Biography

1990

Born in Salzgitter-Bad, Lower-Saxony, Germany

1996-2007

Instrumental lessons for guitar, trombone, euphonium and piano

2007-2011

Writer for the film music-magazine Cinema Musica, Bremen

2008

Composition studies with composer Wolfgang Knuth

2009-2010

Reviewer for the music journal Filmmusicjournal

2009-2011

Reviewer for the homepage Original Score

2010

Orchestration of 18 pieces from Robert Schumann’s Album for the Youth,
premiered May and December 2010 by Sinfonia Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Germany

2010-2013

Film critic for the homepage Film-Rezensionen

2011

Orchestration and arrangement of Bernard Herrmann’s The Bride Wore Black, premiered by Junge Sinfonie Kaarst in Düsseldorf, June 2011.

2011-2012

Editor-in-chief for the music magazine Cinema Musica, Bremen

2011-2013

Liner notes writer for Alhambra Records, Germany

2011-2014

Writing and editing for the magazines World of Metallurgy and World of Mining, Germany

2012

Writer for the film magazine Splatting Image, Berlin

Writer for the film magazine Ray, Vienna

Composer for the audio play series Sherlock Holmes – Die neuen Fälle, Berlin

Composer for the audio plays Sigurd – Tödliches Gold, Sigurd – Im Tal der Nebel

Hosting of the music master class with composer Ludovic Bource (The Artist) at the
26th International Filmfestival Braunschweig, Germany

2013

Founding of the CD-label Caldera Records
Production of several CDs since 2013

Assistant and speechwriter for composer Howard Blake for the organization of his 75th Birthday-festivities in Düsseldorf, Germany

2015

Featured in the documentary Christopher’s Music about British composer Christopher Gunning which was awarded the prize for Best Documentary at the Trial Dance Film Festival and the prize for Best Music Documentary at the Bare Bones International Independent Film & Music Festival

2016

Lecturer for master class given on film music at the HKU University of Arts, Utrecht November 2016

Nominated for an IFMCA Award for his production of Abel Korzeniowski: Early Works as Best Compilation Album

2017

Lecturer for master class given on film music at Media Sound Hamburg, July

Programme organiser for the premiere of Roy Budd’s The Phantom of the Opera, London Coliseum, October

2018

Nominated for an IFMCA Award for Caldera Records as label of the year

Lecturer for master class given on film music at Media Sound Hamburg, June

Writing monthly column on film music and sound design for Media Sound Hamburg

Member of the jury for Young Talent Award; Media Sound Hamburg

Lecturer for master class given on film music at ACCES – Music in Africa, Nairobia, Kenya. November

2019

Programme organiser for a performance of Roy Budd’s The Phantom of the Opera, Barbican London, March

Publication of first book, The Struggle Behind the Soundtrack, McFarland, USA

Lecturer for master class given on film music at Media Sound Hamburg, August

Member of the jury for Young Talent Award; Media Sound Hamburg

Lecturer for master class given on film music at ACCES – Music in Africa, Accra, Ghana. November

2020

Member of the jury for Oticons Faculty along with composers Lalo Schifrin, Johnny Klimek and Joe Kraemer

Best classical film music album of 2019 for production of Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Variety magazine