Otto Joachim is a Canadian composer of German origin. Trained as a violinist, he fled the Nazis to the Far East (1934-49), then settled in Montréal as a viola player, teacher, instrument builder and composer. His compositions, mostly dating from his Canadian period, include 12-tone, aleatoric, and electroacoustic works.
In January 2008, he receives the “Tribute Award” of the Prix Opus from the Conseil québécois de la musique (CQM).
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Düsseldorf (Germany), 1910 – Montréal (Québec), 2010