Moritz Eggert (*1965, Heidelberg) is considered one of the most versatile and adventurous voices of contemporary music.
Born in Heidelberg and growing up in Heidelberg, Mannheim and Frankfurt am Main he was already playing keyboard in various Rock- and Jazz-Ensembles during school, followed by academic studies as a classical pianist and composer. Studies continued in London and Munich, where he resides today with his wife, the writer Andrea Heuser, and his two children.
From the beginning he worked in all musical genres as a composer – his list of works already encompasses more than 230 works, not only 11 evening-long operas but also several ballets and works for dance and music theatre, orchestral music, chamber and ensemble music, vocal and choir music (with a strong focus on “Lied”), church music, experimental and electronic music, instrumental concertos, music for children and youth, music for film and radio as well as radio plays and open air spectacles. He is a renowned and experienced pianist and has played countless premieres of his own and other works in Germany and abroad. In the last years he is also increasingly appearing as a conductor, actor and singer, performing in operas and theatre.
At the moment Eggert works at “Muzak”, a 45 minute piece for orchestra and voice for musica viva Munich (conductor: David Robertson, voice: Moritz Eggert), a new children’s opera for Bonn (“Iwein”, after the book by Felicitas Hoppe) and a “Caliban”-opera for Opera Front Amsterdam. He is also preparing a new opera for the Komische Oper Berlin (“M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Moerder”) and is currently explaining “Die Moderne” to TV viewers in the series “Epochen der Musikgeschichte” for ARTE/BBC.