Biography

Sven Hinz was born in 1979 in Bad Arolsen (northern Hessia); he attended the traditional Pforta state school in Saxony-Anhalt from 1995 to 1999.

From 2000 he studied school music, musicology, linguistics and German studies at the Academy of Music and at the Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg in Breisgau. He graduated as Magister Artium in 2012. Since then he has lived in Freiburg as a freelance composer, choirmaster and phonetics teacher.

From 2006 to 2012, he worked as an assistant on the project conTimbre – The Virtual Orchestra for Contemporal Music, a sound database initiated by the Freiburg composer Thomas Hummel.

In 2007, he was awarded the „Hazel Clark Prize“ by Karlheinz Stockhausen for a musicological work on Stockhausen’s composition „KLANG – The 24 Hours of the Day (3rd hour).“

2011 gründete er den Freiburger Oberton- und Experimentalchor, den er bis 2017 leitete. Im gleichen Jahr nahm er seine Tätigkeit als Phonetiklehrer an der Medizinischen Akademie für Logopädie auf.

From 2013 to 2014 he worked as a phonetician at the Institute of German Language in Mannheim (IDS). Institut für Deutsche Sprache in Mannheim (IDS).

Since 2015, he has been working as a lecturer and audiobook speaker at the Swiss publishing house AbisZett, and he has also produced several broadcasts for Bayerischer Rundfunk.

So far, Sven Hinz has composed about eighty works, including four musicals, an oratorio and three masses, as well as several song cycles for soprano and orchestra, electronic music, and choral and organ works.