Maierhof Michael

He studied mathematics and music in Kassel and art history and philosophy in Hamburg and did not begin composing until 1988.
In 2006 he received the competition for orchestral composition „Musik der Jarhunderte“, in 2008 he received the „Kompositionspreis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart“, 2009 the „adlibitum“ composition prize. 2011 fellowship at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles He was an invited lecturer at Trinity College in Dublin, at the Stuttgarter Musikhochschule, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, Mozarteum Salzburg and the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijng/China and at the Musikhochschule Freiburg/Germany.
Since 2004 he is cellist in the improv-trio NORDZUCKER (Hamburg/Berlin). Founder of the “Association for contemporary Music, Hamburg” (

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