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Ursula Mamlok   

 ***** SAI Member Laureate


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ursula mamlockUrsula Mamlok began her study of music in her native city of Berlin, and continued at the Mannes College of Music in New York with George Szell. She earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. She also studied with Roger Sessions, Ralph Shapey, and Stefan Wolpe. Among her numerous commissions are those from the Koussevitsky and Fromm Music Foundations, Alaria Chamber Ensemble, Eastman School of Music, Earplay and The San Francisco Symphony. She has received awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, the Martha Baird Rockefeller Foundation, and, in 1995, a Fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. Her works are regularly performed by major domestic foreign ensembles and have been recorded by the CRI, Gasparo, Leonarda, Newport Classic, Music and Arts, Opus One, True Media, and Centaur labels, and are published by C.F. Peters Corporation, American Composers Edition, McGuinness and Marx, and Hildegard. In 1987, Ursula Mamlok received a Commendation of Excellence "for her contribution to the world of concert music" by BMI. She has been on the composition faculties of New York University, City University of New York, Temple University, and the Manhattan School of Music. She is also a board member of the League/ISCM.

After the death of her husband, Dwight Mamlok, in 2005, she moved to Berlin, Germany, the city of her birth. In addition to all of the music published by Peters, about 35 works have now been published by Boosey and Hawkes. CRI issued a second CD of her music consisting of reissues of her old CRI LPs. Best of all, Bridge Records is now recording all of her music. Three CDs have already been issued, with a fourth scheduled for Spring 2012. We expect seven CDs in all. At the age of 88, Ursula Mamlok is now an internationally renowned composer.


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Ursula Mamlok has lived in Berlin, Germany, the city of her birth, since 2006. She traveled to New York in May 2011 for the premiere of Mosaics for piano four-hands (2011) by CONTINUUM at Merkin Concert Hall, New York.


Mosaics for piano four-hands (2011) CONTINUUM, Cheryl Seltzer and Joel Sachs, piano, Merkin Concert Hall, NYC, May 2011.  Rotations (2011), Jakob Spahn, cello, Holger Groschopp, piano, Hochschule Hanns Eisler (Studiosaal), Berlin,  Oct. 2011.


Approximately 35 previously unpublished works by Mamlok have now been issued by Boosey and Hawkes. Included are many works from the period 1956-1976, as well as all of the music that she has written since 2000.


Bridge Records is recording Mamlok’s complete works. Three CDs have been issued thus far: Bridge Records 9360 Music of Ursula Mamlok Vol. 3 (2011); Bridge Records 9293 Music of Ursula Mamlok Vol. 2 (2011); Bridge Records 9291 Music of Ursula Mamlok Vol. 1 (2009). The notes for all of the Bridge CDs are by Barry Wiener.

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