Prof. Dr. Christoph Wünsch

President | Vice Chairman of the Academy of Music
Building: Bibrastraße | Room: B 121
Office hours: by arrangement

Christoph Wünsch (*1955) is a composer, pianist and professor of music theory at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg. Previously, he was a lecturer in music theory and improvisation at the University of Bamberg and at the University of Applied Sciences Heidelberg, and then professor of music theory at the Detmold University of Music. Doctorate in musicology with minors in philosophy and psychology. Versatile artistic activities in the fields of theater and silent film music, jazz and music with new media, among others. Various awards and commissions, visiting professor at the University of North Texas 2002.

Books and essays on historical-analytical and music-theoretical-pedagogical topics, among others Modern Lied Accompaniment - Harmonics / Piano Movement / Improvisation, Möseler Verlag; Technique and Form in the Variation Series of Max Reger, Carus-Verlag; Movement Techniques in the 20th Century, Bärenreiter Verlag; Co-editor of the Lexikon des Orchesters, Laaber-Verlag; in preparation: Improvisation in the framework of the series Grundlagen der Musik, Laaber-Verlag.

His saxophone concerto (premiere 2012) was performed at the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg in 2015. As a composer, he most recently published his quartet for two pianos and percussion (premiere 2021 in Brussels at the Conservatoire royale).

Christoph Wünsch has been president of the Würzburg University of Music since 2017.