Short biography

Julius von Lorentz © Jörg Pietzonka
Julius von Lorentz © Jörg Pietzonka

Julius von Lorentz


September 2022

Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland e.V.

Julius von Lorentz, born in 2003, is one of the most promising young composers in Germany. He was sponsored from 2014 to 2020 by the Institut zur Frühförderung musikalisch Hochbegabter in cooperation with the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. He is currently a junior composition student with Prof. Sidney Corbett at the Mannheim University of Music and receives piano lessons from Prof. Fedele Antonicelli.

The young composer has already been awarded numerous prizes. From 2018 to 2022, he received the Bundespreis Jugend komponiert. At the 30th Orchestra Workshop in Halberstadt, he won both the prize of the IMPULS festival and the prize of the Kuratorium Stadtkultur. He has also been awarded the prize of the Bruno Frey Foundation several times. For his works "Stimmen" and "Spannungsfelder IV" for ensemble, live electronics and videos, he received the prize of the Association of German Music Schools and the prize of the GVL. At the 2021 Joseph Dorfman Memorial Composers Competition, he won the Young Composers Award.

Julius von Lorentz participated in numerous workshops, such as the composition workshop at the Arnold Schönberg Center Vienna and the international summer academy of music. In 2020, he was the youngest participant in the masterclass of the IMPULS Festival for Contemporary Music. Numerous other compositions were commissioned by the foundation NEUES ZEUG, the moers festival, the Harzer Sinfoniker and the project conTRUMPETary.