College of Music Program Book 2011-2012: Ensemble & Other Performances, Volume 1 Page: 49
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Christoph Hammer studied organ at the Academy of Music and Theater in
Munich. In addition, he studied German literature and musicology at the Ludwig-Maximilian
University in Munich and at UCLA. He was a scholarship winner of the Stiftung Maximilianeum
and the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. Since 1989, Mr. Hammer has focused on playing
historical keyboard instruments. He has achieved an international reputation as a soloist and Lied
accompanist as well as in chamber music. In addition to the established concert repertoire, Hammer
dedicates his time to the rediscovery of little-known composers as well as researching and editing
their works. From 2002-2008 he was teaching an oratorio class at the Academy of Music and
Theater in Munich. In 2009 he was appointed as an associate professor for harpsichord and
fortepiano at the University of North Texas. He performed at numerous international festivals such
as Mozart-Festival Wuerzburg, Festwochen fiir Alte Musik Innsbruck, Tage alter Musik Herne,
Tonhalle Ziirich, Konzerthaus Wien, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Munich State Opera Festival,
Beethovenhaus Bonn and others. Christoph Hammer has played as a soloist with orchestras such as
Concerto Cologne, Nederlands Kamerorkest, Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, Prague Chamber
Orchestra. Mr. Hammer has founded and directed the Munich-based baroque orchestra Neue
Hofkapelle Munchen since 1996 and is increasingly being engaged as a conductor. In July 2002, he
was awarded the prestigious Culture Prize of the State of Bavaria for his wide range of activities in
the field of Early Music and in 2004 he received an award from the Bavarian Volksstiftung for his
research and performance work in Bavarian music history.
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