Johannes Maria Staud

Johannes Maria Staud ( born August 17, 1974 in Innsbruck ) is an Austrian composer.


Staud studied between 1994 and 2001 at the Vienna Music Academy with Michael Jarrell (composition) and Iván Eröd (music theory ) and at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin with Hanspeter Kyburz. He also studied musicology and philosophy in Vienna. He attended master classes with Brian Ferneyhough and co-founded the group Gegenklang (Vienna). Staud received a scholarship from the Alban Berg Foundation and the Erasmus Foundation.

His music has been, inter alia, premiered by the Ensemble Modern and the Berlin Philharmonic under Simon Rattle. He received commissions from the Vienna Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orchestra and in 2010 by the Ensemble Modern Orchestra.

In the season 2010/2011 he was Capell - Compositeur the Staatskapelle Dresden.


  • 2004 Prize of the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize
  • 2009 Paul Hindemith Prize.
  • 2009 Emil- Berlanda price
  • 2012 City of Vienna Prize for Music


  • The level ( based on texts by Hans Arp ) for speaker and deep ensemble ( 1997)
  • Dichotomy for string quartet (1997/ 98)
  • The smallest distance between two objects for 16stimmigen à cappella choir
  • Just as if ... ... for orchestra (1999/2000)
  • A map is not the territory for large ensemble (2001)
  • Polygon for Piano and Orchestra ( 2002)
  • Configurations / Reflet for 8 instrumentalists (2002)
  • Berenice. Song of the disappearance (Text Durs Grünbein by Edgar Allan Poe ) for soprano, small ensemble and tape ( 2003)
  • Berenice (opera, text by Durs Grünbein by Edgar Allan Poe; UA Munich Biennale 2004; Heidelberg 2005)
  • Contrebande for Orchestra ( 2010)
  • Maniai for Orchestra ( 2012)
  • " Infin che ' l mar fu sovra richiuso noi " ( commissioned for the 2012 Salzburg Festival )