MANUELA KERER (*1980 Brixen/South Tyrol/I) loves marveling and is constantly looking for new sounds, surprises and challenges. Besides her studies at the Tiroler Landeskonservatorium (composition and IGP violin), she has a degree in law studies and psychology from the University of Innsbruck (dissertation: music and dementia).
Further composition studies have taken her to Alessandro Solbiati to Milan. Works of M. Kerer have been created for Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop Berlin, the Klangforum Wien, the reihe, the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie or for Munich Biennale for contemporary music theatre and Vienna Modern or at concert houses in Berlin and Vienna, at Kampnagel Hamburg, at the Accademia Filarmonica Romana and at ACF New York.
Manuela Kerer has been awarded many prizes, among them the Prize Walther von der Vogelweide (2009), the SKE Publicity Prize (2011) and the Austrian State Scholarship for composition (2008, 2011 and 2016). In 2009, the composer has been selected by the Committee of European regions as one of Europe’s 100 „young creative talents“, in 2012/2013 she was chosen by the Austrian Department of Foreign Affairs for the programme „New Austrian Sound of Music”. In 2015, she received the international work scholarship „Composer in Residence – women composers to Frankfurt“, in 2016 she was Composer in Residence at the Festival St. Gallen/Steiermark (Austria).
Kerer‘s works have been published at Breitkopf & Härtel. Her works are on several CDs, a portrait CD has come out at the ORF edition „Zeitton“.