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From October 20th to 21st, 2018, the »FIMU - Film Music Symposium Vienna« will again take place at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna as a side event of »Hollywood in Vienna«.

On the occasion of the awarding of the 10th Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award to the exceptional artist Hans Zimmer by the city of Vienna, this year's focus of the symposium is dedicated to Hans Zimmer and his influence on the film music of our time and his cooperation with the city of Vienna.

Hans Zimmer himself will give a talk within the evening's masterclass.

Hans Zimmer
Film composer and music producer, 
Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner 

Lisa Gerrard
Film composer, singer and musician, Golden Globe Award winner for „Gladiator“ 
as well as other national and international guests.


Thriller such as THE DA VINCI CODE, science fiction (INCEPTION), sword and sandal movies and pirate films from GLADIATOR to PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, historic epics about KING ARTHUR, animation à la KUNG FU PANDA, romantic comedy (THE HOLIDAY) or war film (PEARL HARBOR) ... you just list the different film genres that are represented by their music in 2018 - there would be no gap. Equally versatile is the art of their composer, one of Hollywood's greatest names: Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy winner Hans Zimmer.He is described by some as a "rock star of film music", for others he has been considered one of Hollywood's most innovative symphonists for more than 20 years.

Now, for the first time in Vienna, Hans Zimmer and close companions will give an insight into his world and teach young musicians and filmmakers.From Golden Globe award winner Lisa Gerrard, who together with Hans Zimmer wrote the soundtrack to The Gladiator and Pedro Eustache, whose flute melodies can be heard on numerous Zimmer soundtracks, young composers of the Hans Zimmer company Bleeding Fingers, to manager Steve Kofsky who manages Zimmer’s companies and Hans Zimmer himself.

The Hans Zimmer Vienna Connection
What is still unknown to many, Vienna has a very special place in Hans Zimmer’s world. This will be illustrated in a variety of ways during the symposium. Who knew that many violin and cello tunes that can be heard on familiar Hans Zimmer soundtracks were recorded in Viennese home studios by musicians like Tristan Schulze and Aleksey Igudesman? The soundtrack to Sherlock Homes was created at the MG Sound Studios in Vienna, and for three years now Hans Zimmer has been a major client of film music, video game and promotional music recordings at the Synchron Stage Vienna - Inferno, The Crown, Blue Planet II, Genius, and other projects were recorded with Viennese musicians conducted by Viennese conductor Johannes Vogel.

Furthermore, several young musicians, who received their training at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, now work for Hans Zimmer’s companies, such as the music production company Bleeding Fingers or perform at his concerts.

For the official symphonic Hans Zimmer tour, "The World of Hans Zimmer", numerous musicians were engaged, who received their education at the University of Music and Performing Arts.

All these impressive collaborations between Vienna and Hollywood will be presented during the symposium and will again demonstrate how much Vienna has become a center of film music.

Guest speakers are:
Hans Zimmer

Lisa Gerrard | Golden Globe winner
Composer and singer of the Oscar-nominated title song for "Gladiator"    

Aleksey Igudesman | Violin
e.a. intensive musical collaboration with Hans Zimmer

Tristan Schulze | Cello
e.a. intensive musical collaboration with Hans Zimmer

Johannes Vogel | Conductor & composer
Musician & conductor Synchron Stage Orchestra Vienna

Bernd Mazagg | Audio Engineer
Technical Director Synchron Stage Vienna & Vienna Symphonic Library

Anze Rozman | Composer
Bleeding Fingers    

and many other musicians from Vienna and Los Angeles who work closely with Hans Zimmer.

Sunday, 21st of October, 2018
09:00 am – ca. 21:00 pm

Symposium (WITHOUT Hans Zimmer panel)
Students: € 20,- plus processing charges
Regular: € 25,- plus processing charges
>> register

Symposium WITH Panel with Hans Zimmer (not interactive)
Students: € 100,- plus processing charges
Regular: € 150,- plus processing charges
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University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
Joseph Haydn-Saal
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna

For further inquiries please contact: office@fimuvienna.com