(b. 1934, Berlin). Esteemed German composer of orchestral, chamber, choral, piano, and organ works that have been successfully performed and recorded across Europe, as well as in the USA.
Mr. Stiebler studied composition and piano at the Hamburger Musikhochschule but had more important lessons at Darmstadt from 1958-61, including studies with Karlheinz Stockhausen in 1959.
He has received the Bachpreisstipendium from the city of Hamburg (1966) and a prize from the Stille Musik composition seminar in the Kunstlerhaus Boswil (1991). His music has been heard recently at the ISCM World Music Days in Budapest (1999), the Berliner KrypTonale (2000), the Performance Day in Stuttgart (2001), and the Joint Venture Festival in Antwerp (2001).
The Barton Workshop, the Duo Kontarsky, Ensemble Recherche, trombonist James Fulkerson, the Ives Ensemble, pianist Marianne Schroeder, organists Zsigmond Szathmary and Gerd Zacher, and cellist Frances-Marie Uitti have performed his works, which are regularly heard at concerts throughout Europe.
From 1969-95, Mr. Stiebler was the director of new music at Hessischer Rundfunk and in 1989, founded the concert series Forum Neue Musik there. At Hessischer Rundfunk, he co-produced numerous CDs with the Hat Hut label, including the series devoted to the New York School (John Cage, Morton Feldman and Christian Wolff). Two of his productions at Hessischer Rundfunk received the Prix Italia Special Prize: Piece for Peace (Alvin Curran) and Die Blinden (Walter Zimmermann).
Mr. Stiebler is also active as a writer and his essays appear in Musik-Konzepte and MusikTexte, Fragment 21 (both Pfau-Verlag, 1998) and elsewhere. In addition, he wrote the booklet notes for the Montaigne Auvidis CD of Words and Music (Morton Feldman).