Claus peter Koscielny (1946-2017) was born in Recklinghausen, Germany. Very early in his life he received instructions in various fields of music.
He is living in Berlin since 1965, where, in 1973, he founded the International Opera and Musical Theater Magazine ORPHEUS. To this day he is its publisher and general manager. Additionally he freelances as a musical journalist for various press media, and as an author for musical science publications.
Lifelong exposure to opera and classical music, and intensely nurturing relationships with vocal artists and instrumentalists, led to a vivid passion for the human voice and a profound interest in directing opera and concerts.
Soon he received invitations to service as jury member at international opera competitions and master classes, among them, since 1990, the “Belvedere Hans Gabor-Competition” in Vienna, “Neue Stimmen” in Gütersloh, “I Cestelli – Competizione dell’ Opera” in Berlin, Hamburg and Dresden, as well as in the “Internationale Meisterklasse für Gesang und Begleitung der Musica Classica” in Passau, the “Hilde-Zadek-Gesangswettbewerb”, the “Internationale Gesangswettbewerb der Festspielstadt Passau”, the “Concursal International de Canto Hariclea Darclee” in Romania, and the competition for young composers “Neue Opera” in Prag”.
Furthermore, Claus Peter Kocielny is a career and musical consultant, to vocal artists, and to casting at international opera houses and music festivals. Recently he expanded his activities by conducting workshops for musical productions and by staging recitals.
Beyond music, Clauspeter Koscielny curates and/or moderates exhibitions for individual visual artists, and events designed to explore the complementary nature and synergistic effects of diverse artistic media and genres. A visual artist himself he has lately excelled in copy printing collages.