Dr. Raphael Thöne

Dr. Raphael D. Thoene obtained a degree in Composition (Musikhochschule Düsseldorf, Germany) and Music Theory (Folkwang Hochschule Essen, Germany). A scholarship recipient, he studied Film Scoring and Composition at the Berklee College of Music, Boston (USA). He graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts and the University of Vienna, Austria with a Ph.D in Musicology on Malcolm Arnold’s symphonic music.

As a composer, orchestrator and pianist, Thoene received commissions for the Orchesterakademie NRW, the International Contemporary Music Festival Ensemblia in 2005 and the Niederrheinischer Musikherbst in 2006.

He orchestrates film and theatre music, and is the author of the musical "Culture", and co-author of the chamber-opera "Der Herr Gevatter"(staged in Saarbrücken, Düsseldorf and Munich). He regularly delivers papers at international academic conferences (Cardiff, Freiburg, Graz, London, Honolulu).



  • Prof. Dr. Raphael D. Thöne

    Junior Professor of Music Theory / Arrangement / Orchestration, Spokesperson for Institute Jazz|Rock|Pop

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Institute for Jazz|Rock|Pop
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover


Last modified: 2019-02-26

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