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• studied composition and music theory at the Hamburg Conservatory (with Volkhardt Preuß / Peter Michael Hamel)
• scholarship by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation; Hindemith Prize of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival; Bach Prize by the City of Hamburg; scholarships at the Germany Stody Centre in Venice and by the Casa Baldi/Villa Massimo in Olevano Romano
• 1997/98 he was one of Gérard Grisey’s last students at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur
• a preference for musical theatre crystallised early on
• received commissions by the Hamburg State Opera to write the full-length musical theatre works Das Fest im Meer (2002) nach John Berger/Francis Hüsers sowie Butterfly Blues nach Henning Mankell (2005)
• works commissioned by the Munich Biennial, Expo Hannover, Tonhalle Düsseldorf and Brucknerhaus Linz
• appointed at the IRCAM in Paris for the Internet project “Studio en ligne”
• Part-time professor of music theory at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg (2001–2009); was appointed in 2009 to the FRANZ LISZT University of Music in Weimar, where he has since been Professor of Music Theory and Aural Training at the Centre for Music Theory
• CD releases of Frage at Thorofon and of Das Fest im Meer at NCA labels

Works by Jörn Arnecke:
Welcome to Paradise Lost (2020–21) Music theatre after a libretto by Falk Richter
Der Eisblumenwald (2018) Music theatre for children
Kryos (2010) Music theatre
Dreifacher Klang (2004) for cello

Works by Jörn Arnecke are published by Boosey & Hawkes / Sikorski.

"Music – and particularly modern music – is a voyage of discovery." - Jörn Arnecke

Please also visit Jörn Arnecke’s website at www.arnecke.de

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