Katharina Rosenberger


Katharina Rosenberger, born in Zurich, holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from Columbia University, under the mentorship of Tristan Murail. Katharina holds the position of Associate Professor in Composition at the Department of Music, University of California, San Diego. 

Much of her work manifests in a transdisciplinary context and is bound to confront traditional performance practice in terms of how sound is produced, heard and seen. Her compositions, installations and interdisciplinary music theatre projects have been featured at festivals such as the Weimarer Frühlingstage, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, Hanover, Festival Archipel, Festival La Bâtie, Geneva, Zürcher Theaterpsektakel, Journées Contemporaine, Basel, Festival Les Musiques, Marseille, Festival Bernaola, Victoria, Spain, New Media Art, Yerevan, Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art, Minneapolis, the Shanghai New Music Week, the Shanghai International Electro-Acoustic Music Festival, and the October Contemporary in Hong Kong.

Katharina's installation work VIVA VOCE and Room V have been awarded with the “Mediaprojects Award”/ Sitemapping of the Swiss Federal Agency (OFC), Berne. She is a past recipient of the Hellman Fellowship, San Francisco, the Sony Scholar Award, and the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung Commission for her composition Gesang an das noch namenlose Land. Her portrait CD TEXTUREN with the Wet Ink Ensemble, released on HatHut Records, has been awarded the prestigious Copland Recording Grant and was selected for the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Bestenliste.