composer | improviser | interpret

violine | viola | fiddle | rebec | lyrica | voice



short vita (as violinist)

personal data sheet

Heinz - Der Spion, JHM 30 ST ǀ Directors - Directors, JHM 40 CD ǀ Panaudium - Series Vol. 5 JHM 1005 SER ǀ Norbert Stein Pata Orchester - Die wilden Pferde der armen Leute, JHM 39 CD ǀ Norbert Stein Pata Orchester - Ritual Life JHM 50 CD ǀ Theo Jörgensmann Werschau Ensemble - Aesthetic Direction, Konnex KCD 5054 ǀ Jörgensmann, Koltermann, Maurer, Schmidt, Seidel, Rüegg - Wortmusik mit Texten von Herbert Somplatzki NOM, ITM Media ǀ Norbert Stein - News of Roi Ubu, Pata Music 10 CD ǀ Albrecht Maurer Quartet Works, Quartet Works, kip 9 ǀ Albrecht Maurer Solo Works - Solo Works ,kip 10 ǀ Kent Carter & Albrecht Maurer - The Juillaguet Collection, EMANEM 4033 ǀ European Echos - European Echoes, BEV Music AG 2303016-2 ǀ Albrecht Maurer Trio Delight - Syntopia, cmn 001 Marc Aurel Edition ǀ Albrecht Maurer Trio Works - Movietalks, JHM 119 ǀ Syntopia Quartet - Mars, Nemu Records 001/ Maurer Rodenkirchen - Hidden Fresco, Nemu Records 004 ǀ Kent Carter String Trio - Intersections, Emanem 4130 ǀ Trio Hot - Jink, Nemu Records 008 ǀ Rivière Composers' Pool - Summerworks, Emanem 5301) ǀ Lucian Ban & Jon Hébert - Enesco Re-Imagined, Sunnyside Records SSC1259 ǀ Jörgensmann & Maurer Melencolia, Nemu Records 011, ǀ Pata Cadillac - Norbert Stein Pata Cadillac (2013) ǀ Judith -Ensemble Dialogos, DVD & CD, Alpha Records (2013) ǀ Loplop´s Call - Albrecht Maurer & Norbert Rodenkirchen, Nemu Records (2013) ǀ Maurer Ban Maneri - Fantasm, (Nemu Records 2014) ǀ Oratories and Songs - The Reviere Ensemble play the music of Kent Carter, Emanem 5042 (2016) ǀ Hymnen an die Nacht, Nemu Records (2017) ǀ Fly to Alhambra, Nemu Records (2018)

The violinist, fiddler and composer Albrecht Maurer studied violin at the Musikhochschule Köln and taught himself the piano, which he then later studied. In addition, he pursued the study of non-European tonal systems and computer music. He gathered his experience with new and experimental music through intensive work with many composers from the Kagel "school", including Maria de Alvear, Carola Buckholt, and Manos Tsangaris. He has worked with various classical and jazz ensembles as pianist, synthesizer programmer, violinist, and singer.

Albrecht Maurer belongs to a special part of the jazz world, named Modern Creative Jazz. Modern Creative is a contemporary form of Creative Music, which is seen as a further develovement of „free jazz“. It is non commercial.

In the last few years Albrecht Maurer has concentrated on the composition and interpretation of partially improvised music. Additionally, he has focused on expanding and re-inventing the violin's musical place: his works are characterized by sounds and loops, a broad timbral spectrum, and percussive imitation and grooves all in combination with the energy of jazz and a classical technique.

Albrecht Maurer was part of more than 60 radio recordings and he was intensively  supported by the WDR radio Cologne, who followed his personal developement as player, as well as composer.

Albrecht Maurer has performed throughout Europe as a soloist, as well as with varying groups, and he is regularly a guest at international festivals. He has worked with many jazz musicians including Theo Jörgensmann, Kent Carter, Wolter Wierbos, Benoit Delbecq, Peter Jacquemyn, Achim Krämer, Bobo Stenson, Lucian Ban, Klaus Kugel, Claudio Puntin, Norbert Stein, Charlie Mariano, Karl Berger, Steve Argüelles, Lauren Newton, Kate Westbrook and Barre Phillips.

vita early music

The violinist, fiddler and composer Albrecht Maurer studied violin at the Musikhochschule Köln and taught himself the piano, which he then later studied. In addition, he pursued the study of non-European tonal systems and computer music. He gathered his experience with new and experimental music through work with composers from the Kagel "school", including Maria de Alvear, Carola Buckholt, and Manos Tsangaris. In the 90s, Albrecht Maurer started to compose chamber music for jazz musicians as well as for different chamber groups.

