Biography

1990

born in Salzgitter-Bad, Lower-Saxony, Germany

1996-2007

instrumental lessons for guitar, trombone, euphonium and piano

2007-2011

writer and editor for the print magazine Cinema Musica, Bremen

2008

composition studies with composer Wolfgang Knuth

2009-2010

writer for the music journal Filmmusicjournal

2009-2011

music critic for the homepage Original Score

2010

orchestration of 18 pieces from Robert Schumann’s Album for the Youth,
performed in 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, performed by Junge Sinfonie Kaarst in Düsseldorf, June 2011.

2011-2016

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

2011-2013

content creation for Alhambra Records, Germany

2011-2014

writer and editor 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

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

2013

founder of the CD-label Caldera Records
producer of over 50 records since 2013

assistant and speechwriter for composer Howard Blake for the public festivities to celebrate his 75th birthday in Düsseldorf, Germany

2015

featured in the film 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

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

nomination for an IFMCA Award for record production of Abel Korzeniowski: Early Works as Best Compilation Album

2017

visiting lecturer lecturer for 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

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

visiting lecturer for class given on film music at Media Sound Hamburg, June

op-ed writer for MediaSoundHamburg.de

member of the jury for Young Talent Award at Media Sound Hamburg

visiting lecturer for 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

visiting lecturer for class given on film music at Media Sound Hamburg, August

member of the jury for Young Talent Award at Media Sound Hamburg

visiting lecturer for 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

honorable mention of Birds Do It, Bees Do It, a 2019 record production as Best Classical Film Music Album, Variety magazine

2021

visiting lecturer for a class entitled ‘Nobody Needs Music’, organised by IFFMA, June

visiting lecturer for masterclass ‘How a Business Frustrates Its Minors,’ Film Festival Ghent, October