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Name: Michael Hoffman
Skills: Composer, Conductor, Manager
Phone: +46 40 57 99 69
Fax: +46 40 57 99 68
Address: Blekingsborgsgatan 3 , Malmö 214 63, Sweden
Links: Website     E-mail
Michael Hoffman’s first film score for the film “Picnic at the Cemetery” – written and directed by Elizabeta Zemljic - was completed in November 2000 and in September 2001 won the award for “Best foreign short film” at the NY Film and Video Festival. (Listen to excerpts at This latest achievement is just one more feather in this very talented young conductor’s cap. Mr. Hoffman has been conducting in Russia (St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Glinka Theater Orchestra), The United States, The Republic of Macedonia, Denmark and Sweden. He made his professional debut with The National Radio and Television Orchestra of Macedonia where, after a single concert, he was immediately invited to conduct the remainder of the season including many live and taped broadcasts throughout Eastern Europe and North Africa. Mr. Hoffman also conducted and arranged for the Radio and Television Big Band during his eight-month stay. Most recently, Mr. Hoffman has been conducting in Scandinavia as the Music Director of the Sinfonietta at the Malmö Conservatory of Music and the Music Director of The Malmö City Orchestra (Malmö Orkesterförening). Mr. Hoffman has conducted Ensemble Ars Nova on both Sweden's and Denmark’s National Radios and has conducted on their recording, “Stefan Östersjö” - a Swedish Grammy winner for best classical CD, which was released in December 1997.

In 1997, Mr. Hoffman founded Absolut Kammarmusik, a chamber orchestra based in Malmö, Sweden, of which he is the Artistic Director and conductor. In 1998 he conducted Absolut Kammarmusik on Stefan Cooper’s debut album “Meditation”, which he also produced.

One of Mr. Hoffman’s most attractive assets is his familiarity with a wide variety of musical genres. His twenty years of experience as a trumpet player exposed him not only to the classical repertoire but to jazz, Latin and pop/rock styles.

Born in New York in 1962 of Dutch and Moldavian parents, Mr. Hoffman received a Bachelors Degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Southern California and Masters Degree in Conducting from Arizona State University. He has also studied trumpet and conducting at the University of Michigan, Studio Production at the Malmö Conservatory, Sweden and composition at S.U.N.Y. Purchase, NY. His teachers have included: (Conducting) Hans Beer, Henry Charles Smith and Dr. Richard Strange. (Trumpet) Boyde Hood, William Krinsky, Bo Nilsson, Edward Tarr, and William Vacchiano.



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