Charlie Richter / Switzerland

Granted in January 2017


His studies of piano and music education at the music school in Munich led him via street theater to non-European theater and dance forms. As a result, Charlie Richter came to Bali for the very first time in 1981, where he started to learn at first the traditional mask dance form, followed by various Gamelan music styles.

From 1984 to 1991 he studied musicology, ethnomusicology, ethnology, and history at the University of Basel, which brought him back to Bali on field research trips. He has been an instructor in Balinese music at the City of Basel Music Academy since 1986, and he teaches courses for children, young adults, and adults. In addition, he has been teaching the Balinese Gamelan at Haute école de musique in Geneva since 2016, and he has been the director of the Studio of Music Cultures at the City of Basel Music Academy since 2005. He has been the leader of Gamelan groups there and in Freiburg, Germany, since 1986, and he has performed numerous concerts in Switzerland; Germany; Austria; Italy; the Netherlands; and Indonesia.

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Charlie Richter / Switzerland
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Charlie Richter has been invited by the music department of the Münchner Stadtmuseum to prepare for a large gamelan festival, which will take place in Munich in 2018.