Robin Hoffmann
Robin Hoffmann
Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt
Eschersheimer Landstr. 29-39
60322 Frankfurt Main
Email: begehr|at|robinhoffmann|dot|de



Robin Hoffmann


born 1970 in Gadderbaum (now: Bielefeld), childhood in Wiesbaden, youth in Oldenburg i.O., community service in Munich; first studied guitar at Dr. Hochs Conservatory and at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt (educational and artistic training), followed by composition studies with Nicolaus A. Huber at the Folkwanghochschule in Essen. Since then he has lived in Frankfurt Main and, in addition to his freelance work as a composer, has taught composition/music theory at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt from 2005 to 2022, with additional teaching assignments at the Musicological Institute of the Philipps-Universität Marburg (2013-2020), the Kronberg Academy (2013-2016) or at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart (Substitue in the composition class of Martin Schüttler, 2022). From 2021 till 2023 he was in charge for the composition class at the Music Institute of the Hochschule Osnabrück.


He composes for solo instruments, chamber music, ensembles, orchestras and vocal ensembles; also electroacoustic compositions and experimental improvisation; numerous cooperative projects, music internally and beyond them with dancers, choreographers, visual artists, media artists or writers; performances alone, in twos, with bands or ensembles, electric or unplugged, with or without guitar, sometimes also music-theatrically as a speaker, shouter, bait piper and hunting caller, jaw's harp player, cactus picker or art whistler among others.

His works are performed worldwide, equally by young, committed musicians and by ensembles and orchestras established in the music business, at festivals such as the Warsaw Autumn, Gogol Festival Kiev, Stockholm New Music Festival, Eclat Stuttgart, the Witten Days for New Chamber Music, Ultraschall Berlin and many others.

Robin Hoffmann has received several awards for his compositions, including a first prize at the Deutsche Studienpreis of the Körber Foundation in 2002, the Stuttgart Composition Prize in 2005, the Kranichsteiner Composition Prize in 2006, and the Hans-Werner-Henze-Prize of the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe 2019.


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