Discipline: Music Composition

Hauke Jasper Berheide

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Dortmund, GERMANY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Hauke Berheide is a German classical composer who specializes in opera. He has won the Rome Prize (German Academy Villa Massimo 2012) and the Munich Opera Festival Prize (2016), among other awards.

Together with writer-director Amy Stebbins, Hauke has received commissions from the Frankfurt Opera (The People Out There, premiere date TBD), the Bavarian State Opera Munich (Mauerschau, 2016), among others. Other notable collaborations include those with the Ensemble Modern, the Düsseldorf Symphonic, the Hamburg Philharmonic, and renowned European musicians such as Oksana Lyniv, Axel Kober, Michael Boder, André de Ridder, the Auryn Quartett, and Wenzel Fuchs. Hauke also composes orchestral music.

At MacDowell, Hauke collaborated with director and librettist Amy Stebbins on the scenario for a new mixed reality opera for the Augsburg State Theater. The piece is based on the multiple award-winning novel Piranesi by Susanna Clarke and is about how a disintegrating person who must reassemble their identity from scraps of memory and then determine if the reality in which he lives is the real world, an ideal world, or a prison. The world premiere of the opera will take place in 2024, the same year the duo’s opera The People Out There will have its premiere at the Frankfurt Opera.



Hauke Jasper Berheide worked in the Sprague-Smith studio.

In January of 1976, the original Sprague-Smith Studio — built in 1915–1916 and funded by music students of Mrs. Charles Sprague-Smith of the Veltin School — was destroyed by fire. Redesigned by William Gnade, Sr., a Peterborough builder, the fieldstone structure was rebuilt the same year from the foundation up, reusing the original fieldstone. A few…

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