C. René Hirschfeld, classical music composer

C. René Hirschfeld


C. René Hirschfeld was born in 1965in Wernigerode and took his firs violin lessons at the age of 5.

In 1982-87 he studied at the music academy "Carl-Maria von Weber" Dresden, majoring in composition (with U. Zimmermann and W. Krätzschmar) and violin (with Chr. Redder); minor: conducting and piano.  In 1987-89 he continued his studies as a "Master's Pupil". Simultaneously he studied dance and dance theory in the course of which he got initial artistic stimulations by Gret Palucca, Kazuo Ohno, Patricio Bunster and Thomas Hartmann.

Hirschfeld has won several national and international awards and scholarships such as Weber-Prize 1984, Eisler-Prize 1986, Mendelssohn-Scholarship 1988/89, Göttingen award for guitar composition 2000.

He was tutor at the music academies Dresden and Berlin (1987-94), the ACMP Foundation New York and gives Workshops  for the interpretation of contemporary music. 1985-95 Hirschfeld worked as a dancer too, performing on local theatres, music- and theatre festivals. In the '90s he also worked as a concert pianist and accompanist. 1994/95 he lived and worked in Sweden, since then he lives as a freelance composer and musician in Berlin.

As a violinist he is a sought after chamber musician and soloist. The key areas of his repertoire are baroque music and music of the 20th/21st century.

Composer Title Date Action
C. René Hirschfeld Violin Concerto 11/10/2009 Play Add to playlist
C. René Hirschfeld Shadows of the Night 11/05/2009 Play Add to playlist
C. René Hirschfeld Sonett I 11/05/2009 Play Add to playlist
C. René Hirschfeld Nachtstück (Nocturne) for violin and guitar 09/15/2010 Play Add to playlist