DOMINIK RODAK, composer
lives in Vienna, Austria

BIOGRAPHY

Born 1981 in Vienna. Dominik teaches counterpoint & harmonics at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and works there as a composer. He also finished his law studies at the University of Vienna and currently works as a study & research assistant and doctoral candidate at the Institute for Roman law and ancient Legal history (University of Vienna).

A former member of the Vienna Boys Choir, he attended the Vienna Musikgymnasium and subsequently recieved a diploma in composition & music theory at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna where he studied with Michael Jarrell, Dietmar Schermann, Detlev Müller-Siemens, and Wolfgang Suppan. His master´s thesis was about Luigi Nono´s piano piece "...sofferte onde serene...". His compositions have been performed at Festival MUSICA Strasbourg,Ensemblia Mönchengladbach, Wiener Festwochen, and Alte Schmiede Wien, among others. His piece, "Nachzeichnung", was awarded both the Förderpreis der Landesmusikakademie NRW and the Sonderpreis of the Wiener Musikseminar 2004.

He completed internships and worked at institutions such as the Austrian Cultural Forum (New York City), Clifford Chance (Frankfurt/Main), Klangforum Wien and VIDA-Latin Art Studio (Vienna).

He participated in the 2nd International Roman law moot court competition (Kavala/Greece) as a member of the Viennese team (2nd prize).

In January 2014 he gave a lecture at Chinese University (Hong Kong) about "The variety of European polyphonic theories before appearing in China".