Urs Heri, Composer for Brass Music
Urs Heri was born in 1959 and lives in Deitingen, Switzerland. He received his musical training at the conservatories of Bern and Lucerne, where he graduated with degrees in clarinet and conducting. He took part in various master classes, completed international conducting seminars with H. Robert Reynolds, Henk van Lijnschooten, Alfred Reed and Jan Cober, as well as a composition seminar with Alfred Reed.
Urs Heri is a teacher for clarinet and saxophone, conductor of MG Harmonie Rain / LU and co-conductor of the Stadtmusik Bern. He is a board member of the Swiss Association of Brass Music Conductors and also a board member of WASBE Switzerland. Urs Heri is often active as an expert at music competitions and as a speaker at brass music conferences.
Many of his compositions were commissioned, often as test pieces for competitions. Some works have won composition competitions. His catalogue raisonné includes over 80 compositions and arrangements for the most varied of ensembles: chamber music, wind orchestra, brass band, choir and wind orchestra.
In 1999 he was awarded the "Recognition Prize for Music of the Canton of Solothurn" by the government council.
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