In Jazz he performed with Theo Jörgensmann, Kent Carter, Wolter Wierbos, Benoit Delbecq, Steve Argüelles, Lucian Ban, Klaus Kugel, Bobo Stenson, Norbert Stein, Markus Stockhausen, Carla Bley, Charlie Mariano, Karl Berger, Lauren Newton, Kate Westbrook, Barre Phillips and many others.

Albrecht Maurer started to play Medieval Music in 2004. His gift to improvise in different styles, his sound, his reaction on impulses from other musicians and the willingnes for a new adventure in music made it possible to enter the Ensemble Dialogos in Paris. He plays in Judth and in Barlaam & Josaphat and a third program is in preparation.  Beside Dialogos Albrecht Maurer has played in „Aura Christina“ together with Norbert Rodenkirchen and Maria Jonas, and in „Salon Medieval“ with Norbert Rodenkirchen, Benjamin Bagby, Eric Mentzel and Wolgang Klein Richter. Together with Norbert Rodenkirchen he created "Hidden Fresco", New Music on medieval instruments (debut CD 2005). Concert highlights with Ensemble Dialogos: London Queen Elizabeth Hall (Purcell Room), Cite de la Music Paris, San Sebastian Festival, Split Festival, Zadar Festival, Boston Festival, Barcelona, Rom, Vancouver Early Music, UBC Hall, Lincoln Center New York, Scola Cantorum Basel, Bouffes du Nord, Paris, Printemps des Art Festival, Monaco


born 29.11.59 in Aachen (Germany)

1980 - 1986 study of violin at Music conservatoire in Cologne, interpretation of New Music, Music-Theater, records and tours with Heidelberger chamberorchester and Ensemble de Cologne, diploma in Classical Music, experiments in Jazz, Computer- Music and Improvised Music.

1984 - 1991 member of „Heinz“ and since 1988 „Directors“ playing synthesizer violin and voice.

1992 - 1995 focus on playing violin, composition and developement of „Partly-Improvised Music“ in: Theo Jörgensmann Werkschau Ensemble, Eckard Koltermann Collage, German Clarinet Duo & Strings, Albrecht Maurer Quartet Works (with Wiebos NL, Carter USA, Krämer D), Albrecht Maurer Solo Works. Duo with Donja Eghbal.

1996 - 1998 Kent Carter Project (with Charlie Mariano, Karl Berger and Klaus Kugel), Steve Arguelles Circuit (with Michael Moore, Marc Ducret and Steve`s Quintet), concerts with E. Koltermann Collage 13 , Eric van der Westen Double Orchestra (NL), Tour with Composers Westwork Ensemble (with Lauren Newton, Wolter Wierbos, Eric Boeren and others), Mandala String Trio, Norbert Stein ARFI Projekt (WDR,CD) Albrecht Maurer Solo Works, Albrecht Maurer Quartet Works, Albrecht Maurer East-West Projekt (with Charlie Mariano, Kent Carter, Christopher Dell Klaus Kugel ) Kent Carter String Trio (with Emanuelle Roch), NRW Klang Quartett, Workshop-Project (with M.Stockhausen, K.Berger, M Küttner and Strings) a.o.

1999 - 2004 Albrecht Maurer Trio Delight (with Meike Herzig and Ludger Singer), Albrecht Maurer Trio Works (with Wolter Wierbos, Benoit Delbcq), Duo Kent Carter & Albrecht Maurer, Duo together with Nils Wogram, Quartet together with Theo Jörgensmann, Denis Colin und Barre Phillips, Quintet with Bobo Stenson, Kent Carter, Theo Jörgensmann, Klaus Kugel, Viola Kramer Fragmente der Erinnerung, Heribert Leuchter Lux Orchetra Project with Kate Westbroke for the Expo 2000, Black Sea Connection with Anatoly Vapirov, Enver Izmailov, Kornel Horvath, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Klaus Kugel, European Echoes, Kent Carter & Albrecht Maurer, Albrecht Maurer Trio Works, Duo with Norbert Rodenkirchen, Runa, compositions for different ensembles.

