Coaches 2025

Carola Bauckholt

Composition, Coach

Carola Bauckholt was born in Krefeld in 1959. After working at the Theater am Marienplatz (TAM) in Krefeld for several years, she studied at the Cologne University of Music with Mauricio Kagel from 1978 to 1984. In 1985 she founded the Thürmchen Verlag with Caspar Johannes Walter, and in 1991 the Thürmchen Ensemble.

She has received numerous scholarships and awards and has performed internationally, e.g. a portrait concert in New York on February 8th, 2024 with the International Contemporary Ensemble, another one with the Ensemble Dal Niente in Chicago in summer 2022. In 2013 she was elected as a member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, since November 2021 she is Director of the Music Section. In 2015, she was appointed Professor of Composition/Focus on Contemporary Music Theater at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, Austria. In 2020 she was elected as a member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.

A central moment in Carola Bauckholt's works is the reflection on the phenomenon of perception and understanding. Her compositions often combine elements of visual art, music theatre and concert music. She likes to make use of noisy sounds, which are often produced with unusual means and are not incorporated into a predetermined compositional grid, but are observed and carried on in their free development.



Carola Bauckholt will be present at impuls between February 18th and 26th.

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Carola Bauckholt


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