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The Dutch composer Cord Meijering was born in Esens, Germany in 1955, and lives now in Darmstadt. He studied guitar under Olaf Van Gonnissen, and composition under Johannes G. Fritsch and Dietrich Boekle. From 1983 to 1986 he was a member of Hans Werner Henze's master class; he then completed his studies as a master student under Hans Juergen Wenzel at the Academy of Arts in East-Berlin where he was awarded a stipend.
In 1985 he received a prize at a composing competition in Stuttgart for his orchestral composition the voice of the winter. In 1987 he received a commen-dation at the inter-national composers' competition "Hambacher Preis" for the string trio "...bewegt..." ("...moved...") and in 1996 the "Bad Homburger Foerderpreis" for the composition Nights of 1990. In 1991 Meijering was awarded a scholarship by MacDowell Inc., New York for a stay at Peterborough, N.H.
His compositions have been performed at Festival de Tardor Barcelona (Spain), at the Steirischer Herbst Graz (Austria), at the Festival d'Evian (Swizerland), at the Frankfurt Feste, at the Internationale Ferienkurse fuer Neue Musik Darmstadt (Germany), at the Guggenheim Museum New York, at the CrossSound Festival Juneau and Sitka (Alaska) and other places.
Meijering wrote compositions for orchestra, chamber music, dance theater, film music (for Sharon Greytak's The Love Lesson, New York 1995, shown at the Museum of Modern Art, at Lincoln Center New York, Los Angeles Film Festival and other places).
2004: World Premier of Tristitia for String Orchestra in Boston Mass., Jordan Hall - Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra - conductor: Scott Yoo.
Guest lectures and colloquia at Harvard University Cambridge Mass. and Smith College Northampton Mass. USA.
Cord Meijering is director of the Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt.