The Dutch composer Cord Meijering was born in Esens, Germany in 1955, and lives now in Darmstadt. He studied guitar under Olaf Van Gonnissen, and composition under Dietrich Boekle and Johannes G. Fritsch. From 1983 to 1986 he was a member of Hans Werner Henze's master class; he then completed his studies as a master student under Hans Juergen Wenzel at the Academy of Arts in East-Berlin where he was awarded a stipend. In 1985 he received a prize at a composing competition in Stuttgart for his orchestral composition the voice of the winter. In 1987 he received a commendation at the international composers' competition "Hambacher Preis" for the string trio "...bewegt..." ("...moved...") and in 1996 the "Bad Homburger Foerderpreis" for the composition Nights of 1990. In 1991 Meijering was awarded a scholarship by MacDowell Inc., New York for a stay at Peterborough, N.H. His compositions have been performed at Festival de Tardor Barcelona (Spain), at the Steirischer Herbst Graz (Austria), at the Festival d'Evian (Swizerland), at the Frankfurt Feste, at the Internationale Ferienkurse fuer Neue Musik Darmstadt (Germany), at the Guggenheim Museum New York, at the CrossSound Festival Juneau and Sitka (Alaska) and other places. Meijering wrote compositions for orchestra, chamber music, dance theater, film music (for Sharon Greytak's The Love Lesson, New York 1995, shown at the Museum of Modern Art, at Lincoln Center New York, Los Angeles Film Festival and other places).