Michael Proksch (*1958)

Born in Dresden, Michael Proksch has been living in Munich since 1985 as a freelance composer, pianist and author.

Proksch studied piano at Dresdens Carl Maria von Weber Hochschule für Musik. From 1983-1985 Proksch was in political arrest in the GDR and after that time, he studied composition in Geneva, Munich and Berlin and wrote his first works for children; in 1995 he began releasing “Für kleine Klavierkünstler” Parts 1 to 4 and the CD “Klavier ab vier”, all produced by the ADERA-Verlag in Munich. Since 1996 he has been collaborating with the actress Juliane Kosarev to produce literary-musical live projects and programs (such as CDs Genialer Künstlerschweiss and Wie man ein Liebesabenteuer treibt) and has performed in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Geneva, Paris and elsewhere.

In 2006 he was Composer in Residence of the Klassikstiftung Weimar in Großkochberg Castle. In 2007 Proksch was the winner of the composition competition of the Tonkünstlerverband. In 2010 he was releasing his book “Und plötzlich waren wir Verbrecher” (Munich: dtv). The world premiere of his music cycle “D-Mut” took place in Dresden on October 3, 2010.

Michael Proksch has been composing for many years now and can look back on a number of world premieres and publications for several publishers, as well as film scores and productions for stage and television for BR, ORF and RTL and more than 20 CD recordings. In 2016, he received the "Intermedia Globe Gold" for "Almen - zwischen Idylle und Realität". He has been developing his own YouTube channel since 2018. In addition, compositions for "Sehnsucht nach Stille" - a concert program with cellist Stephan Rieckhoff.

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