Mauro Hertig is a Swiss composer with an output of ensemble, chamber and site-specific works. He creates stage environments as game-like settings, using sounds of intimate speech, touch and instructions.

His works have been commissioned by Basel Sinfonietta, Ensemble Recherche, Collegium Novum Zürich, Österreichischer Rundfunk, Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Impuls Festival Graz, Royaumont Foundation, Soyuz21 Ensemble, Festival für Neue Musik Rümlingen, Open Music Austria, Ensemble Tzara, among others.

In 2016, Mauro Hertig was selected as Promising Young Composer by the Ulysses Network, resulting in a journey of selected European residencies from 2017 to 2020. More recently, he was composer-in-residence at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) Zürich, the 180° Festival for Innovative Art in Sofia and the Camargo Foundation, France. He is laureate of the Voix Nouvelles Composition Academy Royaumont 2019. 

2018-19 saw a portrait concert by the Austrian National Broadcast ORF and Jeunesse Vienna, as well as the premiere of the landscape opera Die Perfekte Passivität for Festival Rümlingen. 2020-22 included the premieres of Mum Hum at Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik, the evening long site-specific work Kohabitation with Ensemble Tzara in Zurich, as well as a special commission by the 58th Belgrade Art Biennale.

Upcoming premieres include audience-participation piece Perfect Thirst for Florentin Ginot, a new orchestra work for the European tour of Basel Sinfonietta, a new ensemble work for Lemniscate ensemble, as well as a site-specific work for Impuls Festival Graz 2023.

He studied at University of the Arts in Zürich and Kunstuniversität Graz, receiving his Bachelor with Isabel Mundry and Master of Arts in Composition with Beat Furrer and Klaus Lang.

Mauro Hertig is based in New York.

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