Manfred Trojahn

1949

Born on October 22 in Cremlingen near Braunschweig

1966-1970

Studied orchestral music at the Niedersächsische Musikschule in Braunschweig

1970

Graduated from the Musikschule
Continued studies at the Hamburg Musikhochschule, majoring in flute

1971

Began to study composition with Diether de la Motte
Attended seminars with György Ligeti, studied conducting with Albert Bittner

ab 1972

First publications
Conducted several contemporary music ensembles
Received a composition scholarship from the Study Foundation of the German People

1974

Awarded the Stuttgart young composers' grant and the Boswil Old Church grant

1975

Bach Scholarship, Hamburg

1976

Prize and audience award at 2nd International Composers Competition at Hitzacker Summer Festival

1977

Three-month fellowship at Villa Massimo, Rome

1978

One year of study in Paris
First prize at International Rostrum of Composers, Paris

1979/80

One-year residence at Villa Massimo, Rome

1980

Sprengel Music Prize, Hannover
Resident in Paris
Portrait concert at Opera Stabile, Hamburg

1984

"Workshop with MT" held by North-German Broadcasting System, Free Academy of the Arts and Hamburg State Opera
Resident in Berlin and Paris

1986

Conducted portrait concert for Austrian Broadcasting System, Vienna

1988

Composer's portrait at the Düsseldorf Tonhalle

1990

Portrait concert at the Cologne Musikhochschule

1991

Guest lecturer in composition at the Munich Musikhochschule

1991

Enrico, dramatic comedy, first performed at the Schwetzingen Festival; revived at the Munich Opera Festival
Appointed honorary professor of composition at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf
Permanent guest conductor of the Philharmonic Ensemble of the Hamburg State PO
Resident in Hamburg and Paris

1993

Appointed member of Free Academy of the Arts, Hamburg

1996

Trojahn Festival at Bruckner House, Linz, with chamber recitals, seminars and an orchestral concert
Portrait concerts in Göttingen, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Hamburg

1998

Was ihr wollt, opera to a libretto by Claus H. Henneberg after Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", premièred at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich
Resident in Düsseldorf and Paris

2001

Inducted into the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, Munich

2002

Mozart's La clemenza di Tito, with newly composed recitatives by Trojahn, premièred at the Netherlands Opera, Amsterdam

2003

Limonen aus Sizilien. (Limes from Sicily), Three Italian Stories to a libretto by Wolfgang Willaschek after Pirandello and de Felippo, premiered at the Cologne City Theater
New version of Requiem performed by MDR Chorus and Orchestra (Leipzig)

2004

Composer-in-residence for 2004-5 at Würzburg Mainfrankentheater

2005

Directing début in Würzburg with Limonen aus Sizilien

2006

Collected writings on music, edited by Hans-Joachim Wagner, published by Stroemfeld Verlag

2007

Appointed a member of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin

2008

Deputy Director of the Music Section of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin
Première of the opera La Grande Magia after Eduardo de Filippo at the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden

2009

Awarded the Deutscher Musikautorenpreis by GEMA, the German performing rights society, in the symphonic category
Deputy Sekretar at the Academy of Science and Arts of North Rhine-Westphalia

2011

Première of the music theatre Orest on a libretoo by the composer at Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam

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