Gordon Williamson (Guest Professorship for composition)


The Canadian composer Gordon Williamson was born in Ottawa in 1974 and has lived in Hanover since 2010. His music has been premiered by ensembles such as the RSO Stuttgart, Swedish Radio Choir, International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA), Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, C4 Ensemble, Asian Art Ensemble, handwerk, Ensemble Schallfeld and the Kairos Quartet under the direction of conductors such as Rupert Huber, Jonathan Stockhammer, Véronique Lacroix, Jean Deroyer and Risto Joost.
Williamson is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes for his artistic work, most recently a scholarship from the German Study Center in Venice for 2023. Other residency scholarships include Casa Baldi, Bogliasco Foundation, Styria A.I.R., Schloss Wiepersdorf, Künstlerhof Schreyahn, Paris Récollets, Académie Villecroze, Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, and working scholarship from the Canada Council for the Arts and the State of Lower Saxony. He has received composition awards from SWR, CBC/Radio-Canada, SOCAN, ASCAP, C4 Ensemble, and The Esoterics. His music has been published by Edition Gravis since 2012.
Gordon Williamson studied composition at the Hanover University of Music and Drama, the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Indiana University Bloomington, and Dalhousie University. His teachers were Johannes Schöllhorn, Sven-David Sandström, Bent Sørensen, Hans Abrahamsen, and David Dzubay.  Since 2010 he has taught composition at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media and has been Vice Chairman of the Hanover Society for New Music since 2014.


Gordon Williamson (Guest Professorship for composition)


  • Gordon Williamson

    Administration of a professorship for composition, Director Incontri – Institute for New Music

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Institute for New Music
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover

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Last modified: 2022-12-06

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