Steingrimur Rohloff, Composer

The icelandic-german composer Steingrimur Rohloff was born in 1971 in Reykjavik/Iceland. He studied cultural-pedagogy at the University Hildesheim. Then he studied composition with Krzysztof Meyer at the "Musikhochschule Köln". Supported by DAAD, he went to the Conservatoire national superieur de Paris to study composition wit Gérard Grisey and Marco Stroppa, electronic music with Laurent Cuniot and Louis Naon and - with a special focus - orchestration with Marc-André Dalbavie. In 1999 he got selected for a course at the IRCAM. Since 2001 he studies electronic composition at "Musikhochschule Köln" where he is composing a work for piano and electronics for T. Thorsteinnsdottir, which is comissioned by the icelandic composers society.

Steingrimur Rohloff has received numerous prizes for his compositions such as "Relief" (2 fl, pf) at the "Forum-Ost-West Bergisch-Gladbach, "Wave" (org, perc) at the "International Organ Days Saarlouis", "Logn" (sopr, pf) at the Grieg Grand Prix Oslo. His orchestral works "SOL" and "GRAVITATION" where first performed in Gothenborg and Saarbrücken.

Rohloff received comissions from, among others: "Reykjavik Cultural Capital 2000" for a Choir and Saxophone Concerto by NOMUS, the swedish violin player Cecilia Zilliacus and the danish "Ensemble 2000".

His works were played in countries like Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland. Iceland, U.S.A. and Japan.

Updated: 2010-09-27