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Multiple distinctions and awards:

1981 Music Prize of the City of Graz
1983 Appreciation Prize of the Federal Minister for Science and Research, State scholarship
for composition
1984 1st Prize composition of the „Creditanstalt Vienna“ for „Quintett“
1989 Composition Prize in Berlin for „Präludium and Toccata“ and mandatory selection work
for the „International Guitar Competition Berlin“
1992 Austrian Promotion Prize for Music of the Federal Minister for Education and Arts for
„Symphonisches Fragment“
1996 Franz-Josef-Reinl-Prize for „La Tâche“, Promotion Prize for Music of the City of Vienna
1997 Theodor-Körner-Prize for „Sonata del Gesù"
2010 Finalist in the „International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition“
2011 Honorary Associate of the „National Academy of Music“ (Colorado)

Finalist in the renowned Maurice Ravel composition competition with „Big Apple“
(4th quartett), semifinalist with „Violin Concerto op.73“

2019 Finalist at the competition "Musica Prospettiva" (Siena/Italy) with "Four half-dark songs"