, 30 concerts (Europe, China), Concerto for 2 pianos and orchestra, Duo Montrul (première: Argentina, 1994), Vastatio, Tonkünstler, Orchestra of Lower Austria, Musikverein, Golden Hall (Vienna 1999).
Awards: music career grant by the city of Vienna (1970)

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