Referenten

Petri Alanko
Petri Alanko

Petri Alanko ist ein BAFTA-nominierter finnischer Komponist, Musiker und Produzent. Sein Repertoire rangiert zwischen dem orchestral-elektronischen Soundtrack für den Psychothriller Alan Wake und den klassischen Kompositionen für Imaginaerum by Nightwish.

Petri Alanko

Games

Michael P. Aust
Michael P. Aust

Founder and Head of SoundTrack_Cologne Michael P. Aust heads SoundTrack_Cologne since the very beginning in 2004. Since 2014 he is Festival Director of Braunschweig International Filmfestival, too.

Michael P. Aust

Founder and Head of SoundTrack_Cologne

Lesley Barber
Lesley Barber

Lesley Barber, Mitglied der Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences-Klasse von 2016, schreibt intelligente und emotional tiefe Musik. Sie komponierte für eine Reihe preisgekrönter Filme wie Manchester by the Sea.

Lesley Barber

Film

Uli Baronowsky
Uli Baronowsky

Founder & Producer of Galaxy Instruments Galaxy Instruments is a Cologne-based company founded by Uli Baronowsky in the early 2000s.

Uli Baronowsky

Tools

Marcel Barsotti
Marcel Barsotti

Marcel Barsotti ist bekannt für die Musiken zu Filmen wie Das Wunder von Bern, Die Päpstin, Wo ist Fred? oder Deutschland. Ein Sommermärchen.

Marcel Barsotti

Reality Check Sync

Christoph Becker
Christoph Becker

Christoph Becker ist Geschäftsführer von Constantin Music, Constantin Music Verlag und Königskinder Music, wo sämtliche Musik-Aktivitäten der Constantin Film AG für Kino und TV gebündelt werden.

Christoph Becker

Reality Check Sync

Beckmann
Beckmann

Der Bassist, Filmkomponist und Musikberater hatte mit den Rainbirds zwei No.1 Alben und mit Blueprint einen europaweiten Singlehit. Er spielte mit Bela B. und Rodrigo Gonzales von den Die Ärzte bei DEPP JONES.

Beckmann

Reality Check

Jean-Michel Bernard
Jean-Michel Bernard

Jean-Michel Bernard began playing the piano at the age of two. When he was 14, he received first place at the Bordeaux Conservatory and later graduated from the Paris ‘Ecole Normale de Musique’.

Jean-Michel Bernard

Laudator für Bruce Broughton

Helge Borgarts
Helge Borgarts

Helge Borgarts ist ein freier deutscher Komponist und Produzent. Er ist Programmmanager für Games Musik bei SoundTrack_Cologne und regelmäßiger Sprecher und Dozent bei Events und in Universitäten.

Helge Borgarts

Games

Sarah Bridge
Sarah Bridge

Sarah ist unabhängige Music Supervisorin für Film & TV. Nach ihrem Studium an der University of Arts in London entwickelte sich ihre Karriere vom Musikjournalismus hin zur Music Supervision via A&R Management.

Sarah Bridge

Reality Check Sync

Bruce Broughton
Bruce Broughton

Im Rahmen einer feierlichen Preisverleihung wird der amerikanische Filmkomponist Bruce Broughton am Abend des 26. August in Köln den diesjährigen SoundTrack_Cologne Ehrenpreis überreicht bekommen.

Bruce Broughton

Film

Claudius Brüse
Claudius Brüse

Claudius Brüse: Jahrgang 60; Stipendium zum Kompositionsstudium in Seattle, USA, am Cornish Institute of Allied Arts mit 17 Jahren; später Kompositionsstudien in Deutschland an der Folkwanghochschule in Essen, mit N.A. Huber und in elektronischer Komposition bei Dirk Reith, glücklicher Abschluß 1987.

Claudius Brüse

European Talent Competition Jury

Yoon-ha Chang
Yoon-ha Chang

Yoon-ha Chang, born in 1981, is a Düsseldorf-based filmmaker of Korean origin who has been working as a producer and director since 2001. After high school, he studied Astronomy and Computer Science at the University of Bonn.

Yoon-ha Chang

SEE THE SOUND Jury

George Christopoulos
George Christopoulos

Born in Athens, Greece, in 1978, where he studied Graphic Arts and Multimedia Design (H.N.D. & B.Sc.). His collaboration with international entertainment production companies, led him to work on various international multimedia projects.

