Georg Ringsgwandl

Born in Bad Reichenhall in 1948, Georg Ringsgwandl studied Medicine in Würzburg und in Kiel. He completed a Doctorate in California and worked as a cardiologist while also releasing albums and touring in musical cabaret from 1986 onwards. In 1993 he decided to stop practising medicine and devote himself completely to the arts. He has won many awards for his artistic work including the Salzburger Stier in 1987, The German Cabaret Prize in the category Chanson/Music/Song in 1988 and the Ernst Hoferichter Prize in 1998. He has also won the Prix Pantheon Special Prize «Reif & Bekloppt» in 2005, the Bavarian Cabaret Prize for Music in 2006 and the Bavarian Prize for Culture in 2017. In 1994 his first musical «Petrol Station of the Damned» was given its world premiere at Schauspiel Köln. Since then, he has repeatedly worked as a writer and director for theatres including the Residenztheater and the Münchner Kammerspiele.