Manfred Trojahn is among the most successful German composers of his generation and known internationally, especially for his operas * His impressive compositional output embraces nearly all genres and is performed by renowned artists around the globe * Studied flute with Karlheinz Zöller, composition with Diether de la Motte and conducting with Albert Bittner * 1991 to 2017 was Professor for Composition at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf * Member of the art academies in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Munich * Received numerous awards and grants, such as the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (1971), the Stuttgarter Förderpreis (1972), the first prize at the International Rostrum of Composers, Paris (1978), the Academia Tedesca Villa Massimo in Rome (1979/80), the Sprengel Prize for Music (1980) and the Deutsche Musikautorenpreis (2008)
Works by Manfred Trojahn include:
Ein Brief (2017–19) for baritone, string quartet and orchestra
Urworte. Orphisch (2019) for a cappella chorus
Works before 2020 are published by Bärenreiter.
Looking Ahead: world premiere of a new song cycle at Kissinger Sommer (Jul 2022); works on new percusssion concerto for WP at the Munich Philharmonic under Omer Meir Wellber with soloist Simone Rubino (Jun 2023)
„Sound as an element within a narrative context, that's what interests me."—Manfred Trojahn