BIOGRAPHY

Born to a musical family in Berlin.

 

At 13 years old he sang as a soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic under the direction of Seiji Ozawa.

Studied violin and composition in Vienna where he specialised in symphonic composing and arranging for cinema.

In 2005 he served as musical director at the Sydney Opera House, conducting the piece Boulevard Delirium.

Founder and Singer of the ‘Salonorchester Alhambra’.

In 2006, after having won the ‘Frederic Mompou International Award’ for the ‘Young Composer Competition’ (Barcelona) he began working as Professor of Composition at the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona.

Under his direction the film Blancanieves debuted with a live orchestra in the Gran Teatro del Liceu (Barcelona), having also conducted various symphonic orchestras such as the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, The Basque National Orchestra, The Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Orchestra of Extremadura, The Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra

Education:

Studies in Composition and Violin at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Degree: Master of Art

Languages: German, English, Spanish and Catalan

 

Teaching Experience:

 

2006-2013 Professor of Composition at the Liceu Conservatory (Barcelona)

2014 - 2015 Professor of Film Scoring at ESART (Barcelona)

 

Awards:

 

  • Participation as composer in the soundtrack of "Blancanieves," nominated for the Oscars and winner of Goya and Gaudí awards in 2013 for Best Soundtrack.

  • Nominated for the "Helpmann Award 2006" (Sydney, Australia) for Best Musical Direction.

  • Winner of the "Frederic Mompou International Award"  2005 (Barcelona)

  • Winner of the "Green Room Award 2005" (Melbourne, Australia for Best Musical Direction

 

Soundtracks For Film:

 

2019 Urubú (music by Arturo Díez Boscovich) with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Málaga: orchestration

2017 Òpera Samfaina (music by Marc Parrot) with the he Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu: orchestration & musical direction

2016 Zipi y Zape y la Isla del Capitán (music by Fernando Velázquez): soloist on musical saw

2015 Evolution by Lucile Hadzihalilovic: violin soloist

2014 Don't Grow Up by Thierry Poiraud: orchestration

2012 Blancanieves by Pablo Berger (presented at the festivals of San Sebastian, Toronto, and Panama amongst others): compositions and orchestrations

2008 Trans-Siberian by Brad Anderson (presented at the Sitges Film Festival): orchestrations

2007 Import / Export  by Ulrich Seidl (presented at the Cannes Film Festival): Composition

2006 Nosferatu (at the Malthouse Theatre Melbourne, Australia): composition

 

Sountracks For Theatre:

 

2016 Homes (music by Marc Parrot) at the Teatre Condal (Barcelona): arrangements

2014 Titanium by Rojas y Rodriguez (Peacock Theatre London): arrangements

2012 El Amor Brujo by Rojas y Rodriguez with Antonio Canales: arrangements

2009 Solo Ante el Peligro (Teatre Lliure Barcelona)

2008 Aloma (National Theatre of Catalonia, Barcelona) from theatre company Dagoll Dagom: musical direction

2007 Une soireé Chez Vilallonga (Teatre Lliure, Barcelona):   arrangements and musical direction

2005 Boulevard Delirium at the Sydney Opera House (artistic direction: Barrie Kosky): arrangements and musical direction

2003 Borcherts Wohnzimmershow (Raimund Theater, Vienna): arrangements and musical direction

2002 Shakespeares gesammelte Werke with Serge Falck, Andreas Vitásek, V.Gernot: musical direction

2001 Judy with Ruth Brauer and Thomas Borchert  (Metropol, Vienna): compositions, arrangements, and musical direction

2000 Chez Moi (Kosmos-Theater, Vienna): compositions, arrangements, and musical direction

1998 Die Drei von der Tankstelle (Metropol, Vienna): compositions, arrangements, and musical direction

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