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Jörn Arnecke studied composition and music theory at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg (under Volkhardt Preuß / Peter Michael Hamel) • awarded a scholarship by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation
• a preference for musical theatre crystallised early on
• Already at the age of 30, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival awarded him the Hindemith Prize
• 1997/98 he was one of Gérard Grisey’s last students at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur
• commissioned by the Hamburg State Opera to write the full-length musical theatre Butterfly Blues after Henning Mankell (2005) and Das Fest im Meer after John Berger/Francis Hüsers
• Works commissioned by the Munich Biennial, Expo Hannover, Tonhalle Düsseldorf and Brucknerhaus Linz
• Appointed at the IRCAM Institute in Paris for the Internet project “Studio en ligne”.
• Part-time professor of music theory at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg (2001-2009)
• Bach-Preis-Stipendium awarded by Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (2003)
• Scholarships awarded by Bundeskünstlerförderung im Deutschen Studienzentrum Venedig and by the Casa Baldi/Villa Massimo in Olevano Romano
• In 2009, Arnecke was appointed to the FRANZ LISZT University of Music in Weimar, where he has since been Professor of Music Theory and Aural Training at the Centre for Music Theory
• CD releases: Orchestral piece Frage (Question), performed by the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra, on CD by thorofon as well as music theatre Das Fest im Meer at the Hamburg State Opera on NCA.

Among Jörn Arnecke’s most successful works are:
Butterfly Blues. Musical theatre (2005)
Das Fest im Meer. Musical theatre (2001/02)
Unter Eis. Musical theatre (2007)
Kryos. Musical theatre (2010)
Frage for orchestra
Dreifacher Klang für Violoncello
Der Eisblumenwald. Musical theatre for children
Welcome to Paradise Lost. Musical theatres after a libretto by Falk Richter

Works by Jörn Arnecke are published by Boosey & Hawkes / Sikorski

Music – and particularly modern music – is a voyage of discovery. - Jörn Arnecke

Looking Ahead

World premiere of Welcome to Paradise Lost. Musical theatre after a libretto by Falk Richter for the Kunstfestes Weimar in cooperation with the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar (03. Sept. 2022)

News: Further performances of Welcome to Paradise Lost. Opera based on a libretto by Falk Richter Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar (May 19, May 20, 2023)

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