George Christopoulos

Peer Raben Music Award Jury

Gareth Coker
Gareth Coker

Gareth Coker kombiniert in seinen Games-Kompositionen einprägsame, melodische Motive mit einzigartigen, unkonventionellen Soundscapes. Seine Musik für Ori and the Blind Forest wurde mehrfach mit Preisen ausgezeichnet.

Gareth Coker

Games

Iain Cooke
Iain Cooke

Iain Cooke ist freier Music Supervisor für Film und TV.

Iain Cooke

Reality Check Sync

Kurt de Leijer
Kurt de Leijer

Belgian director Kurt de Leijer studied Audiovisual Art at Sint Lukas high school and film at Sint Lukas Art Institute in Brussels.

Kurt de Leijer

Music Formats

Yati Durant
Yati Durant

Yati Durant ist ein Konzert- und Filmmusikkomponist, Dozent, Trompeter und Dirigent, der in Edinburgh, UK, lebt. Er ist Multiinstrumentalist und Produzent.

Yati Durant

EEAMS

Jessica Düster
Jessica Düster

Jessica Düster graduated as Master of Arts in Theater, Film and Television Science plus English and German philology at Cologne, where she lived and worked ever since.

Jessica Düster

See The Sound Jury

Jan Ehlert
Jan Ehlert

Geboren in Bonn und aufgewachsen im Schwarzwald, kam Jan Ehlert 1995 nach Berlin. Seit Juli 2000 ist er bei MOOVIE GmbH in der Stoffentwicklung tätig.

Jan Ehlert

Reality Check Sync

Andre Feldhaus
Andre Feldhaus

André Feldhaus wurde in Münster geboren und arbeitet als freier Komponist für Film und Fernsehen. Seine Filmographie umfasst Musiken für etwa 100 Filme.

Andre Feldhaus

Film

Valentin Finke
Valentin Finke

Valentin Finke ist Mischtonmeister. Zuletzt arbeitete er an dem Martial Arthouse Film TIGER GIRL (Regie: Jakob Lass), der französischen Komödie UN PROFIL POUR DEUX / MONSIEUR PIERRE GEHT ONLINE und der Romanverfilmung GLEISSENDES GLÜCK.

Valentin Finke

Sounddesign

Tanja Godlewsky
Tanja Godlewsky

Tanja Godlewsky ist Designerin und Mitinhaberin des Designbüros FRAM. Neben den Schnittstellen von Design und Musik sind Genderfragen im Designkontext Schwerpunkte ihrer Arbeiten und Aktivitäten.

Tanja Godlewsky

SEE THE SOUND

Alina Gordiyenko
Alina Gordiyenko

Alina Gordiyenko (Ukrainian born) is a music video director, visual artist and curator. Studied Art in Saint Martins University of the Arts London.

Alina Gordiyenko

SEE THE SOUND

Dieter Gorny
Dieter Gorny

Dieter Gorny ist der Präsident des Bundesverbands Musikindustrie und Professor für Kultur- und Medienwissenschaft an der Fachhochschule Düsseldorf. Dieter Gorny studierte Komposition, Tonsatz und Musiktheorie.

Dieter Gorny

Music Politics

Andreas Grimm
Andreas Grimm

Andreas Grimm, Jahrgang 1962, studierte Musikwissenschaft, Ethnologie und Anglistik in Köln und London (Abschluss 1990 als M.A.). Während des Studiums entstanden erste Bühnenkompositionen für die Comedy- Gruppe Die Niegelungen.

Andreas Grimm

Reality Check

John Groves
John Groves

John Groves is a British composer, musician and producer, and a specialist for the use of sound and music in advertising and communication.

John Groves

Music Politics

Halfdan E
Halfdan E

Danish composer Halfdan E has long been one of scandinavia’s most successful film composers, recently bursting out into the international market with acclaimed danish series ‘Borgen’.

Halfdan E

TV serien

Kathrin Häger
Kathrin Häger

As head of program Kathrin Häger curates SEE THE SOUND, the film festival of SoundTrack_Cologne. Born and raised in Munich, from 1981 to 2001, she studied Comparative Literature with a main focus on Film Studies at the Universities of Bonn and Salamanca.

Kathrin Häger

SEE THE SOUND

Jennifer Harmon
Jennifer Harmon

Jennifer Harmon is Director of Creative Services for Film & TV/Visual Media at ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Jennifer Harmon

Music Politics

Frank Hasselstroem
Frank Hasselstroem

Born 1972 in Copenhagen Master degree in rhetoric and literature from The University of Copenhagen. Formerly a music critic at national Danish broadsheet newspapers Politiken and Berlingske Tidende.

