05.09.2019
Informations on the Songs of Darkness project for choir and live-electronics (including a trailer) and the Crowdfunding for it.

18.07.2019
After performing the 30-minute-lenght installation [ˈʃprɛçn] for choir a cappella I decided to compose a much shorter version based on the same materials to be used in regular concert performances. The resulting piece is a rather easy but effective improvisation, which can be learned in just a few rehearsals.

18.03.2019
The past few weeks I have been busy working on a rather special project together with Arno Krokenberger from the Nationaltheater in Mannheim. Together we created a choral installation for an unusual performance space. The installation will be performed on March 30 (15.00 and 16.30) in the tower of the Alte Feuerwache in Mannheim, where the singers will be spread out through all the floors, resulting in a spatial experience where the listeners will have a hard time telling where all the sounds...

10.10.2018
My piece Die Rehlein beten zur Nacht for women's choir a cappella (SSAA) got awarded a "Sonderpreis" at the Valentin E. Becker composer's competition 2018 and will be performed @Kursaal, Bad Brückenau on 26 May 2019. In total six pieces got awarded from more than 180 submitted works and I'm very much looking forward to the ceremonial concert with all the other composers and their pieces in 2019. If you speak german you may find an article on the competition here...

13.06.2018
On July 3rd SWR 2 will broadcast a live-recording of my transcription of Franz Wüllner's cantata Die Tonkunst for symphony orchestra, soloists (SAT) and mixed choir (SATB), performed by Philharmonie Baden-Baden and Hochschulchor der Musikhochschule Mannheim, conducted by Harald Jers @CityKirche Konkordien, Mannheim. Futher informations may be found here...

19.03.2018
After more than three years of working on the project, Niklas Liepe finally released his "New Paganini Project" which features an arrangement of Niccolò Paganini's (1782-1840) Capriccio XIX. (op. 1) for symphony orchestra and violin.

03.11.2017
On November 5th SR2 (Saarländischer Rundfunk) will broadcast a live-recording of the Paganini-project in January, when Niklas Liepe performed the Capriccio XIX. (Paganini-arrangement) together with Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern (conducted by Gregor Bühl). You may find it here...

13.10.2017
The CD Papas sind sehr unterschiedlich by duo pianoworte made it to the shortlist of the Leopold media price (Price of the Association of Music Schools in Germany) and got a recommendation as "good music for children". The CD features the two compositions "Mein Großvater" and "Das Glück ist ein Vogerl".

09.06.2017
On June 9th SWR2 will broadcast a live-recording of the Paganini-project in January, when Niklas Liepe performed the Capriccio XIX. (Paganini-arrangement) together with Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern (conducted by Gregor Bühl). You may find the whole concert here...
24.01.2017
Niklas Liepe talked with Burkhard Egdorf about The New Paganini Project which has received its premiere on January, 7th. The project (to be released on CD in late 2017 via SONY Classical) features the arrangement of Niccoló Paganini's Capriccio no. 19 for symphony orchestra and solo violin as well as other great new arrangements by Andreas N. Tarkmann, Gérard Tamestit, Markus Zahnhausen, Tobias Rokahr, Peter Wesenauer, Benjamin Scheuer, Martin Messmer, Friedrich Heinrich Kern, Claus Kühnl,...

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Dominik Johannes Dieterle