Passau (Bayern, Germany), 1939

Nicolaus A. Huber was born in Passau, Germany in 1939. He received training in piano and music education at the Munich Musikhochschule, and in 1962 began composition studies with Franz Xaver Lehner in Munich. From 1964-67 Huber undertook further studies with Günter Bialas, and also worked at Munich’s electronic studio with Josef Anton Riedl (1965-66), attended Stockhausen’s “Ensemble” workshop at Darmstadt in 1967, and concluded his training in Venice with Luigi Nono. Huber has become one of Germany’s most respected composers. The myriad distinctions he has garnered include the 1969 Cultural Prize for Music of the City of Munich, the 1970 Darmstadt Composition Prize, and a fellowship from the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Huber’s works have been premiered at important international festivals such as the Holland Festival, the Berlin Musikbiennale, the Musiktage at Donaueschingen, the Warsaw Autumns, and many others. Huber has been a professor of composition at the Folkwang-Hochschule in Essen since 1974, and has been invited to give composition seminars and masterclasses throughout Europe as well as in Ecuador, Uruguay, Venezuela, Japan, South Korea, and at the 1998 MusiNovember in Montréal.