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.

He then studied teaching music, musicology, linguistics and German at the Freiburg Academy of Music and at the Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg.

He graduated as Magister Artium in 2012. Since then he has lived in Freiburg, working 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).“

In 2011, he started working as a phonetics teacher at the Medical Academy of Logopaedics. In the same year, he founded the Freiburg Overtone and Experimental Choir, which he led until 2017.

He worked as a phonetician at the Institute of German Language in Mannheim (IDS) for two years in 2013 and 2014.

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 seventy pieces of work, including four musicals, an oratorio and a mass, as well as several song cycles for soprano and orchestra, electronic music, and choral and organ works.

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