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Ulf Bästlein studied classical philology as well as German language and literature in Freiburg, Rome, and Vienna (PhD), later studying voice at the University of Music Freiburg. He began his stage career at the Stadttheater Heidelberg, leading him to Augsburg, Hannover, Lübeck, and the Hamburg State Opera. He also became increasingly active as a Lied and oratorio singer. The versatility of his performance career is documented through numerous radio and television appearances, as well as CD recordings of Lied, oratorio, and opera repertoire. Ulf Bästlein has won awards at various singing competitions and is often invited as guest performer at international music festivals. His repertoire spans from Monteverdi to modern works. In 1999 the bass-baritone was named professor for voice performance at the Lübeck Academy of Music, and in 2000 also at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Ulf Bästlein regularly gives masterclasses both in Austria and internationally. In 2000 he founded ""Liedkunst im Schloss vor Husum." This Lied festival promotes the development of promising young talent through an annual masterclass and competition, and enriches the cultural life of the Schleswig-Holstein region's west coast through its concerts. In the last few years, Bästlein developed new concert formats, in which literary-musicological podium talks, recitations and Lied presentations inform each other. In 2009, he founded, and now leads, the artistic doctoral school at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
Ulf Bästlein's dissertation deals with questions of presentation of technique of the mediaeval and early modern periods. More recently, he is occupied with Lied repertoire from the first half of the 19th century, and questions related to the performance practice and sound narratives of this repertoire. He has published a number of text-critical editions (the Lieder of Anselm Hüttenbrenner) and has an extensive discography of world premieres (Lieder by, among others, Hüttenbrenner, Thalberg, Lachner, Stadler, and Randhartinger). Ulf Bästlein has been responsible for the content development and organizational execution of the first Dr.artium program at a music university in the German-speaking world as director of the artistic doctoral school at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
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Wolfgang Hattinger studied composition and conducting at the University of Music and performing Arts Graz, as well as philosophy, psychology, and pedagogy at the University of Graz.
Wolfgang Hattinger has been teaching in the department of composition, conducting, and music theory at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz since 1990. In 1995 he founded 'szene instrumental', a chamber ensemble dedicated to co-producing composer portraits presented by Austrian National Radio (ORF). Since then the ensemble has dedicated itself to the performance of contemporary music in a variety of stylistic directions. Over 100 radio performances for ORF, RAI, Radio Slovenia, Hessian Broadcasting Corporation and Bavarian Radio, as well as concerts in Europe and the USA are the result of this undertaking. He was conductor and Kapellmeister at United Stages Vienna, where he worked with such artists as Roman Polanski and Phillippe Arlaud. He has also conducted numerous concerts, operas, and radio productions.
In 2007 he habilitated as Ao.Univ.Prof. in the field of music theory and earned his PhD degree in 2012. In 2014 his book 'Der Dirigent – Mythos, Macht und Merkwürdigkeiten – eine Arbeit über die (unbekannten) Hintergründe des Dirigentenberufs' (The Conductor – Myth, Might, and Curiosities – A Work On the (Unknown) Background of the Conducting Profession) was published.
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Deniz Peters is a music philosopher, musicologist and improvising pianist. His main research interests are (1) the ideas and phenomena of musical expression and experience, with an emphasis on the role the body, empathy, gesture, tactility, attention, attitude, hermeneutics, instrumentality and performance situation play in the listening experience; and (2) the concept and potential of artistic research. His epistemological approach combines artistic practice with phenomenology, hermeneutics, and philosophical argument and analysis. He is principal investigator in two multi-year research projects funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, one of them an artistic research (PEEK) project, working in duos and trios with researching musicians such as Simon Rose, Bennett Hogg, Sabine Vogel, Stefan Östersjö, Rachel Austin, and Ellen Waterman.
He has published in scholarly journals such as Performance Research, Contemporary Music Review, and Empirical Musicology Review, and within collected editions by Oxford University Press, Routledge, and Cambridge Scholars Publishing. He has held numerous talks at philosophical and musicological conferences in Europe, the US, and Australia.
At the Artistic Doctoral School, Deniz Peters’s roles include an active contribution to the current discourse on artistic research, mentoring, teaching, and coordination.
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Anne Seibt studied philosophy as well as German language and literature at the University of Graz, and has worked as a freelance lecturer and social media analyst.
She is active in the field of intercultural philosophy and philosophy of religion. Her area of focus is conceptual spaces associated with various yoga and Buddhist traditions. In her role as Doctoral candidate at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Graz, she researches yoga in the contexts of both neuroscience and intercultural philosophy.
In addition to her role as consultant of the Artistic Doctoral school of the KUG, she administers the Scholarly Doctoral school, organizing various events and concerts, among others the festival ARTikulationen and the fora of the Doctoral School for Scholarly Doctoral Studies. She is the contact person for administrative questions related to Doctoral studies.
Address of the artistic doctoral school
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
T: +43 (0) 316 / 389-1803
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The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz:
With more than 2,000 students in Graz and Oberschützen, the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG) is an internationally renowned place of education - 17 institutes and 2 doctoral schools offer highly qualified training for artistic and scientific professions. Owing to its geographic situation it knows to combine perfectly Austrian tradition in music and performing arts with the creative potential of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Consequently living its leitmotif “Open for the New by Tradition”, and with its focus on contemporary arts and its vital symbiosis between the arts and science, KUG has been able to shape its profile among universities in Europe.
KUG combines the development and unfolding of the arts and research with university education. Compared to other universities worldwide, the scientific aspect in education is well developed and benefits from the vivid practice of music. On the other hand, artists benefit from scientific reflection. A functional and state-of-the-art infrastructure as well as numerous guest lectures, workshops and possibilities to appear in public allow to design studies in the best possible way. The artistic and scientific activities of some 400 renowned teachers interact directly with teaching and ensure excellent and practice-oriented education this way. Owing to this highly qualified personal attention KUG can look back on a long list of very successful graduates. At KUG, students and teachers are considered partners in a common cognitive process which animates the concept of “education through the arts and science”.
The concept of the artistic doctoral programme of the KUG is based on the recommendations of the Austrian University Board and involves internal public presentations in the form of artistic performances and progress reports, as well as the judgements of external advisers.