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Eberhard Schoener (born May 13, 1938, Stuttgart) is a German composer, conductor, arranger, and keyboard player.
"My message is the music. The goal of my life is to create an original form of contemporary music in which the opera, jazz, ethnical and electronic music melt together. I believe in emotionality."
Eberhard Schoener crosses borderlines, leaves his past behind just to find his way back to it. He gets down to music without any pre-judgment, surrendering to any foreign or strange influences to create unerring bridges to follow his very personal direction. Eberhard Schoener's work is difficult to describe as there are too many completely diverse compositions and an array of projects and events. Such versatility is reflected in his Biography.
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1958 Studies Violin at the Academy of Music in Detmold (Nordwestdeutsche Musikakademie) under Professor Tibor Varga, chorister under Professor Eugen Pabst,
1959 Scholarship at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, conducting class under Sergiu Celibidache and chamber music under Quintetto Chiagiano,
1960 First violin at the Bavarian State Opera House,
1961 Foundation of the Munich Juvenile Symphony Orchester, known across the borders as "The Young Orchestra (Das junge Orchester)" in the ARD TV-series.,
1964 Musical supervisor of the Bavarian Opera until 1968,
1965 Foundation of the Munich Chamber Opera and since the artistic supervisor and conductor. Amongst others he conducted annual opera and concert performances at the Brunnenhof (Fountain-Courtyard) at the Residence Castle in Munich,
1972 "Gianni Schicchi" by Giacomo Puccini as a public performance at the Olympic Games in Munich.,
1973 The chamber opera "La Zingara" for German public television (ZDF),
1974 Collaborates with Jon Lord of Deep Purple on Windows and performance is televised also featuring David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, and Pete York,
1974 The opera "The Chief of the Theatre (Der Schauspieldirektor)" by W.A. Mozart music supervision and directed for television, starring Peter Ustinov as well as "The Bandmaster (Der Kapellmeister)" by Cimarosa. Both were published as a record through EMI-Classic.,
1975 Conducts Hungarian Philharmonic for Sarabande album by Jon Lord of Deep Purple,
1977 The fragment of an opera "Shakuntala" by Franz Schubert for the International Dance Theatre for German public television (ZDF).,
1987 "Pop-Stars perform Brecht/Weill": A concert at the Theatre of Hamburg recorded for television (NDR) featuring Sting, Gianna Nannini and Jack Bruce.,
1989 Third music-festival on the Island Elba with the performance of the opera "Mozart & Salieri".,
Nominated for the German Album Award
Ministry of the Interior Award for the Script
"Rita or the Goldopera"
BAMBI for Creativity
TELESTAR of German Television