Yesterday, on Monday 2 October, Swiss composer Klaus Huber passed away at 92. As an academic teacher he had Brian Ferneyhough, Wolfgang Rihm and Kaija Saariaho among his students.
Huber was a regular guest at Gaudeamus, firstly in 1955 with the premiere of “Sechs kleine Vokalisen” followed by the performance of his first bigger orchestra work “Litania Instrumentalis” in 1957. He has been regularly coming back since: in 1963 Klaus Huber was jury member for the Gaudeamus Award and as director of the composition seminars in 1966/68 & 72 at ‘Huize Gaudeamus’ in Bilthoven, the Netherlands. In 1991 Gaudeamus organised a special festival dedicated to his music.
It is with great respect and warmest memories that we commemorate this great music pioneer.