2005 - 2009 Neues Kunstforum butoh dance and new music, CD Syntopia Quartet with Claudio Puntin, Dieter Manderscheid, Klaus Kugel, Kent Carter String Trio new recordings, Besancon Festival, China tour, concerts with Dong Jinming. 2006 Dialogos - Judita, Carla Bley - Escalator over the Hill, Maurer Rodenkirchen - Hidden Fresco, Syntopia Quartet - Mars, Kent Carter String Trio. 2007 Dialogos - Concerts in France and Spain, Kroatia, Maurer Rodenkirchen - Hidden Fresco, Kent Carter String Trio, touring Europa, Solo-concerts. 2008 Concerts with Trio Hot,  Maurer Rodenkirchen - Hidden Fresco, Quiet Noise Quartet, Duo with Anna Lindblom, Ellellem together with Ulrich Lask und Manou Liebert, Ruhrtrienale Bassem Hawar, Saad Thamir, Albrecht Maurer, Norbert Rodenkirchen, Aura Christinae, Dialogos Concerts in France, Kroatia, Spain, Germany, Canada, USA. 2009 Concerts with Dialogos in Croatia, France, Canada, USA, concerts with Kent Carter String Trio, Albrecht Maurer Syntopia Ensemble in the „Großer Sendesaal“ WDR Cologne, new program Barlaam & Josaphat with Enselmble Dialogos, part of Lucian Ban & John Herbert "Enesco Re - Imagined.

2010 - 2014 Concerts with Dialogos, the highlight was the White Light Festival in Lincoln Center,New York, Albrecht Maurer Protuberanza, a new program with Flautando Köln, Maurer/Rodenkirchen Hidden Fresco New York Debut, DVD production with Dialogos, concerts with Kent Carter String Trio, CD-Box Summer Works with Kent Carter, Theo Jörgensmann and Etienne Rolin, CD and concerts with Lucian Ban & John Herbert "Enesco Re - Imagined. 2011 Concerts with  Lucian Ban "Enesco Re - Imagined (London Jazz Festival, Newcstel, Brügge), Dialogos (France Croatia, Swiss), Runa, Jörgensmann & Maurer, Trio Hot (Prag FreeJazz Festival) Trio Hot + Geraldo Si, Random Code & Ancient Patterns, Coloriage with Kent Carter String Trio, Michala Markus and Odile Pellissier (Festival Nuits Romanes) , Sunship String Quartet, CD recordings with Jörgensmann & Maurer, Theo Jörgensmann Freedom Trio (Gliwice Festival, Jazz in the Ruins, Polen) 2012 Concerts with Dialogos, u.a. Bouffes du Nord Paris, Bozar Festival Bruxelles, Printemps des Art Festival, Opera Monte-Carlo, Sorbonne and Musee de Cluny, Paris, Tournee in Croatia, Primiere of „Heretical Angels“ in Royaumont, a new program of the Ensembles Dialogos. European Tour with Lucian Ban Enesco Re-Imagined, De Singel Antwerpen, Guimaraes Jazz Festival, Portugal, Barcelona Jazzfestival, Jazz d’Or Festival Strasbourg. „Siope“ with Bernt Hahn, Theo Jörgensmann und Albrecht Maurer, further concerts with Duo Maurer & Rodenkirchen, Syntopia Quartett, CD recordings with Norbert Stein Pata Cadillac. 2013 Festival Opatija, Festival Krk, Festival Korcula and Festival Porec (all in Croatia) with Ensemble Dialogos, Jazzfestival Leibnitz 2013 with Jörgensmann & Maurer, Forum Alte Musik (WDR Köln) with Ensemble Dialogos, München Unterfahrt, Köln Altes Pfandhaus , Berlin A-Train with Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri. Concerts with Remember Yatra played by Syntopia String Quartet, Curator of Musiklabor Köln in Kunsthaus Rhenania 2013 together with Norbert Stein. 2014 Curator of Musiklabor Köln, concerts with Dialogos u.a. in Fondation Royaumont, Antwerpen, Coutances, Zageb, Radovljica, Paris, Rom, CD Release Tour Fantasm with Maurer Ban Maneri, tour in Rumania and Germany. New program Maurer Rodenkirchen and concert in Musee de Cluny Paris, Colloriage with Michala Marcus, Kent Carter, concerts with Etienne Rolin and György Kurtag jr..

2015 Curator of the concert series Musiklabor Köln, Dialogos Heretical Angels, Bozar, Brüssel,  Sanda Weigl, Lucian Ban, Albrecht Maurer, International Theater Festival Sibiu, Romania, "Contemplaciones", Albrecht Maurer & Norbert Rodenkirchen, Zamora, Spanien, Musiklabor Köln Simon Nabatov & Albrecht Maurer, Bernd Konrad, Perry Robinson, Gianluigi Trovesi, Theo Jörgensmann, Günter Sommer, Albrecht Maurer, Sebastian Gramss, Multiphonics Festival, Dialogos, Heretical Angles, White Light Festival, New York, Lincoln Center, Norbert Rodenkirchen & Albrecht Maurer Loplop´s Call, New York, Radio Concert, Maurer Ban Maneri, CD Release Concert New York, IBEAM Brooklyn.