Frank Hasselstroem

SEE THE SOUND

Hauschka
Hauschka

Hauschka is the alias of Düsseldorf based composer and pianist Volker Bertelmann. He is regarded as one of the most remarkable modern proponents of the prepared piano.

Hauschka

Film

Vasco Hexel
Vasco Hexel

Vasco Hexel has composed original scores for award-winning animations, short films, documentaries, TV idents, commercials, production music and feature films.

Vasco Hexel

Film

Matthias Hornschuh
Matthias Hornschuh

Matthias Hornschuh ist Gründungsmitglied von SoundTrack_Cologne und gehört zum Programmteam.

Matthias Hornschuh

Reality Check Sync

Olaf Karnik
Olaf Karnik

Olaf Karnik, geb. 1962, lebt in Köln und arbeitet als Autor, Journalist und Kritiker für Hörfunk und Presse (u.a. WDR 3, Spex, Deutschlandfunk).

Olaf Karnik

Jury for the Prize for the Best German Live Music TV Show

Jens Kindermann
Jens Kindermann

Jens Kindermann is head of department products at GEMA.

Jens Kindermann

Music Politics

Johnny Klimek
Johnny Klimek

Johnny Klimek is a fourth generation film composer, equally comfortable in the electronic studio and on the recording stage with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, as he was for Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.

Johnny Klimek

Film

Robot Koch
Robot Koch

Robot Koch is an award-winning producer and composer from Berlin, who lives in Los Angeles.

Robot Koch

Reality Check Sync

Janus Koester-Rasmussen
Janus Koester-Rasmussen

Born 1970 in Copenhagen. Studied trombone, piano and composition at the Danish Rhythmic Conservatory. Formerly a trombonist in The Royal Danish Orchestra.

Janus Koester-Rasmussen

SEE THE SOUND

Cornelia Köhler
Cornelia Köhler

Cornelia Köhler (director, writer and board member WIFTG) Cornelia Köhler works in the media industry since 2000, first as a producer of sitcoms "Das Amt" and "Bernds Hexe" for Cologne-Gemini film.

Cornelia Köhler

Host of WIFTG Panel

Hansjörg Kohli
Hansjörg Kohli

The composer and music dramaturg Hansjörg Kohli is the managing music editor of the television play department of the tv channel ZDF. It is one of the few on film music specialized departments for dramaturgic music in fictional programmes in Europe.

Hansjörg Kohli

Reality Check Sync

Robert Kraft
Robert Kraft

Robert Kraft is an award-winning songwriter, film composer, recording artist and record producer. As President of Fox Music from 1994 to 2012, Kraft was the Executive in Charge of Music for more than 300 Fox feature films.

Robert Kraft

Reality Check Sync

Anselm Kreuzer
Anselm Kreuzer

Anselm Kreuzer began playing the Cello at age 9 and soon discovered composing as his major passion. Already back then he combined the classical approach with modern sounds.

Anselm Kreuzer

Reality Check Sync

Beate Kunath
Beate Kunath

I am a filmmaker and visual artist with a focus content-wise on the documentary. Until now my work has included short fiction films, documentaries, music videos, video installation art and photo series.

Beate Kunath

SEE THE SOUND

Andrea Lässig
Andrea Lässig

Andrea Lässig, music journalist and musician, works as music consultant for the Bavarian TV since 2012.

Andrea Lässig

Reality Check Sync

Stephan Lembke
Stephan Lembke

Co-Producer at Galaxy Instruments Stephan Lembke has studied audio engineering and sound studies (M.A.) and worked in various fields of audio- and post-production, besides assisting Uli on several sampling projects.

Stephan Lembke

Tools

Walter Mair
Walter Mair

Walter Mair is an award-winning composer living in London known for his captivating original scores ranging from feature films, documentaries and television dramas to narrative-driven interactive entertainment and video games.

Walter Mair

TV series

Manuel Meichsner
Manuel Meichsner

Manuel Meichsner is a sounddesigner and sound engineer that lives in Vienna. His latest works include the martial arthouse film TIGER GIRL by Jakob Lass and the french comedy UN PROFIL POUR DEUX by Stéphane Robelin.

Manuel Meichsner

Sounddesign

Micki Meuser
Micki Meuser

Micki Meuser is a film composer and music producer from Berlin. He wrote the music for numerous movies, including international feature films with Daniel Craig (Obsession), Kirsten Dunst, Lynn Redgrave (Deeply).

Micki Meuser

Music Politics

Thomas Mikusz
Thomas Mikusz

Thomas Mikusz founded White Bear PR in 2011, together with his partner Chandler Poling. He has represented composers at major Film Festivals, such as Berlinale, Festival de Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival.

