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Achim Bornhoeft

Univ.-Prof. for CompositionDepartment Composition & Music TheoryInstitute for New MusicPre-College
Achim Bornhoeft teaches a class in composition at the Mozarteum University, directs the Electronic Music Studio and the festival for European composition students and young ensembles Crossroads. His artistic work focuses on instrumental music with live electronics, electronic music, computer-assisted composition and contemporary choreography.
Achim Bornhoeft studied composition with Nicolaus A. Huber and Dirk Reith at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen.  His compositions are performed at international festivals in Germany and abroad by performers such as Irvine Arditti, Reinhold Friedrich, Robin Schulkowsky, the HR Symphony Orchestra, the Basel Radio Symphony Orchestra and ensembles such as Aventure, Mosaik, Phorminx, OENM, NAMES and Taller Sonoro , including Donaueschinger Musiktage, ultraschall (Berlin), Daegu International Musical Festival (Korea), Dialoge Festival (Salzburg), Klangspuren Schwaz and Warsaw Autumn. Lecture and concert tours have taken him to the Roaring Hoofs Festival (Mongolia), Silk Sound Road Festival (Kyrgyzstan), 2 Days & 2 Nights (Ukraine), Cracking Bamboo (Vietnam and Indonesia) and Music Biennale Zagreb. Achim Bornhoeft held master classes and taught at universities in Riga, Parma, Lisbon, Salamanca, Seoul, Mexico City, Bari, Cape Town, Seville, Milan and Riva del Garda.
2003: Studio grant at Mummelsee (fine arts) 2001: Working grant / guest artist, Center for Art and Media Technology (ZKM), Karlsruhe 2000: Selection of the dance piece "Ellis Is.", Theater Festival "Theaterzwang 2000" 1999 : Selection of the dance piece "Ellis Is.", Competition "Blue Bridge", Dresden Center for Contemporary Music 1998: Annual grant from the Heinrich Strobel Foundation, Südwestfunk Baden Baden 1995: Selection of the piece "Brentano , Lullaby†for the World Music Days 1995  1994 - 1995: DAAD scholarship, Computer Center for Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University, USA 1993: Folkwang Prize for composition 1991: 1. Federal University Competition Composition, Felix Mendelssohn- Bartholdy Prize 1990: 1. Prize composition competition of the Cooperativa Neue Musik (CNM) 1987: 1. Prize Forum of Young German Composers