Moritz has studied piano and composition in Munich, Frankfurt, and London. In 1992, he received a master class diploma and enrolled in postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School for Music and Drama in London. As a pianist he regularly collaborates with other artists, performs as soloist with orchestra, is a chamber music partner in various formations, and a Lied accompanist. Moritz has covered many genres in his oeuvre which includes several large operas and works for dance and music theatre that often contain unusual performance elements. He has written music for the World Cup 2006, the Viennese Opera Ball and is the only composer in Germany who had his works mentioned on both the normal news and sports news. His pieces often include unusual elements, like the use of helicopters in De Avaritia. Moritz has received many composition and performance awards and has been awarded memberships for the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts and the Mainz Academy of Sciences, Literature and music. He teaches composition as a professor at the Munich University for Music and Theatre.
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