Philipp Maintz

Philipp Maintz ( born February 28, 1977 in Aachen ) is a German composer.

Maintz studied composition with Michael Reudenbach, Robert HP Platz and electronic music with Karlheinz Essl, further complemented his studies by working on CRFMW ( Centre de Recherches et de formation Musicales de Wallonie ) of the University of Liège and at IRCAM ( Institut des Recherches et Coordinations Musicales ) in Paris. In addition to awards and scholarships he was awarded the 2005 Prize of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation in 2007 and a grant from the federal government for the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. In 2009 he received a scholarship to the Akademie Schloss Solitude. In 2010, he completed a year's stay at the Villa Massimo in Rome.

Performances of his works were held, among other things at the Witten Festival for New Chamber Music, the Salzburg Festival, musica (Strasbourg) and Vienna modern; they were among others interpreted by the Arditti String Quartet, the Minguet Quartet, Ensemble intercontemporain, the chamber ensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Ensemble 2e2m, the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra ( Lothar Zagrosek ), the BBC Symphony Orchestra (Pierre -André Valade ). His opera Maldoror was performed at the Munich Biennale 2010.


  • SEAM ( yo no pido a la noche explicaciones ) music for violin and cello (1999 /2000)
  • music for violin solo ( 2002)
  • INNER CIRCLE music for string quartet ( 2003-04/06 )
  • Violent landscape with trees 16 music for large orchestra (2004/ 05)
  • SONG ( burst ) music for chamber ensemble and live electronics ( 2005)
  • September album / eight for female voice and piano (2006)
  • Terrain / recording music for piano and live electronics [ piano piece nr.2 ] (2006)
  • Aligned line music for baritone and ensemble (2006/ 07)
  • Further, always further and music for organ solo ( 2007)
  • Océan music for soprano, large ensemble and live electronics ( 2007)
  • Archipelago music for large orchestra (2008)
  • Tourbillon music for violin, violoncello and piano (2008)
  • Maldoror, opera in seven images (2010)