I graduated from the Dresden University of Music “Carl Maria von Weber” with a diploma degree in Composition, Arrangement and Piano, studying under Rainer Lischka, Marko Lackner, Lars Juling, Jochen Aldinger and others.
During that time I have already been working as composer and orchestrator on several major film projects, including the British comedy SAVE ANGEL HOPE starring Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill where I had the opportunity to record a feature film score with full orchestra only at the age of 21. Since then I worked on several national and international film scores such as MORGEN IHR LUSCHEN! – DER AUSBILDER SCHMIDT FILM, TELL, LIEBLING, LASS UNS SCHEIDEN and others. Most recently, I have co-composed and orchestrated the score for the movie RECYCLING LILY.
In 2009, I was commissioned to co-compose the music for the musical DÄLLEBACH KARI, which had its premiere on July 15th 2010 on the 3000 people open air stage at the Thuner Seespiele in Switzerland, receiving lots of praise and raving reviews by the audience and critics. The show won four “Goldene ImScheinwerfer” Awards (including best Musical) as well as two Prix Walo Awards (including best Musical/Theatre Production). Due to the big success of the show, it is has been performed again in spring 2011 in Zurich’s Theater 11 and in fall 2013 in Berne/Switzerland.
I’m writing concert music on a quite regular basis for several ensembles and artists, including orchestras, bigbands and chamber ensembles. In 2010 I was commissioned to write a violin concerto for Anna Karkowska and the London Symphony Orchestra which has been recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London. I have been orchestrating music for live tours by Russell Watson and Sarah Chang. In 2012 I composed the overture for the “Bridges to Classic” open air concert event at Händelfestspiele in Halle/Saale. I arranged, orchestrated and produced big parts of the debut album REFECTIONS by classical soprano Aliki. My current projects include orchestrating compositions by Christian Sprenger based on melodies by Martin Luther for an Album and Concert production to be released in 2017 and arranging the next Grand Show THE ONE at Friedrichstadtpalast Berlin.
In 2010/2011 I wrote orchestrations for a highly successful crossover event-concert series by the popular Swiss Rock Band LOVEBUGS and the Basel Symphony Orchestra being called “A lesson in crossover” by critics and also co-orchestrated a show of soul singer Seven with the 21st Century Orchestra in the same year. I regularly work as arranger/orchestrator for pop album productions. I have contributed strings, brass or orchestral arrangements for albums by many artists, including Seven, LOVEBUGS, Caroline Chevin, Sodagreen and Henrik Belden. Most recently I wrote arrangements for a crossover show between Stefanie Heinzmann and the 21st Century Orchestra as well as choir parts for Sarah Connor at the ECHO2016 award show..
My work also includes composition and orchestration for international commercial campaigns. For Song Zu Sydney, I have written the music for the INTO THE WOODS commercial campaign by John West Australia which has been recorded with a 70 piece orchestra.
Besides that, I’m also working in the field of game music, mainly as orchestrator for major game titles such as BLACK PROPHECY, HALO LEGENDS, PIXAR’S KINECT RUSH, ANNO 1404 and ANNO 2205 which received high acclaim by the critics.
For the Europäische Filmphilharmonie, I regularly orchestrate and arrange film music including THE LORD OF THE RINGS, LOVE STORY, HALLOWEEN, DEATH ON NILE and many more which get performed internationally by major orchestras. For a live concert at the Zurich Film Festival, I have been arranging TIME from Inception for Hans Zimmer, who was playing the Piano at this concert himself.
Over the last ten years, I have been specializing in working on projects with real orchestras and ensembles, including such orchestras as THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, CITY OF PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, SINFONIEORCHESTER BASEL, 21ST CENTURY ORCHESTRA, STAATSKAPELLE HALLE, BRANDENBURGISCHES STAATSORCHESTER FRANKFURT, RADIOSINFONIEORCHESTER BERLIN and others, providing a lot of experience and knowledge in handling the work with real musicians.
Besides my work as composer, orchestrator and arranger, I am a private teacher for composition, orchestration and music theory for several students around the world and have been a tutor for the online course Cinematic Orchestration by Thinkspaceducation.
I live and work in Berlin, Germany.