Prof. Jörg Mainka

  • Born 1962 in Salzgitter-Bad, Germany
  • Junior scholar in organ with Peter Schumann at the Institute of Church Music in Heidelberg
  • From 1982 to 1989, organ studies with H.J. Haarbeck, music theory and composition first with E.-W. Velte, and from 1984 to 1989 with Mathias Spahlinger at University of Music Karlsruhe
  • From 1988 to 1995, teacher for music theory at the Institute for Musicology at Karlsruhe University and from 1989 to 1994 at University of Music Karlsruhe, subsequently until 1999, Lecturer for Music Theory and Analysis
  • Founding member and chairman of Neue Komponisten Gesellschaft Karlsruhe
  • From 1992 to 1994, work in the field of live electronics with the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
  • Premiere of “Tutti - Komposition für Orchester mit 11 Trompeten“ at Donaueschinger Musiktage 2000
  • Recording of a CD portrait in the Edition Zeitgenössische Musik Series from the German Music Council 2003, numerous publications on themes of new music, music theater and music theory
  • Prizewinner at Westdeutscher Rundfunk international composition competition Forum Junger Komponisten Cologne 1988 as well as the Advancement Prize for Music at Kunstpreis Berlin 2004, scholarship at Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart 1995/96
  • 2004, Directing Lecturer at Forum Neues Musiktheater at Stuttgart State Opera, premiere of the music theater “Voyeur” in Stuttgart
  • From 2005 to 2010, member of the curatorship at Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart
  • 1999, appointment as Professor for Analysis of Contemporary Music and Music Theory at Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin, Vice President from 2008 to 2011