Philipp Manuel Gutmann, born in Austria in 1993, is a composer, musicologist and music editor. He started his musical education at the age of nine in Herzogenburg, a town in Lower Austria, where he came in contact with standard classical repertoire, church music and symphonic wind music through the instruments violin, piano and saxophone. During the time he attended the secondary school for musicians in Vienna, he composed his first works, which led him to study composition at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna with Dirk D’Ase, graduating with distinction in 2017. He also studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Iris ter Schiphorst as well as the Zurich University of the Arts with Kaspar Ewald and Isabel Mundry and is pursuing a degree in musicology at the University of Vienna.
Gutmann’s catalogue of works includes solo, chamber, lied, choral and orchestral compositions published by the music publishers Doblinger, Kliment and Musikedition NÖ. As a freelance composer, he received commissions from the Cottbus State Theatre, the Kulturfest Traisental, the Province of Lower Austria and the International Stefan Zweig Society, among others. Additionally, he works as a music editor for the renowned Viennese music publisher Doblinger and conducts research on musicological topics.
Gutmann is a laureate of the composition competition “Tage der neuen Klaviermusik Graz” and received a composition grant from the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna in 2021 and 2019, a working scholarship from the Federal Ministry in 2020, a scholarship for science in 2018 and a scholarship for music and performing arts from the Federal Chancellery of Austria in 2015. He lives and works in Vienna and Lower Austria.
Das große Schweigen – Melodram für Kammerorchester und Erzähler