2016 Judith, Dialogos, Marseille, Frankreich, Barlaam & Josaphat, Dialogoas, Perpignan, Frankreich, Clarinet Summit, Altes Pfandhaus Köln, Clarinet Summit, Jazzschmiede Düsseldorf, FAQ – frequently asked questions, Orangerie, Köln (Theatermusik), Heretical Angels, Dialogos, Fees Festival, Marokko, Colloriage, Kent Carter Project, Ronsenac, France, Judith, Ensemble Dialogos, Utrecht Festival, Heretical Angels, Ensemble Dialogos, Festival "Voix et Route Romane" Straßburg,Crossover Bagdad Köln, Bassem Hawar & Albrecht Maurer, Kölner Musiknacht, Dom, Köln, Barlaam & Josaphat, Ensemble Dialogos, Gorizia Festival, Italien, Albrecht Maurer & Krzysztof Dys, Loft Köln, Albrecht Maurer Quartet feat. Julian Arguelles, Cafe Ada, Wuppertal

2017 Carmina Burana, Candens Lilium, Kölner Fest für Alte Musik, Der Sandmann — von E. T. A. Hoffmann Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf, Ensemble Dialogos, Heretical Angels, Utrecht Oudemuziek Festival, Albrecht Maurer & Norbert Rodenkirchen Paderborn „1000 JAHRE BARTHOLOMÄUS-KAPELLE“, Duo Kerstin de Witt & Albrecht Maurer Fly to Alhambra, musica-ahuse,

Clarinet Summit, CD Release Konzerte, Spectacle „Quadrature“ Danse / Musique / Image mit Kent Carter, Michala Marcus, Odile Pellissier, curator of the concert series Chamber Remix Cologne. Moers Festival, Il Lusorius


Festival: 1987 with Heinz, Ruhr Jazzfestival 1987 with Heinz, Würzburg Jazz Festival 1987 with Heinz, JazzHaus Festival 1990 with Directors, Neo This Post That Festval Cologne Philharmonie 1991 with Norbert Stein Pata Orchester, Jazzfest Wiesen 1991 (Austria) with Steve Argüelles Quintet, Leverkusener Jazztage 1992 with Norbert Stein Pata Orchester, MIMI Festival 1993 (France) with Viola Kramer SSP, 8. Munic Big Band Meeting 1993 with Limpe Fuchs und Theo Jörgensmann Chaparal Projekt, Ruhr Jazz Festival 1993 with Theo Jörgensmann Werkschau Ensemble, Stranger Than Paranoia 1994 (Netherlans) with Theo Jörgensmann Werkschau Ensemble, Green Days, Colgne Stadtgarten with Albrecht Maurer Quartet Works, Bochumer Ruhrjazz Festival 1995 with Eckart Koltermanns Collage13, Stranger Than Paranoia 1995 with Eric van der Westen Double Orchestra (Netherlans), Euregio Musiktage Aachen 1995 Solo Works, Festival in Le Mans 1996 with Steve Argüelles Circuit, Trienale Köln 1997 with Hans Lüdemann, Moers Festival 1997 with IN THE AIR ON THE AIR, Worms jazzt Festival 1997 with Kent Carter Projekt 1999 Paris Fondation Cartier with Kent Carter String Trio, 2000 Expo Hannover with Lux Orchestra, EBU Kalaka Festival Ungary (European Broadcast Union) 2001, TFF Rudolstadt 2002, Cologne Trienale Festival with Pata meets Arfi project, Int. Jazzfestival Nanjing 2004 with Dong Jinming, Besancon JazzFestival 2005 with Kent Carter String Trio, Essen Philharmonie 2006 with Carla Bley, Ambronay Festival 2006 with Dialogos, Nanjing Jazzfestival 2006 with Albrecht Maurer Quartet, San Sebastian Festival 2007 with Dialogos, Zadar Festival 2007 with Dialogos, Split Festival 2007 with Dialogos (price of the jury for best performance), Freejazz Festival Prag 2007 with Kent Carter String Trio, Bukarest Jazzfestival 2008 with Kent Carter String Trio, Romanischer Sommer 2008 Cologne with Dialogos, Freejazz Festival Prag 2008 with Albrecht Maurer Movietalks, Ruhrtrienale 2008 with Bassem Hawar, Saad Thamir, Norbert Rodenkirchen, Early Music Vancouver at UBC 2008 with Dialogos, Boston Early Music Festival 2009 with Dialogos, Equinox Festival 2009 with Albrecht Maurer & Norbert Rodenkirchen, George Enescu Festival Bukarest 2009 with Lucian Ban & John Herbert "Enesco Re - Imagined", Early Music Vancouver at UBC 2010 with Dialogos, Gent Jazz & Sounds Festival with 2010 Lucian Ban & John Herbert "Enesco Re - Imagined", Lincoln Center White Light Festival New York 2010, London Jazz Festival 2011 with Enesco Re-Imagined, FreeJazz Festival Prag 2011 with Trio Hot, Bozar Festival Bruxelles 2012 with Dialogos, Monte-Carlo Printemps des Art Festival 2012 with Dialogos, De Singel 2012 with Enesco Re-Imagined, Guimaraes Jazz Fest 2012, Portugal with Enesco Re-Imagined, Barcelona Jazzfestival 2012 with Enesco Re-Imagined, Jazz d’Or Festival 2012 Strasbourg with Enesco Re-Imagined. Festival Opatija 2013, Festival Krk 2013, Festival Korcula und Festival Porec with Ensemble Dialogos, Jazzfestival Leibnitz 2013 with Jörgensmann & Maurer, Forum Alte Musik (WDR Köln) with Ensemble Dialogos, München Unterfahrt 2013 with Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri, Köln Altes Pfandhaus 2013 with Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri, Remember Yatra with Syntopia String Quartet, Musiklabor Köln 2013. Dialogos Fondation Royaumont 2014, Timisoara Jazzfestival with Albrecht Maurer Trio, Dialogos Concerts in Rom 2015 , Antwerpen Festival 2015, Zageb Festival 2015, Radovljica Festival Slovenija 2015, Multiphonics Festival 2015, Lincoln Center´s White light Festival New York 2015, Bozar Festival, Brussels 2015, Sanda Weigl Sibiu Festival 2016, Fees Festival 2016 Marokko with Dialogos, Utrecht Festival 2016 with Dialogos, Gorizia Festival 2016, Italien with Ensemble Dialogos, Utrecht Oudemuziek 2017 with Ensemble Dialogos, Zamus Festival Cologne with Candens Lilium, Moers Festival 2017 with Il Lusorius.

