Isabel Mundry

Isabel Mundry ( born April 20, 1963 in Schlüchtern ) is a German composer.

She studied composition with Frank Michael Beyer and Gösta Neuwirth at the University of Arts Berlin and Hans Zender at the Academy of Music in Frankfurt am Main. In 1994 she took a course for computer science music at IRCAM in Paris.

From 1986 to 1993 Mundry taught music theory and analysis at the Berlin School of Church Music and at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. In 1996 she was appointed professor of composition and music theory at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt. Since 2003 she has been professor of composition at the Zurich University of the Arts. Mundry is a member of the Advisory Board of the studies on evaluation research.

Mundry compositions are performed internationally by leading orchestras and ensembles. Her work One breath - Odyssey premiered at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in September 2005. This production was selected by the jury of critics of the journal Opernwelt 'world premiere of 2006 '. In the 2007/2008 season they Capell - Compositeur was with the Staatskapelle Dresden.


  • Boris Blacher composition prize of the Berlin University of Arts and the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler
  • 1994 Busoni Composition Prize of the Berlin Academy of the Arts
  • Kranichsteiner Music Prize of the Darmstadt Summer Courses
  • 1996: Schneider-Schott Music Prize Mainz together with Moritz Eggert
  • 2001: Prize of the Siemens Music Prize
  • 2012: Zender price together with Martin Zenck