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  BIOGRAPHY

Mathias Wehr (*1984) ist freischaffender Dirigent und Komponist. Seine Kompositionen, darunter Pflichtwerke für internationale Blasorchester und Brass Band Wettbewerbe, wie zum Beispiel für die Championship Division der Deutschen Brass Band Meisterschaft, werden beim Musikverlag Frank in der Schweiz und bei seinem eigenen Musik-Label Mathias Wehr Music publiziert und weltweit zur Aufführung gebracht. So zählen nicht nur Österreich und die Schweiz, sondern auch die USA und Südkorea zu seinen Reisezielen. Mathias Wehr begann sein Musikstudium mit 16 Jahren an der Musikhochschule Nürnberg und fügte anschließend Blasorchesterleitung an der Universität Augsburg hinzu. Mit 23 Jahren gewann er den offiziellen Titel "European Conductor of the Year 2008" bei den 4. European Conductors Championship in Norwegen. Nur ein Jahr später gewann er den Silbernen-Taktstock beim World Music Conductors Contest in Holland. Als Komponist und Chefdirigent verschiedener Orchester erhielt Mathias Wehr bereits international zahlreiche Preise und Auszeichnungen. Aber auch für sein regional musikalisches Engagement bekam er bereits die Kulturpreise der Städte Schwabach, Fürth und Forchheim verliehen. Als Juror und Gastdirigent arbeitet er mit Blasorchestern und Brass Bands in ganz Europa zusammen.

Mathias Wehr (*1984) is a freelance conductor and composer. His compositions, including testpieces for international wind band and brass band competitions, such as for the Championship Division of the German Brass Band Championship, are published by Musikverlag Frank in Switzerland and by his own music label Mathias Wehr Music and performed worldwide. Thus, not only Austria and Switzerland, but also the USA and South Korea are among his destinations. Mathias Wehr began his music studies at the age of 16 at the Musikhochschule Nuremberg and then added wind orchestra conducting at the University of Augsburg. At 23, he won the official title of "European Conductor of the Year 2008" at the 4th European Conductors Championship in Norway. Just one year later, he won the Silver Baton at the World Music Conductors Contest in Holland. As a composer and chief conductor of various orchestras, Mathias Wehr has already received numerous prizes and awards internationally. He has also been awarded the cultural prizes of the cities of Schwabach, Fürth and Forchheim for his regional musical commitment. As a juror and guest conductor, he works with wind orchestras and brass bands throughout Europe.

 

Awards & Prizes 

2003     Culture Prize of the City Schwabach for the Clarinet Quartett "Klarinettoso"                                         Germany 

 

2007     1st Prize of the CISM-Competition with "Symphonisches Blasorchester Unterpleichfeld"                    Germany   

2008     1st Prize of the "European Conductors Championship"                                                                              Norway 

2009     2nd Prize of the "World Music Conductors Championship"                                                                        Holland  

2010     1st Prize of the "International Music Festival" with "Symphonisches BLO Unterpleichfeld                    Switzerland

 
2010     Culture Prize of the City Fürth                                                                                                                      Germany 

2011     2nd Prize and Audience-Award for "Infinity" of the "International Composition Contest"                  Germany 

 

2013     1st Prize of the "German Music Festival" with "Bläserphilharmonie Forchheim"                                    Germany 

2015     2nd Prize for "Deep Water Night" of the "Composition Contest NRW"                                                       Germany

 

2016      2nd Prize of the "Flicorno d`Oro" Competition (Superiore) with Bläserphilharmonie Forchheim         Germany 

 

2017     Culture Prize of the City Forchheim                                                                                                             Germany 

2017     1st Prize and Orchestra-Award for "Throne of the North" of the Philharmonic Society Mantzaros Greece

2018     2nd Prize for "Snowflake Lullaby" of the "Composition Contest NRW"                                                     Germany 

2018     3rd Prize of the "German Brass Band Championships" (1. Div.) with Nordbayerische Brass Band       Germany 

2018      
1st Prize of the wind band competition (North Bavaria) with Bläserphilharmonie Forchheim              Germany

2019      
2nd Prize of the 1st German "Brass Band Entertainment Contest" with Nordbayerische Brass Band  Germany 

2019      3rd Prize for "Hyperdrive" of the "International Cory Band Composers Prize"                                         Wales                                     

2020      1st Prize of the "Otto-Ditscher Composers Competition" for "Grab your sword and come with me!"    Germany


2022      1st Composer, who was commissioned by the German Brass Band Association, to write the
                Testpiece for the Championship Division of the "German Brass Band Championships" 
                          Germany

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