Austrian composer born 29 June, 1966 in Vöcklabruck
Wolfgang Suppan was born in 1966 in Vöcklabruck, Austria. He studied composition with Dieter Kaufmann and Michael Jarrell at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts (MDW). Additionally, he attended composition courses led by George Crumb, Paul-Heinz Dittrich and Klaus Huber. In 1995, he participated in the IRCAM Summer Academy, and the following year, in Voix Nouvelles at Royaumont.
In 1992, Suppan was awarded a special prize from the Austrian government and the Alban Berg Foundation. In 1994, he won the Casablanca (Styria, Austria) Composition Competition. His works have been broadcast on Austrian Radio (ORF) and performed in the “Musical Youth” Concert Series at the Wiener Konzerthaus, at the Zagreb Biennale and at Musikprotokoll by ensembles including the Austrian Art Ensemble, Österreichische Kammersymphoniker and the Koehne-Quartett.
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