concerts and radio recordings

 Chris Abelen, Ralph Alessi, Paulo Alvarès, Maria de Alvear, Steve Argüelles, Benjamin Bagby, Lucian Ban, Karl Berger, Carla Bley, Kent Carter, Gerald Cleaver, Corin Curschellas, Chris Dahlgren Christopher Dell, Robert Dick, Donja Djember, Marc Ducret,  Mark Ferber, Scott Fields, Flautando Köln,  Limpe Fuchs, Elisabeth Fügemann, Drew Gress, Sebastian Gramss, Frank Gratkowski, Alex Gunia, Gerdur Gunnarsdottir, Roger Hanschel, Stefan Heidtmann,  John Herbert,  Michael Heupel, Christoph Hillmann, Peter Jacquemyn, Maria Jonas, Kim Jovy, Bernd Konrad, Theo Jörgensmann, Achim Kaufmann, Paul van Kemnade, Harald Kimmig, Eckard Koltermann, Bernd Konrad, Viola Kramer, Achim Krämer, Michael Küttner, Klaus Kugel,  György Kurtág Jr.,  Ulrich Lask, Heribert Leuchter, Manou Liebert, Anna Lindblom, Katarina Livljanic, Robert Landfermann, Hans Lüdemann, Tony Malaby, Matthias Mainz, Dominik Mahnig, Dieter Manderscheid, Mat Maneri, Charlie Mariano, Michael Moore, Katrin Mickiewicz, Phil Minton, Simon Nabatov, Lauren Newton, Maggie Nichols, Bartolomej Brat Oles, Marcin Oles, Regina Pastuszyk, Barre Phillips, Melvin Poor, Claudio Puntin, Joscha Oetz, Tony Oxley, Christian Ramond, Perry Robinson, Norbert Rodenkirchen, Etienne Rolin, Vincent Royer, Badal Roy, Ludger Schmidt, Peter Schönfeld, Mathias Schubert, Arkady Shilkloper, Gregor Siedl, Jürgen Sturm, Rainald Schückens, Oliver Schwarz, Günter Baby Sommer, Norbert Stein, Bobo Stenson, Markus Stockhausen, Petras Vysniauskas, Achim Tang, Mircea Tiberian, Gianluigi Trovesi, Kate Westbroke, Eric van der Westen, Wolter Wierbos, Rainer Winterschladen, Kerstin de Witt, Thomas Witzmann, Nils Wogram, to name but a few.




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