Described “as a composer of considerable gifts” and “musically confident and bold” by NPR’s classical music critic Tom Manoff, Ingrid Stölzel enjoys performances of her music around the world. She has received commissions from diverse ensembles such as newEar contemporary chamber ensemble, California E.A.R. Unit, San Diego New Music, Adaskin String Trio, Erato Chamber Orchestra, Greenbrook Ensemble, Octarium and Allegrésse, among others. She is the winner of the 2013 Ortus New Music Competition, 2012 Arizona Pro Arte Competition, 2010 NewMusic@ECU Festival Orchestra Composition Competition, the 2009 Cheryl A. Spector Composition Prize, the 2006 PatsyLu Composition Prize and a Finalist of the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition 2011.
Stölzel is a frequent guest composer and her music has been heard at numerous music festivals and conferences including the Beijing Modern Music Festival, 16th Biennial Festival of New Music at Florida State, Festival of New American Music, Aries Composers Festival, International Alliance of Women in Music Congress, IC[CM] International Conference on Contemporary Music, SoundOn Festival of Modern Music, Oregon Bach Festivals, Ernest Bloch Festivals, Chamber Music Conference of the East, Otterbein Contemporary Music Festival, and NACUSA National Conference, among others. In 2011, her piano trio “The Road is All” was commercially released by Navona Records on the CD Claviatures and as a digital release on Fine Music Vol. 2.
Stölzel received her doctorate degree in composition at the University of Missouri, Conservatory of Music and Dance in Kansas City, where she studied with James Mobberley, Chen Yi and Zhou Long. She holds a Master of Music in Composition from the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut. She is the Director of the International Center for Music at Park University and teaches music theory and analysis courses. Stölzel is a native of Germany and has resided in the United States since 1991.
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