About The Speaker
Christine Aufderhaar completed classical piano studies (piano class Nora Doallo, composition class Paul Glass) at the Hochschule für Musik in Lugano. She then studied classical composition and composition for film music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, completing the double degree with honors in two years instead of the usual five. She then lived in Los Angeles, where she worked with composers Alf Clausen ("The Simpsons"), Jay Chattaway ("Star Trek") and Steve Bramson ("J.A.G.") within a 'Mentorship Program of the Society of Composers and Lyricists'. She has received several awards, cultural prizes and scholarships in the USA, Germany and Switzerland. In 2006, she was invited by ASCAP to the prestigious film scoring workshop in Los Angeles, allowing her to look over the shoulders of composers such as Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Jeff Rona and others at work. In 2007, the members of the "Federation of Film & Audiovisual Composers of Europe" selected Christine Aufderhaar as "European Composer 2008 for Switzerland". In 2013 she was nominated for the German Music Authors Award. Christine Aufderhaar has written award-winning film scores for a variety of films, and her concert music is performed internationally. Since 2002 Christine Aufderhaar has been living in Berlin. From 2004 - 2007 she taught composition for film music at the Academy of Film and Television in Babelsberg. Since 2007 she has been working exclusively as a composer, writing successful music for film, concert and stage. Christine Aufderhaar is a regular juror at national and international film music competitions. She was a board member of the German Film Academy, is a board member of the German Film Composers Union (DEFKOM), a member of the German Film Academy, the Academy of German Music Authors, 'AWFC' (Alliance of Women Film Composers), EWA, SMECA, SCL, WIFT, and other associations.