Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
Audience research: Conversation concert with Stefan Litwin (piano)
On April 12th, the ArtLab of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics will host pianist and composer Stefan Litwin for a research concert. Stefan Litwin, born in Mexico City in 1960, will explain and perform piano works by Beethoven, Schönberg and Stockhausen, amongst others. During the concert, the audience’s behavior will be recorded as part of the concert and audience research of the Department of Music at MPIEA.
About the artist
Stefan Litwin studied piano, composition and interpretation in the USA and Switzerland with Jürg Wyttenbach, Walter Levin and Charles Rosen. His international concert activities include performances with important orchestras, conductors and chamber music partners. He also regularly accompanies singers and actors. Besides his work as a performer, Stefan Litwin is increasingly dedicated to his own composing. In October 2016, the world premiere of his music theatre "Nacht mit Gästen", after a play by Peter Weiss, took place in Saarbrücken. Litwin currently works on a larger composition for the Ensemble Ascolta.
Since 1992 Stefan Litwin has been professor at the Hochschule für Musik Saar. From autumn 2003 to spring 2005 he was a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and during the 2005/06 season Distinguished Artist in Residence at Christ College at the University of Cambridge. Since 2008 he has also been a regular guest lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Further information is available at