1935 - 2019
Georg Katzer was born in 1935 in Habelschwerdt (Silesia, today Poland) and studied composition in Berlin (East) with Rudolf Wagner-Regeny and Ruth Zechlin, and in Prague with Karel Janácek. Afterwards he became a postgraduate student of Hanns Eisler at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, where he himself was elected a member in 1978. Here he founded the Studio for Experimental (Electroacoustic) Music. In 1980 he was appointed a professor and he got a master class for composition at the Akademie der Künste. Since 1963 he lived near Berlin as a freelance composer.