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Tobias Hiller (Conductor)

Born: 1966 - Waldkirch (Breisgau), Germany
Died: July 4, 2010 - Überlingen, Bodenseekreis, Germany

The German conductor, Tobias Hiller, studied Music Education in Freiburg (specialising in singing, oboe and conducting), Geography, History and later choral and orchestral conducting at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt am Main under Professor Wolfgang Schäfer. Master-classes in singing (by Barbara Schlick and Emma Kirkby amongst others) extended his repertoire and performance practice of early music. Conducting courses and seminars by Péter Eötvös, Michael Gielen and at the European Music Festival in Stuttgart developed his experience of core oratorio repertoire and contemporary works.

As part of his work as solfège teacher in the Musikhochschule Freiburg, Tobias Hiller conducted a number of diverse premieres at the Institute for Contemporary Music. As the well-established leader of a range of ensembles in Germany and Switzerland he built up a broad concert repertoire. Since 1997, he taught regular courses in choral conducting and ensemble singing, and, since 2005, he also taught in Brazil and the USA.

In October 1999, after several years as a professional freelance singer and conductor, Tobias Hiller was invited to take up the position of University Music Director in Tübingen. Since then, until his pramature death, he and his various ensembles accepted invitations to perform throughout Europe, China, Maroc, Brazil and Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany. He also appeared as guest conductor with various choirs and orchestras throughout the USA, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and France. His compositions are regularly performed in Southern Germany and Switzerland. On July, 6, 2010 the nature-loving musician had fallen from a tree, the rescue helicopter took him to the hospital in Ravensburg, but he died there on the internal injuries.


Source: Tübingen University Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2008, July 2010); Klaus Föhl (Dates, May 2011)

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