Heidelberg (Baden-Württemberg, Germany), 1965
Composer • Performer (piano)

Moritz Eggert studied piano and composition in Munich, Frankfurt, and London. As a pianist he regularly collaborates with many artists, as soloist with orchestra, as chamber music partner in various formations and as a Lied accompanist.

His concert-length cycle for piano solo, Haemmerklavier, is among his best known works and has been performed around the world. Moritz Eggert has covered all genres in his work — his oeuvre includes 7 operas as well as ballets and works for dance and music theatre, often with unusual performance elements. His last opera, The Snail, was performed in Mannheim. His large “soccer oratorio” for the Ruhrtriennale 2005 and the Soccer World Championship in Germany 2006 experienced widespread media coverage in German as well as foreign media. Eggert created the opening ceremony for the FIFA World Cup 2006 and is currently working on a new opera for the Beethovenfest and the Bonn opera house (premiere in 2007).

With Sandeep Bhagwati, Moritz Eggert founded a festival of new music in 1991, the A*Devantgarde festival for new music, whose 9th edition will be held in june 2007 in Munich.