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Ingrid Stölzel

Dr. Ingrid Stölzel (b.1971) is a composer whose music is being performed across the United States, Canada and Europe. She has written for ensembles such as newEar, NOISE/ San Diego New Music, California E.A.R. Unit, Adaskin String Trio, Erato Chamber Orchestra, Allegresse Trio and Synchronia, among others. Recently, she won the 2010 NewMusic@ECU Festival Orchestra Composition Competition for her orchestral work Genius Loci – 'Spirit of Place' (2009). Her piano trio The Road is All (2007) will be featured on the NACUSA 2010 National Conference in Portland, Oregon. In addition, Stölzel will be a featured composer on the Boston New Music Initiative Concert this year.

Stölzel is a frequent guest composer and her music has been heard at numerous music festivals around the country including the soundOn 2008 Festival of Modern Music, 30th Sacramento State Festival of New American Music, Oregon Bach Festivals, Ernest Bloch Festivals, 2007 Women in New Music Festival, Chamber Music Conference of the East, Otterbein Contemporary Music Festival, and Indiana State Contemporary Music Festival, among others. She was selected for the National Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet reading and as a participant of the Sentieri Selvaggi International Masterclass with James MacMillan in Milan, Italy. She is the 2009 Cheryl A. Spector Prize Winner, first-prize winner of the 2007 UMKC Chamber Music Composition Competition and the recipient of the 2006 PatsyLu Prize awarded by the International Alliance of Women in Music.

Stölzel received her doctorate 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 a native of Germany and has resided in the United States since 1991.

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