Hoffmann, Robin


Robin Hoffmann

born 1970 in Gadderbaum (now Bielefeld), Germany


Instrumental Composition with Prof. Nicolaus A. Huber at the Folkwang-Hochschule in Essen (Diploma 2001).

Performance degree in Guitar with Prof. Michael Teuchert at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt Main (Diploma 1999), new chamber music with Prof. Bernhard Kontarski.

Concurrently studied composition with Claus Kühnl.

Seminar for Music Education with a specialisation in Guitar with Thomas Bittermann at the Dr. Hochs Conservatory in Frankfurt Main.

Currently working as a freelance composer and guitarist and, since 2005, teaches Music Theory at the Hochschule for Music and Fine Arts in Frankfurt.

Robin Hoffmann composed several pieces for diverse instrumental and vocal ensembles and he is also known for the interpretation of his own pieces. His artistic achievements encompass interdisciplinary collaboration with visual and literary artists as well as with dancers; arrangements for several rock bands, bodypercussion and experimental improvisation besides activities as jaw's harp player, art-whistler or speaker/sound soloist (performances, e.g., together with Klangforum Wien and Ensemble Modern).

In 2001 Robin Hoffmann, together with Mark Kysela, formed the duo STROM – Ensemble der Autoren , under which name the two musicians create performances and collective compositions, mostly involving electronics.

Robin Hoffmann’s works have received international premieres and performances; all over Europe, in Japan, USA and Australia, in Festivals such as the Warsaw Autumn Festival, ECLAT Stuttgart, the New Chamber Music Days in Witten, the Darmstadt Summer Courses, KLAPSTUK Leuven, open systems, Essen, Kryptonale Berlin, UltraSchall Berlin, Klangaktionen Munich, nova música, Aveiro and the Stockholm New Music Festival.

Robin Hoffman has collaborated with well-known artists such as Tabea Zimmermann, Christian Dierstein, Nikola Lutz, Michael M. Kasper, Sebastian Berweck, Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, composers slide quartet, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and Ensemble Atmosphere.

From 1996 to 2005 Robin Hoffmann was playing in a guitar duo with Christopher Brandt. As a guitarist, he has also performed at the Giessen Theater, in Darmstadt, at the Frankfurt Opera, in the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and with ohton ensemble, Oldenburg.

Robin Hoffmann has appeared as a guest lecturer upon topics like «Music and language, bodymusic, body and motion» in the Loccum Academy, Essen University, The Academy of the Arts in Berlin, IK2004 and at the Dresden Contemporary Music Days, among others.

He is a founding member and president of the Frankfurter Gesellschaft für Neue Musik from 2003-2011.