Maierhof, Michael


Maierhof, Michael (Hamburg). German composer (*1956) of mostly chamber, vocal and multimedia works that have been performed throughout Europe, the US, Asia and South America.
He studied mathematics and music in Kassel and art history and philosophy in Hamburg and did not begin composing until 1988.

He has earned awards p.e. from the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and his works have been selected by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neue Musik three times (1998-2000). His music has been heard at the Darmstaedter Ferienkurse twice (1998, 2000). In 2006 he won a competition with his orchestral piece „MINUS 1“, in 2008 he received the „Kompositionspreis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart“, 2009 the „adlibitum“ composition prize. In 2011 he was invited artist at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles, 2012 lecturing in Darmstadt at the "Ferienkurse"

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.

He worked with ensembles and musicians like suono mobile, Champ d’action/Belgien, L’ART POUR L’ART, ensemble modern, Musikfabrik, Klangforum Wien, ensemble sur plus, Slagwerkgroep Den Haag, Schlagwerk Köln, trigger Hamburg, Michael Moser, Anton Lukoszeviece, Sarah Leonhard, Erik Drescher, ensemble Phorminx, Thürmchen Ensemble, Duo Contur, ensemble ecco Freiburg, ensemble integrales, ensemble noamnesia Chicago, ascolta, Ensemble Mosaik, Trio Nexus, Daniel Gloger, Ensemble Phönix Basel among others.

Since 2004 he is cellist in the improv-trio NORDZUCKER (Hamburg/Berlin) and in the quartet "Stark Bewölkt".

Founder of the “Association for contemporary Music, Hamburg”