Curriculum Vitae


Short Version

With over 220 world premieres to his name, Sebastian Berweck is one of the most sought-after interpreters of experimental contemporary music. He is known for his energetic interpretations of unusual repertoire in- and outside the piano as well as working with electronics. Sebastian Berweck holds a PhD from the University of Huddersfield, is a member of stock11, and lives in Berlin.
Long Version
With over 220 premieres to his name, Sebastian Berweck is one of the most sought-after interpreters of experimental contemporary music.
He has appeared at most major festivals for contemporary music such as  Wien Modern, Ultraschall Berlin, Maerzmusik Berlin, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Steirischer Herbst, Salzburger Festspiele, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Impulse Theater Festival Mülheim, ISCM World New Music Days, pgnm festival Bremen, Inventionen Berlin, piano+ festival ZKM Karlsruhe, Klangwerkstatt Berlin, Klangwerktage Hamburg, Heidelberger Frühling, Nous Sons Festival Barcelona or the Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, where he is teaching electroacoustic performance practice since 2014.
He has recorded for the Deutschlandradio Berlin, Deutschlandfunk, Swiss Radio DRS, WFMT Chicago, the Hessian Radio Network, Radio Bremen, and the Southwest German Radio. His recordings can be heard on labels such as Wergo, Mode, durian, World Edition, cri, nochords and naivsuper and as inaugural release of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music label.
As a specialist for piano and live electronics, he is a frequent guest at electronic studios like CNMAT, CCRMA, ICEM, ZKM and others. His project “DSP 63.0” is an ongoing collaboration between studios for electronic music in Europe.
Sebastian Berweck has been a regular guest in the United States since 1998. He gave concerts and lectures at Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, SUNY Buffalo, SU San Francisco and other universities. Radio WFMT Chicago highlighted his work in a 2-hour feature. He is frequently invited to talk about new music notation, understanding contemporary music and interpreting new music.
From 2008 to 2012 - and with the support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - he conducted research at the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) at the University of Huddersfield. His thesis, titled “It worked yesterday – On
(re-) performing electroacoustic music”, deals with the challenges a performer faces when playing electroacoustic music and was published in 2013.
Sebastian Berweck is a founding member of stock11 and lives in Berlin.