Thomas Mikusz

Sync

Matthew Millan
Matthew Millan

MATTHEW MILLAN boasts a truly unconventional background for a filmmaker. He graduated from University of California at Santa Cruz with a Physics degree, and worked as an engineer for several years.

Matthew Millan

Music Formats

Eleni Mitsiaki
Eleni Mitsiaki

Eleni Mitsiaki is a musicologist, film music journalist, radio producer and production manager (mainly for The Friends of Music Society, Megaron - Athens Concert Hall). Growing up in a classical music environment.

Eleni Mitsiaki

Reality Check

Sebastian Mönch
Sebastian Mönch

After successfully completing his studies in studio recording, film sound and interactive music Sebastian started working as a sound designer and composer for games.

Sebastian Mönch

Reality Check Tools

Fiona Nickel
Fiona Nickel

Fiona Nickel ist als Chefin vom Dienst für eine neue Musik-Unterhaltungsshow verantwortlich. Zuvor hat sie als Redakteurin und Reporterin für private als auch öffentlich-rechtliche Fernsehsender gearbeitet und war außerdem als Leiterin eines Agenturstandortes im Marketing tätig.

Fiona Nickel

Jury for the Prize for the Best German Live Music TV Show

Dagmar Niehage
Dagmar Niehage

She was speaker at the very first Soundtrack_Cologne, subsequently she helped the Congress to develop and to grow as Project Manager. Producer/Owner of the Cologne-based production company dagstarfilm.

Dagmar Niehage

Match Making

Erika Oltmanns
Erika Oltmanns

In 1989 Erika Oltmanns, Director Music Licensing Germany, Music & Licensing Consultant, started working at SONOTON Music.

Erika Oltmanns

Reality Check Sync

Carly Paradis
Carly Paradis

Carly Paradis is a film and TV composer, musician and pianist, whose credits include sole composer of RTS winning and BAFTA nominated series Line of Duty for BBC in its 4th series guest starring Thandie Newton and the ITV/PBS Masterpiece ‘Prime Suspect:1973’.

Carly Paradis

TV series

Tina Pepper
Tina Pepper

Tina Pepper discovered her enthusiasm for film music during her three‐year Bachelor course at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. During her following MA in Digital Media she particularly focused on the effect of music in different media.

Tina Pepper

Women in Film and Television

Michael Price
Michael Price

Michael Price is one of the UK’s most sought after composers. His work for film and tv has been widely recognised, winning an EMMY award in 2014, as well as a BAFTA nomination and 2 further EMMY nominations for the BBC series Sherlock, which he scores with David Arnold.

Michael Price

TV series

Jeff Rona
Jeff Rona

Jeff Rona is a contemporary film, tv and games composer and recording artist. He has scored a number of films and television projects with directors such as Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg. Lately he scored the Todd Robinson movie “Phantom”.

Jeff Rona

Masterclass Videogames

Corinna Rottschy
Corinna Rottschy

Corinna Rottschy (54) ist studierte Gymnasiallehrerin mit zweitem Staatsexamen für Musik und Biologie. Ihr Studium hat sie an der Folkwang Hochschule Essen abgeschlossen.

Corinna Rottschy

European Talent Competition Jury

Tom Rußbüldt
Tom Rußbüldt

Prior to founding SCORING BERLIN GmbH, Tom Russbueldt worked as an engineer at the Teldex Studio Scoring Stage since 2008. He is widely known for film music productions.

Tom Rußbüldt

Reality Check Tools

Richard Ruzicka
Richard Ruzicka

Richard Ruzicka (1994) started playing the piano when he was five years old. Together with his brothers he played at numerous international concerts as a trio. At the moment he is composing the music for the tv series "Tatort" for the third time.

Richard Ruzicka

Reality Check

Homay Schmitz
Homay Schmitz

Oliver and Homay are Spitfire Audio's In-House Composers - they help ensure the quality and musicality of our sample libraries meet our standard, and use them to create works and projects which we share with our community to demonstrate what's possible.

Homay Schmitz

Tools

Patrick Schmitz
Patrick Schmitz

Patrick began out tweaking on a Commodore Amiga 500 and has not stopped composing music ever since. After studying classical music and film scoring, he started out as a freelance composer for industry, image films and documentaries.

Patrick Schmitz

Reality Check Tools

Kai Schoormann
Kai Schoormann

The music journalist Kai Schoormann supervises fictional programmes in the main editorial office of the ZDF since 2006. Among these were the three-part movies Tannbach, The Same Sky and Honigfrauen, crime series as Neben der Spur and Dengler.

