Robert H.P. Platz

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Robert H.P. Platz (born 16 August 1951) is a German classical composer.

Born in Baden-Baden, Platz studied music theory, composition (with Wolfgang Fortner), musicology (with Elmar Budde) and piano in Freiburg, Germany between 1970 and 1973. He studied later with Karlheinz Stockhausen at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Cologne (Toop 2001). In 1977 he took examinations in conducting (with Francis Travis) in Freiburg (Toop 2001), and did a series of computer courses at IRCAM in 1980. Since 1990 he has been teaching composition at the Conservatorium Maastricht, Netherlands. Platz gives workshops and masterclasses in Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, and the United States, and he has taught at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik.


  • Blumröder, Christoph von. 1980. ‘Nicht einfach, aber neu… zu Robert H.P. Platz’. Neuland Jahrbuch 1:94–95.
  • Toop, Richard. 2001. 'Platz, Robert H(ugo) P(hillip)'. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. London: Macmillan Publishers.

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