Dorothea Hofman studied piano, choir conducting, musicology and philosophy. She lives in Munich (Germany) and teaches there as a Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts.
As an artist she was first internationally known as pianist (winner of the 1993 International Gaudeamus Competition).
Now her artistic work is dedicated to composition. Her work includes large scale orchestra pieces as well as chamber music of various instruments, choral music, songs and solo works. She collaborates with notable institutions and ensembles such as the Münchener Rundfunkorchester. Her works are played also at festivals as in Brasil, France, Iceland, Italy, Sowenia, Serbia, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Mexico, Ecuador, Japan and South-Korea.