Carl Christian Bettendorf

Friday, January 18th, 2019 - 1:02 pm

Carl Christian Bettendorf is a New York-based composer/conductor. Born in Hamburg, Germany, he studied composition with Hans-Jürgen von Bose and Wolfgang Rihm in Munich and Karlsruhe before moving to New York, where he received his doctorate from Columbia University under Tristan Murail.  Bettendorf’s compositions have been played at many prestigious venues and festivals on four continents. He has received numerous awards, among them a fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center in Nebraska, and the MacDowell Colony; and commissions from the Fromm Foundation and the Ralph Kaminsky Fund.  As a conductor, Mr. Bettendorf has worked closely with ensembles in New York (Wet Ink, counter)induction; Ghost and Talea ensembles) and abroad (piano possibile inMunich, Ostravská banda in the Czech Republic) and is currently director of the Manhattanville College Community Orchestra (Purchase, NY). He recently conducted opera productions at Bard College and the Opéra national de Montpellier (France) and has served as assistant conductor for the Columbia University and American Composers orchestras, Miller Theatre, and the Munich Biennale. Mr. Bettendorf has recorded for the Albany, ArtVoice, Carrier, Cybele, Hat Hut, Indexical, and Tzadik labels.