Moritz Eggert / Photo: Astrid Ackermann

Moritz Eggert

Moritz Eggert


Moritz Eggert was born in 1965 and is considered one of the most versatile and adventurous voices of contemporary music.

From the beginning Moritz Eggert has been working across all musical genres as a composer. He uses different styles of music and continuously tries to work for a new approach to and interaction with contemporary music. Through often widely discussed projects such as “Freax”, an opera created together with Christoph Schlingensief in 2007, or “Wir akzeptieren die Nutzungsbedingungen”, a commissioned work on the occasion of the centenary of the Goethe-University Frankfurt 2014, Moritz Eggert tries to challenge the common image of contemporary music being a matter for experts only.

His list of works already encompasses more than 240 works, with not only 16 evening-long operas (e.g. “All diese Tage” 2012, “Teufels Küche” 2014, “Traviata remixed” 2016, “M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder” 2019), but also several ballets, works for dance and musical theatre, and orchestral music. Moritz Eggert also writes chamber and ensemble music (e.g. the Lied cycle “Neue Dichter Lieben”, piano solo cycle “Haemmerklavier”), and composes vocal and choral music, church music, experimental and electronic music, instrumental concertos, music for children and young people, music for film and radio, as well as radio plays and open-air spectacles.

Moritz Eggert is also actively working within cultural policy and is a vocal opponent of cuts in arts funding. Together with Sandeep Bhagwati he founded the “ADEvantgarde Festival” for young composers in Munich. Moritz Eggert has been a board member of the “German Composer’s Association” for 3 years and is a professor of composition at the University of Music and Theatre in Munich (since 2010).

Alongside his many articles for national and international print and online media he also writes regularly (often scathingly ironically and thought-provokingally) for his own “Bad Blog of Musick”, which is considered the most influential blog for contemporary music in Germany.

Last updated: June 2019