Patricia Jünger

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Patricia Jünger (born 6 August 1951[1]) is a Swiss-Austrian multi-media artist, conductor, sound director and composer.


Patricia Jünger was born during an airplane trip from Dublin to Vienna, at a stop in Frankfurt am Main and has Swiss and Austrian citizenship. Jünger studied piano, organ, composition and directing in Frankfurt am Main, Vienna and Paris. She completed her studies in 1977 and then became a full-time composer. Recently she has leaned toward more electroacoustic works.[2]

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Theodor Körner Prize for Composition, 1979
  • Vienna Cultural Foundation Prize, 1979
  • Scholarship from the Viennese Alban Berg Foundation, 1980
  • Scholarship from Basel's Paul Sacher Foundation, 1980
  • Bursary for composition by the Austrian state, 1981 and 1983
  • Sabbatical year for composition, canton of Aargau, 1983
  • Karl Sczuka Prize from SWF Baden-Baden, 1986, for the radio play 'Sehr geehrter Herr - ein Requiem'


Selected works include:

  • Sehr geehrter Herr - ein Requiem radio play, (1986)
  • Transmitter
  • Valse éternelle – ein Brief radio play
  • Muttertagsfeier oder Die Zerstückelung des weiblichen Körpers, (1984)
  • Erziehung eines Vampirs radio play, (1986)
  • Die Klavierspielerin opera, (1988)[3]

Jünger's works have been recorded and issued on CD, including:

  • Patricia Jünger Eva Csapo, Collegium Musicum Zürich, Audio CD (October 31, 2006), Musiques Suisses, ASIN: B000J10K4Q
  • Die Klavierspielerin Der Audio Verlag, Dav; Auflage: 1., Aufl. (September 2005) ISBN 3-89813-479-2
  • Bright light for mezzo-soprano, clarinet, drums & orchestra Audio CD, Release date: 4.8.2006, Label: MGB, DDD, 1989


  1. ^ TLS
  2. ^ "Jünger Patricia (1951)". Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Brand, Bettina (1987). Komponistinnen in Berlin. Berlin (Germany : West), Senator für Kulturelle Angelegenheiten. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 

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