Something autobiographical


was born on 2 December 1957 in Johannesburg (South Africa.) After his schooling, he first studied at the University of Cape Town with Peter Klatzow, James May and Stuart Reiner. After attending composition seminars with Morton Feldman in 1983, he went to Germany to further his studies at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart with Helmut Lachenmann and at Keele University with George Nicholson, where he received his PhD in 1999.

In addition to composing, David has also been active as a conductor, performer and teacher – he was a co-founder of Obelisk (Group for New Music) in Pretoria, played in the CAPAB Orchestra and with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra and the Staatsorchester Stuttgart, taught composition, orchestration and arrangement at the University of Cape Town, tutored in the electronic music studio of the Stuttgart Musikhochscule and lectured in composition at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen. He also taught percussion, composition and history of music at the Freie Musikschule Stuttgart.

His compositions have been awarded prizes in South Africa, Great Britain, Japan and Germany and have been performed and broadcast in these countries as well as in the USA and Australia.

PHONE: +43 699 1046 4757
E-MAIL : davidkosviner[at]


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