Benjamin Lang was born in 1976 and studied Composition (with Adriana Hölszky, Johannes Schöllhorn and Michael Edwards) and Music Theory and Conducting in Rostock, Salzburg, Hannover, Lugano, Bremen and Edinburgh. He taught Composition and Music Theory at the Universities of Music in Hannover, Bremen, Rostock and at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück and the University Lüneburg. In 2008 he became lecturer in Composition, Composition Teaching Methods and Music Theory. Since 2010 he has been lecturing at the University of Arts Zurich. His compositions have been premiered and performed at several festivals.