Juliana Hodkinson

Juliana Hodkinson (born Exeter, 17 March 1971) is a British composer, based in Berlin and associated with contemporary classical music in Denmark. She is known for works that combine acoustic instruments, electronics, field recordings and installation and visual elements.[1]

In 2015, she was recipient of the Honorary Award by the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation,[2][3][4] and also won the Stuttgart Composition Prize in 2017.[5]

Education and move to Denmark and GermanyEdit

After growing up in Devon,[6] Hodkinson studied musicology and philosophy at King's College, Cambridge and Japanese Studies at the University of Sheffield. She moved to Denmark and studied composition with Per Nørgård and Hans Abrahamsen in 1993, before completing a PhD at the University of Copenhagen on the subject of silence in music and sound art in 2007.[7] She subsequently taught composition at the University of Copenhagen, Royal Danish Academy of Music, the Technical University of Berlin, the Academy of Music and Drama at the University of Gothenburg and at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus. Hodkinson has lived in Berlin since 2009.


Hodkinson’s music has been commissioned from ensembles and festivals including the Borealis Festival,[8] the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,[9][10] SWR Symphonieorchester,[11] the SPOR Festival in Aarhus,[12] the Darmstadt Summer Course[13] and the London Sinfonietta.[6]

Her major works include Angel View (2014), a semi-staged theatre piece for the ensemble Scenatet, a chamber opera, Turbulence (2013),[14][15] a collaborative work with composer Niels Rønsholdt, Fish & Fowl (2011),[16] and Lightness (2015), for percussion trio and amplified matches.[17][18]

She has formerly chaired the Danish Arts Foundation and its music panels and has been a board member at the Danish Composers' Union.

Hodkinson's music is published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen.[19]


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  2. ^ "News - Juliana Hodkinson and John Frandsen receives prestigious Danish prize - Music Sales Classical". www.musicsalesclassical.com. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  3. ^ "Musicians and composers". The Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  4. ^ "Tjørnhøj and Alsted receive the Carl Nielsen Prize 2017 | Edition·S". Edition·S music¬sound¬art. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  5. ^ "News - Hodkinson: 62nd Stuttgart Composition Prize at Eclat Festival - Music Sales Classical". www.musicsalesclassical.com. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  6. ^ a b "Five questions with composer Juliana Hodkinson". Southbank Centre. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  7. ^ "Juliana Hodkinson - Snapshot - Music Sales Classical". www.musicsalesclassical.com. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  8. ^ Cook, Amanda (2019-03-21). "Borealis 2019 Encourages Two-Way Dialogues and Evokes Visceral Reactions". I CARE IF YOU LISTEN. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  9. ^ "BBC Radio 3 - New Music Show, Tectonics Glasgow 2019". BBC. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  10. ^ "Tectonics Glasgow: experimental music festival takes place this weekend". Rhinegold. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  11. ^ Germany, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Stuttgart. "Festival Eclat: der Abschluss: Tränen und ein leises Vielleicht". stuttgarter-nachrichten.de (in German). Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  12. ^ The Wire (354): 80. August 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "Juliana Hodkinson". Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  14. ^ "Turbulence". Beat Magazine. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  15. ^ Woodhead, Reviewed By Cameron (2013-10-06). "Theatre review: Turbulence". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  16. ^ Sofer, Danielle (2014). "EROTICISM AND TIME IN COMPUTER MUSIC: JULIANA HODKINSON AND NIELS RØNSHOLDT'S FISH & FOWL". International Computer Music Conference Proceedings. 2014. ISSN 2223-3881.
  17. ^ "Speak Percussion - Fluorophone". ABC Classic. 2018-02-15. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  18. ^ "ManiFeste entend séduire autant l'œil que l'oreille" (in French). 2017-06-15. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  19. ^ "Juliana Hodkinson - Short Biography - Music Sales Classical". musicsalesclassical.com. Retrieved 2019-05-04.

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