Born: June 30, 1953
Country: Bucharest, Romania
Studies: Bucharest Music Lyceum, Bucharest Conservatory, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart
Hölszky was born in Bucharest, Romania. In the years 1959-1969 she studied piano with Olga Rosca-Berdan at the music school in Bucharest. In 1972, she began to study composition with Ştefan Niculescu as parallel to piano studies at the Bucharest Music Conservatory. In 1976 she moved with her family to Germany. Here she continued her studies, and in 1977-1980 she studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart with Milko Kelemen, and chamber music with Günter Louegk. During her studies she performed as a pianist of the Trio Lipatti.
In 1977 and 1978, she participated in the International Mozarteum Summer Academy, and in 1978-1984 regularly in the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music. In 1980 she received a teaching position at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, and in 1983 a grant from the Arts Foundation of Baden-Württemberg. In 1986 she took first place at the Composers' Forum of the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music. In 1987 she received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of Lower Saxony. In 1992 she took composition seminars in Tokyo and Kyoto, and at the IRCAM in Paris. Her increasing international popularity was shown by three concerts she performed in Athens, Thessaloniki and Boston in 1993.
Between 1997 and 2000, Hölszky was professor of composition at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre, and since 2000 she has been professor of composition at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg. Since 2002 she has been a member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin.
Works for Percussion
...und wieder Dunkel I - Multiple Percussion; Organ
...und wieder Dunkel II - Multiple Percussion; Piano
Jagt die Wölfe zurück! - Percussion Sextet
Karawane - Percussion Ensemble (12+)
Klaviatur der Mythen - Percussion Sextet; Orchestra (12 Percussion Version available)
Segmente II für Klavier und Schlagzeug - Multiple Percussion; Piano
Traumlied - Multiple Percussion
Wirbelwind - Percussion Quartet