Titles by: BENEDIKT BRYDERN
Benedikt Brydern studied violin and piano at the Richard- Strauss Academy of Music in Munich, Germany. He undertook private composition studies with Romanian composer Stefan Zorzor. He was selected out of 1000 applicants for Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival to perform in the Festival Orchestra under the baton of Leonard Bernstein in 1988. He returned to the Festival in 1990 to be part of the TV series "Orchestra!" hosted by Sir Georg Solti and Dudley Moore. After graduation in 1992, he received a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship to continue his studies in the United States where he completed the Advanced Studies Program "Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television" at the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles. Among the instructors were Elmer Bernstein, Christopher Young, David Raksin, and Bruce Broughton. During his year at USC, he won an additional scholarship sponsored by BMI. Since then he composed the music for Jon Voight's film "The Tin Soldier", the Miramax Documentary "Rhyme & Reason" and several award- winning independent feature films. Besides being a classically trained concert violinist he co-founded the "Hot Club Quartette" which pays tribute to the great music of legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli. He owns a 1910 Stroh-viol which he uses in "Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys" vintage band and a custom-built electric violin for blues, rock, and pop engagements. He played violin in various films, games, and TV scores ("Battlestar Galactica, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Cats & Dogs 2, Command & Conquer").