Thüring Bräm (*1944)
Swiss composer Thüring Bräm was born in 1944 in Basel (Switzerland) where he completed his studies in piano and orchestral conducting. He continued his studies at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia (conducting) and the University of California, Berkeley (MA in composition). His studies in musicology were done at the Universities of Basel and Heidelberg.
Bräm was director of the “Regio-Chor” Binningen/Basel from 1977 to 2009 and was founder and principle conductor of the Junge Philharmonie Zentralschweiz from 1987 – 2007. From 1987 to 1999 he was director of the Lucerne Conservatory. He was founding director of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Department of Music (1999-2001).
As composer, he has received numerous commissions and prizes and his more than 150 compositions include chamber music, orchestral and choral works, an oratorio, two operas, stage music as well as electroacoustic pieces. His works have been performed internationally.