Hanna Eimermacher

Hanna Eimermacher was born 1981 in Duisburg and grew up in Gelsenkirchen-Resse, Germany. In the year 2002, her studies in composition led her to Younghi Pagh-Paan and Charlotte Seither in Bremen and consequently to Pierluigi Billone and Beat Furrer in Graz. She moved to Frankfurt am Main to graduate from the class of Furrer and to study as well with Mark Andre. This was followed by an invitation as a research scholar to the University of Buffalo, New York State by David Felder where she lived and worked from 2010-2011. There she taught in 2016 as a lecturer at the June in Buffalo Festival.

Hanna Eimermacher’s works are internationally performed in organizations and venues such as Donaueschingen Music Days, Acht Brücken Festival Köln, MaerzMusik Berliner Festspiele, Opera House Frankfurt am Main, Opera House Graz, Alte Oper Frankfurt am Main, June in Buffalo Festival NY, South-west SWR Southwest Germany Broadcasting Company Attacca, Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music, Ircam Manifest Academy, Royaumont, Radialsystem Berlin, Opera de Reims, La Scala Paris, among others and her works have been performed by Ictus Ensemble, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, Ensemblekollektiv Berlin, Ensemble Contrechamps, Nieuw Ensemble, Trio Onyx, Ensemble Apparat, Ensemble Adapter, Le Cris de Paris, Klangforum Heidelberg, Ensemble Interface, Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, MAM Manufaktur für aktuelle Musik, MDI Ensemble, Dal Niente, und Solisten, Christian Dierstein, Sergej Tchirkov und Eva Reiter.

She received residency scholarships from Villa Massimo, Rome, Villa Concordia in Bamberg, the Berlin-Rheinsberger Composition Prize and the BUSONI Composition Prize of the Berlin Academy of the Arts.

She currently lives with her family in Gelsenkirchen and Berlin.


  • 2018/19 BUSONI Composition Prize of Akademie der Künste, Berlin
  • 2017 Juli Portrait Broadcast Program HR2, Michael Rebhahn, Vertraute Fremdheit
  • 2015/16 Scholarship Freistaat Bayern, Villa Concordia, Bamberg
  • 2016 Lecturer, June in Buffalo Festival, New York State, University Buffalo
  • 2015 Workshop for composers at University Buffalo
  • 2014/15 Scholarship of German State, Villa Massimo, Rom
  • 2013 Invitation with th eowrk „Hommage an den Klimperkasten“ in the framework of conductors‘ macterclass with Peter Eötvös and Ensemble Linea, Fondation Royaumont, Paris
  • 2013 Isabelle Zhogeb Foundation promotion award, new work for brass quintet
  • 2012 Berlin Rheinsberg Composition Prize
  • 2010 – 2011 Invitation by Prof. David Felder to the University of Buffalo, New York State as an international research scholar
  • 2010 Ami de Royaumont Stipendium, Voix Nouvelles, Fondation Royaumont
  • 2009 Scholarship Summer Academy Schloss Solitude