Born 1961 in Darmstadt; 1982-86 guitar studies with Olaf Van Gonnissen (Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt); 1983-85 private composition studies with Cord Meijering and Dietrich Boekle; 1985-89 composition studies with Toni Völker (Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt); 1993-95 composition studies with Manfred Trojahn (Robert-Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf); 1995-99 studies of electronic composition with Hans Ulrich Humpert (Hochschule für Musik Köln); 2000 portrait CD (Melisma Wiesbaden), 2008 CD "Chamber Music with Guitar" (Dreyer.Gaido Münster); among his awards 1993 at "Contest for orchestra works to Commemorate the semicentennial of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government" for Îsôt als blansche mains, 1998 (scholarship to stay at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris) and 2012 (scholarship to stay at the Deutsches Studienzentrum in Venice); as of 2016 about 100 compositions for very different instrumental and vocal combinations, among others the operas The Wives of the Dead (Theater Erfurt 2013) and Unverhofftes Wiedersehen (Mainfranken Theater Würzburg 2017, Landestheater Linz 2018); further information: www.alois-broeder.de