Hauke Jasper Berheide is a freelance composer (*1980) who lives between Germany and the USA. Recent performances include: veschachtelt grün performed by Trio Comet at the Oper Frankfurt and Mauerschau (libretto Amy Stebbins) commissioned by the Bavarian State Opera, and for which he received the “Munich Opera Festival Prize”. Other performances include: the Düsseldorf Symphony, the Hamburg Philharmonic, the Duisburg Philharmonic, the Freiburg Philharmonic, the NDR Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, the Saarbrücken State Opera, Theater Aachen, Theater Oberhausen, Ensemble Reconsil Vienna, the Auryn Quartet, the Sonarquartett, the Dresden Chamber Choir at the Semper Opera House, the Young Euro Classic Festival, the Schoenberg House in Vienna, the Kassel Music Festival, and the Hamburg Symphony Liederreihe. Berheide has collaborated with renowned musicians such as Oksana Lyniv, Wenzel Fuchs, Alexander Schmalcz, André de Ridder, Michael Boder, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Christoph Mathias Mueller, Mark-Andreas Schlingensiepen, and many others.
Berheide was awarded the Opera Festival Prize München for his opera Mauerschau. From 2012 to 2013, he was a resident fellow at the German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome ("Rome Prize"). He has won multiple composition competitions, and is an alumnus of the Deutsche Bank Foundation's Akademie Musiktheater heute. His children’s concert "Der kleine Häwelmann" was nominated for the Young-Ears Prize in 2012, and his children's opera "Bad End" was nominated for the international "Music Theater NOW" Award in 2013. Together with psychoanalyst Dr. Dietmut Niedecken, Berheide received The Missing Link prize of the Psychoanalytic Seminar in Zurich. In 2008, he was awarded the North Rhine-Westphalia Prize.
Berheide’s music reflects his general interest in literature and theory. Opera represents his central artistic focus, though he also writes regularly for orchestra, chamber ensemble, and solo voice.
Current projects include “Einar hat ‘nen Vogel” a children’s concert for symphony orchestra, soprano, old man, and puppet, commissioned by the Theater Augsburg, commissions for a new full-length opera, a string quartet and a cello concerto.
Berheide studied from 2001 to 2009 with Manfred Trojahn, and later with José Maria Sanchez Verdú.