Jörg Birkenkötter - Jörg Birkenkötter

Jörg Birkenkötter (born May 19, 1963 in Dortmund ) is a German composer .


Birkenkötter studied composition (with Nicolaus A. Huber ) and piano at the Folkwang University in Essen and in postgraduate studies composition with Helmut Lachenmann at the Stuttgart University of Music .

After various teaching assignments, he held a substitute professorship for composition at the Frankfurt / Main University of Music in 2002 , a visiting professorship at Hansei University in 2005/06 and the head of a composition master class at Yonsei University in Seoul , Korea . Since 2011 he has been Professor of Composition at the University of the Arts in Bremen .

He has been married to the pianist Hwa-Kyung Yim since 1986 .


Jörg Birkenkötter mainly writes orchestral and chamber music, vocal works only take up a small space. His works can be understood as "an always new offer for reflection". [1] Consciously standing in the tradition of European art music, he combines this tradition with the expanded sound spectrum of current music. Characteristic for his work is “that integrative trait that creates new connections”. [2]



Individual evidence

  1. Helmut Rohm, 2000 according to archive link ( Memento of the original from October 19, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved October 31, 2011@1@2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.breitkopf.com
  2. Carolin Naujocks in: Composers of the Present Munich 1992-, article Jörg Birkenkötter 12/03
  3. Villa Massimo | Scholarships. Retrieved August 22, 2019 .