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Bernfried Pröve, born in Braunschweig the 6.1.1963, studied composition, music education and organ at the “Hochschule der Künste“ Berlin. Following his studies with Isang Yun Pröve continued his studies with Klaus Huber (composition), Mesias Maiguasca (electronic music) and Francis Travis (conducting) at the Musikhochschule Freiburg. After receiving his degree in 1994 he studied conducting with Peter Eötvös and conducted the Vienna Klangforum.

Pröve wrote his thesis (D.E.A.) at IRCAM and the Sorbonne in Paris on computeraided composition (1995-96). Among his awards and distinctions are a first prize from the Stuttgart Composition Competition, a Grand Prix from the Jeunesses Musicales and the Prix Européen Belgrad. He received among others commissions from the SWR for the Donaueschinger Musiktage, the WDR, the Hamburger Staatsoper, the Staatstheater Braunschweig, the TAGE FUER NEUE MUSIK Braunschweig, the Staedtebundtheater Hof/Saale, the Jenaer Philharmonie and the Bibel & Kulturstiftung.

His music is performed at festivals all over the world, like Worlds Composers Forum in Montréal, as well as in Georgia and Philadelphia, the Donaueschingen Festival, Graz- Staierischer Herbst, Gaudeamus Amsterdam, the Centre Acanthes, the Festival d’Avignon, IRCAM PARIS and performed from Orchesters like the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Junges Philharmonische Orchester Stuttgart, Kraukau Philharmonic Orchestra, Beograd Philharmonic Orchestera, Dresdner Philharmoniker, Jenaer Philharmonie.