Helmut Oehring

Helmut Oehring (* July 16, 1961 in Berlin ) is a German composer.

  • 4.1 Books
  • 4.2 Article
  • 5.1 Anthologies
  • 5.2 Papers
  • 5.3 discussions


Helmut Oehring was born in 1961 in East Berlin. As a self-taught guitarist and composer, he was between 1992 and 1994 - after consultation with André Asriel, Helmut Zapf and Friedrich Goldmann - master student of Georg Katzer at the Berlin Academy of Arts, whose Member he was elected in 2005. 1994/95 he was a fellow at the Villa Massimo in Rome and received numerous awards since then. Oehrings compositions and productions are performed in concert halls and on stages throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Most recently, he worked as a conductor and director of his own works.

In September 2011, btb / Random House published his autobiography with different eyes. From the child of deaf parents to the composer. Helmut Oehring lives with his wife, the dramaturge, librettist and director Stefanie Wördemann, and their two children in the Brandenburg Switzerland.


  • Hanns Eisler Prize of Germany transmitter Culture ( 1990)
  • Europe Travel Fellowship from the Akademie Schloss Solitude (1990/ 91)
  • Prize at the Young Composers' Forum of the WDR in Cologne ( 1992)
  • Stipends of Lower Saxony ( Künstlerhof Schreyahn ) (1993 /94)
  • Composition Fellowship from the Cité des Arts in Paris ( 1994)
  • Fellow of the German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome (1994 /95)
  • Orpheus Prize in Italy ( 1996)
  • Paul Hindemith Prize (1997)
  • Schneider-Schott Music Prize Mainz ( 1998)
  • Arnold Schoenberg Prize ( 2008)
  • Composer at the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt ( Oder) in Residence (2009 /10)
  • Artist in Residence of the Kurt Weill Festival (2010)
  • German Audio Book Prize (2012 )


Compositions in work

  • 2013 SEVEN SONGS for Sunrise for a vocalist and chamber ensemble to FW Murnau's silent film Sunrise, premiere in October 2013 Le Capitole Lausanne with David Moss and Quatuor Sine Nomine
  • 2013/14 Orfeo14. ( vol.1 ), staged concert on Claudio Monteverdi's Orfeo and Josph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, world premiere in June 2014 Opéra de Lille: Matthias Bauer, Christina Schönfeld, Serge Kakudji, Laura Claycomb, Ictus Ensemble, Concert d' Astrée, musikal. Emmanuelle Haim
  • 2013/14 GOYA III. VEIA la mano, pero como alelado for 18 string instruments to Beethoven's op 131, premiere in September 2014 at the Beethoven Festival in Bonn with the ensemble resonance

Music Theatre / Opera

Movie theater

Works with choreography in sign language

Orchestra with Soloinstrumtent (s)

Orchestral works without soloists

Ensemble with Voices

Ensemble without votes

Chamber Music

Works for solo instrument or solo voice

Electronic Music

  • 2003 All hearing must die
  • 2003 perjury


  • In other eyes. From the child of deaf parents to the composer. btb Verlag, Munich 2011, ISBN 978-3-442-75296-6.


  • Notes to the music of Helmut Oehring. In: Corinna Dahlgrün (ed.): New Music in the Church III. A God who kills? Documentation and evaluation. Interdisciplinary days for New Music and Theology 20 - June 23, 2002 Lang, Frankfurt am Main [ ua] 2003, ISBN 3-631-51128-0, pp. 194-197. .