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Eleonore BUENING


Dr. Eleonore Büning, born in Frankfurt am Main in 1952, studied musicology, literature and performing arts in Berlin. After writing freelance as author and moderator for various papers and radio stations, she was from 1993 to 1997 in Hamburg responsible music editor for Die Zeit and has worked since 1997 in the same function for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) in Frankfurt am Main and Berlin. Dr. Büning’s published books include Wie Beethoven auf den Sockel kam (1989), Streifzüge durch die Klassik mit Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (2005). Various lectures about musicology & music criticism were given at universities in Hamburg, Heidelberg, Dortmund, etc. Dr. Büning has won various prizes, including Joseph-Roth-Preis (Klagenfurt) and Heidelberger Musikpreis.

Besides this, Eleonore Büning joined as member of the jury in diverse musical competitions, such as Bechstein-Preis (Essen), Klavierolymp (Bad Kissingen), Beethovenpreis (Bonn) and Deutscher Pianistenpreis (Frankfurt). Since 1998 she has worked continuously for Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Prize) in various jury categories, piano music, concert and chamber music. Since 2010 she has been chairman of the board for this prize. Since 2015 she has been member of the adviser board of Deutscher Musikwettbewerb.