Isabel Mundry

Born 1963 in Schlüchtern, Germany. Studied composition, music and art history, as well as philosophy, in Berlin and Frankfurt-am-Main. 1992 to 1994 resident in Paris, initially as scholarship holder of the Cité des Arts, later participating in a one year computer science and composition course at IRCAM. Isabel Mundry lived in Vienna from 1994 to 1996 as a freelance composer. She then taught at the Berliner Kirchenmusikschule and the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. In 1996 she was appointed professor for music theory and composition at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. Since 2003 she has held the post of professor for composition at the Zurich School of Music, Drama and Dance. During the academic year 2002/03 she was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin. Isabel Mundry has also lectured at the Darmstadt Vacation Courses for New Music (1989-2002) and also at the Akiyoshidai Festival in Japan (1997). She has given master classes at Copenhagen’s Royal Academy of Music (2002) and in Tbilisi (2007).

Isabel Mundry has received numerous prizes, among them the Boris Blacher Prize for Composition, the Busoni Composition Prize, the Kranichsteiner Music Prize and the Siemens Award. Her musical theatre composition, “Ein Atemzug – die Odyssee”, received the 2006 critics prize for the best world premiere. Isabel Mundry has been Composer in Residence at the Tong Yong Festival (Korea, 2001), the Lucerne Festival (2003) and the Mannheim National Theater (2004/05). During the 2007/08 season she will hold that position at the Saxon State Opera in Dresden. Her works are published by Breitkopf & Härtel.