Marianne Penz-van Stappershoef

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Marianne Penz-van Stappershoef (* 1945 in Tilburg ) is an Austrian cultural manager of Dutch origin.

Van Stappershoef studied geography in her hometown and taught the subject at the Theresialyceum and the Roermond Sint Ursulalyceum . In 1969 she moved to Vienna and took up a semi-skilled job as a medical-technical assistant at the University of Veterinary Medicine . In 1947 she married the veterinarian Emmerich Penz, in whose large animal practice she worked from 1980. She has lived in Schwaz since 1994.

She got access to new music through the works of Bogusław Schaeffer . Since the late 1980s, she has been the manager of the Muzyka Centrum , a Krakow artists' association in the West , which is engaged in the performance and distribution of new music, and the CH & K duo ( Marek Chołoniewski and Krzysztof Knittel ). In 1993 she founded the International Academy for New Composition and Audio Art , where, among others, Schaeffer teach instrumental composition and Horst Rickels and Edwin van der Heide teach performance. At the same time she founded the avantgarde tirol association, which she directs . Musicians such as the Arditti Quartet , Hugh Davies , Marek Chołoniewski, Christoph Schläger , Rolf Langebartels , Richard Boulanger , Petra Stump , Tomasz Bartosiak , Friedrich Gauwerky , Sławomir Zubrycki , Rohan de Saram , Olga Szwajgier with their quartet, Frank Stadler were guests of the Academy , Jószef Hárs and Michael Cede . In 2006 Penz-van Stappershoef was elected to the board of the European Conference of Promoters of New Music (ECPNM).