YORK HÖLLER - HOME
Born in Leverkusen in 1944, Höller studied composition in Cologne with B. A. Zimmermann and Herbert Eimert, and piano with Alfons Kontarsky, as well as music education and musicology. He received important impulses from Karlheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Boulez, having frequently worked at Boulez’s IRCAM institute in Paris. His oeuvre encompasses an opera (The Master and Margarita, premiered in 1989 in Paris), orchestral works, chamber and piano music, as well as electronic and live-electronic compositions. From 1990 to 1999 he was artistic director of the Studio for Electronic Music of the West German Radio (WDR), and is currently Professor of Composition at the Cologne College of Music.