Kai Schoormann

TV Series

Gregor Schwellenbach
Gregor Schwellenbach

Gregor Schwellenbach arbeitete zunächst als Komponist für Fernsehen, Theater und Hörspiel. Einem breiteren Publikum wurde er bekannt durch seine diversen Zusammenarbeiten mit dem Techno-Label "Kompakt".

Gregor Schwellenbach

SEE THE SOUND

David Serong
David Serong

Geboren und aufgewachsen in Essen, Studium in Bremen, wo er 2005 begann die Cinema Musica – Europas einzige Zeitschrift für Filmmusik, herauszugeben und als Mitglied der Chefredaktion inhaltlich zu betreuen und zu formen.

David Serong

Reality Check

Golo Schultz
Golo Schultz

Golo Schultz is a succesful all-rounder and works as musician, composer and filmmaker. Composer of LOVE STEAKS, TIGER GIRL, producer of music videos (inter alia Juli, Madsen) and film producer (co-founder of FOGMA).

Golo Schultz

Sounddesign

Jon Skinner
Jon Skinner

Jon is the CEO of Music Gateway which since it’s inception in 2011 has established itself as the leading b2b platform.

Jon Skinner

Reality Check Sync

Martin Sponticcia
Martin Sponticcia

Martin Sponticcia began his career as a staff writer for David Dundas Music in London in the late eighties. He was involved in the composition and production of many international campaigns for tv and cinema for European and American agencies.

Martin Sponticcia

Reality Check Sync

Tom Stöwer
Tom Stöwer

Tom Stöwer studied composition between 1999 and 2004 at the University for Music „Hanns Eisler“ in Berlin. During this time he started regularly collaborations with the University for Film in Potsdam and the film orchestra Babelsberg.

Tom Stöwer

Reality Check

Andreas Suttner
Andreas Suttner

Andreas Suttner joined the BR in 2004 and besides being a Music Supervisor, he is also working as a musician, cellist and independent film composer.

Andreas Suttner

Reality Check Sync

Frank Strobel
Frank Strobel

Frank Strobel has been active for many years in the space where films meet music and is a leading figure in the field of film in concert.

Frank Strobel

Film

Bobby Tahouri
Bobby Tahouri

Bobby Tahouri is an award-winning composer, best known for composing the music for the video game Rise of the Tomb Raider. He has also worked on a long and varied list of other games, films, and television shows, including Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Iron Man, and Game of Thrones.

Bobby Tahouri

Games

Tidi Tiedemann
Tidi Tiedemann

Tidi von Tiedemann Produzent, Regisseur, Creative-Producer, Autor, Dozent seit 1993 als Konzepter und Gestalter tätig. Nach sechs Jahren in verschiedenen Agenturen Studium zum Diplom Designer. 2003 Gründer von Kontrastfilm.

Tidi Tiedemann

European Talent Competition Jury

Jef Van Even
Jef Van Even

Works at „Chaussee Soundvision GmbH“ soundstudio for film & TV (former „SoundVision GmbH“) in Cologne, Germany since 2008. Did an apprenticeship to become „Mediadesigner for Image & Sound“.

Jef Van Even

European Talent Jury

Oliver Patrice Weder
Oliver Patrice Weder

Oliver and Homay are Spitfire Audio's In-House Composers - they help ensure the quality and musicality of our sample libraries meet our standard, and use them to create works and projects which we share with our community to demonstrate what's possible.

Oliver Patrice Weder

Tools

Mareike Wegener
Mareike Wegener

Mareike Wegener is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and producer who studied directing at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and the New School in New York as well as philosophy at the European Graduate School in Switzerland.

Mareike Wegener

Peer Raben Music Award Jury

Nicole Wegner
Nicole Wegner

Nicole Wegner diplomierte an der Kunsthochschule für Medien in Köln mit dem Musikdokumentarfilm “Parallel Planes”.

Nicole Wegner

SEE THE SOUND Jury

Kai Welp
Kai Welp

1996–2004 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften und Referendariat. 2005-2009 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent am Institut für Informations-, Telekommunikations- und Medienrecht an der Universität Münster.

Kai Welp

Music Politics

Gary Yershon
Gary Yershon

Garyʼs composing career spans over 40 years, encompassing scores for the UK’s leading theatre companies, West End and Broadway productions, radio, television, film and dance. Gary also teaches and writes about music.

Gary Yershon

Peer Raben Music Award Jury

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