Hans Ulrich Lehmann
Hans Ulrich Lehmann was born in Biel. He studied music at the conservatories of Biel, Zurich and Basel with master classes in composition headed by Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen. His academic music studies took place at the University of Zurich under Kurt von Fischer. Between 1961 and 1972 he taught at the Basel Academy of Music. From 1969 until 1990 he was a tutor of new music and music theory at the University of Zurich, and in 1990 he taught at the University of Bern. In 1972 he taught composition and music theory at the ‘Musikhochschule Zürich’ (Zurich School of Music). From 1976 until 1998 he has been director of both the music school and the conservatory of Zurich. Between 1983 and 1986 he was president of the Swiss Musicians Association. Since 1987 he has been an executive member, and since 1991 president of SUISA (Swiss Performing Rights Society). In 1973 he won the Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Scholarship, 1988 the Composition Prize of the Swiss Musicians Association, 1990 the town of Zollikon / Zurich Arts Prize, and in 1993 the City of Zurich Arts Prize.