Peter Burwik

Peter Burwik

Peter Burwik studierte bei Hans Swarowsky in Wien Dirigieren und promovierte in Theaterwissenschaft an der Universität Wien. Weiterführende Studien und enge Zusammenarbeit mit Bruno Maderna in Salzburg und Darmstadt beeinflussten seine musikalische Entwicklung  nachhaltig.

1967 Burwik founded the University Orchestra in Vienna, 1971 “The XXth Cen-tury Ensemble Vienna” – whose music director he has been ever since – with the aim of stimulating and promoting contemporary music internationally. CD-Productions, released by “Gramola”, „col legno“ and „Capriccio“ attest to the esthetic range and exceptional quality of his work.

Since the 1970s, Burwik has been guest conductor with important orchestras in Europe, e.g. RSO Berlin, Orchestre Philharmonique Paris, NDR-Symphonie-orchester Hamburg, Orchestre National de Lille, ORF-Symphonieorchester, Rundfunkorchester Lissabon, Symphonieorchester of SF-Stuttgart, Wiener Symphoniker und WOS Katowice – where he conducted mixed programs of traditional classical repertory and XXth century music.

1991 bis 1994 war er ständiger Gastdirigent der Mährischen Staatsphilharmonie, mit der er auch im Ausland gastierte. Burwik beendete diese Zusammenarbeit mit einer stark akklamierten Aufführung der 2. Symphonie von Gustav Mahler. In  letzten Konzertprogrammen – in Ruse / Bulgarien und Astana / Kasakhstan – präsentierte Burwik Werke von  Berg,  Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Joh. Strauß und Tschaikowski.

1985 Burwik started teaching at the Music University in Vienna (Prof. for inter-pretation and performance technique of new music and conducting), where he subsequently established a scheme for contemporary music education involv-ing interaction between composers, lectures for instrumentalists, international repertory of new music for instrumental students and conducting. Together with his teaching at the Music University in Vienna, he has also been internationally active in this field (Santiago de Chile, Caracas, Bozen, Darting-ton, Havanna, Astana, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu).

2011 Burwik was awarded the „Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Arts“.

Mitschnitte von Orchester-Konzerten
Darius Milhaud: Le bœuf sur le toit | P. Burwik | ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester | Feldkirch, 1988

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Klavierkonzert C-Dur KV 467, 3. Satz