Composer, pianist, performer, conductor and writer MORITZ EGGERT was born in 1965 in Heidelberg. As a composer, he is comfortable shifting between many musical genres, consequently confusing and delighting both avant-garde and classical audiences, and is committed to changing the way in which contemporary music is approached.
He has often gathered media attention with works like Ich akzeptiere die Nutzungsbedingungen (I accept the terms and conditions), a commissioned work for the 100th anniversary of the Goethe University Frankfurt in 2014. A large proportion of Eggert’s œuvre is composed for musical theatre. He is also interested in chamber music – sometimes performative and experimental like his piano cycle Hämmerklavier, at other times intimate and intense like his song cycle Neue Dichter Lieben.
As a pianist, singer, conductor and performer, Eggert has championed both modern and classical repertoire and is also a sought-after accompanist and chamber music partner. For the Neue Musikzeitung he has created the “Bad Blog of Musick”, which is the most widely read contemporary music blog in Germany.