Boris Bojadzhiev

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Biography

Berlin-based Boris Bojadzhiev is regarded as one of the most versatile German film composers of his generation. After having studied cello at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich, Boris Bojadzhiev attended the Film and Television University Konrad Wolf (HFF) in Potsdam-Babelsberg and graduated in Film Music. During his studies, the multi-instrumentalist extensively devoted himself to composing, recording compositions with the renowned German Film Orchestra Babelsberg and writing numerous film scores.

Upon completion of his studies, Boris Bojadzhiev wrote the music for Kohlhaas or the Proportionality of Means - the highly praised debut feature film of German director Aron Lehmann. Further collaborations with the director include the comedy Highway to Hellas, which had its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival in October 2015, where it won the Audience Award as well as his films Die letzte Sau and The most beautiful girl in the world, which premiered at Munich International Film Festival 2018.

Furthermore Boris Bojadzhiev wrote the film score for Der Zweite Mann, a production for German TV (ZDF: Das kleine Fernsehspiel, director: Philip Nauck) as well as a new soundtrack for the Adolf Trotz directed documentary Stadt der Millionen from 1925, commissioned by the Filmmuseum Potsdam and ARTE TV. He also scored Aelrun Goette’s crime feature Tatort - Wofür es sich zu leben lohnt, which premiered on German TV (ARD) in December 2016 and composed the music for Tempel (director: Philipp Leinemann), a signature mini-series for the digital TV channel ZDFneo, dealing with the subject of gentrification in Berlin.

Boris Bojadzhiev was nominated for the Deutscher Filmmusikpreis 2014 (German Film Music Award).

Film

Das letzte Wort, 2020
Directed by Aron Lehmann
TV series

Nasser Hund, 2020
Directed by Damir Lukačević
Feature

Sarah Kor - Teufelsmoor, 2020
Directed by Marcus O. Rosenmüller
TV

Tatort - Das Leben nach dem Tod, 2019
Directed by Florian Baxmeyer
TV

Sarah Kor - Das verschwundene Mädchen, 2018/19
Directed by Christian Theede
TV

Flucht durchs Höllental, 2018
Directed by Marcus O. Rosenmüller
TV

The most beautiful girl in the world (Das schönste Mädchen der Welt), 2017/18
Directed by Aron Lehmann
Co-composer: Konstantin Scherer
Feature

Sarah Kohr - Mord im alten Land, 2017
Directed by Marcus O. Rosenmüller
TV

Tempel, 2016
Directed by Philipp Leinemann
TV series

Tatort: Wofür es sich zu leben lohnt, 2016

Directed by Aelrun Goette

TV

Die letzte Sau, 2015/16
Directed by Aron Lehmann
Feature

Highway to Hellas, 2015
Directed by Aron Lehmann
Feature

Stadt der Millionen, 2014
Directed by Adolf Trotz (1925)

New score by Boris Bojadzhiev und Bowen Liu
Feature documentary

Der zweite Mann, 2013
Directed by Philip Nauck und Christopher Lenke
Feature

#STOP, 2012
Directed by Sergio Barrejón
Short

Kohlhaas or the Proportionality of Means, 2012
Directed by Aron Lehmann
Feature

Mondwärts, 2010
Directed by Aron Lehmann
Short

Straight, 2007
Directed by Nicolas Flessa
Feature

Wen hat Mama umgebracht?, 2011
Directed by Tim Steffan
Pilot

Ich lieb Dich nicht, wenn Du mich liebst, 2009
Directed by Nicolas Flessa
Feature

Freie Wale, 2008
Directed by Josephine Frydetzki
Short

FILMSCORE

NASSER HUND (A WET DOG IS BETTER THAN A DRY JEW)

Directed by: Damir Lukacevic
Music by: Boris Bojadzhiev



Based on Ayre Sharuz Shalicar's book of the title "A Wet Dog is Better than a Dry Jew” tells the story of Soheil, a young German-Iranian who discovers his Jewish roots. At the age of 15, Soheil, moves to Berlin-Wedding. At first, he feels at ease because he has the same black hair and dark skin as everyone else in this multicultural district. In order to blend in Soheil wears his grandmother’s gold necklace. But when a young Arab spots the Star of David dangling from his chain, Soheil quickly becomes a target of hatred. From that moment on Soheil hides his identity. At night he wanders the streets, painting graffitis and ends up joining an Arabic gang. But the feeling of alienation grows and finally Soheil musters up the courage to face his true identity.

Theatrical release in Germany: November 26, 2020

FILMSCORE

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD

Directed by: Aron Lehmann
Music by: Boris Bojadzhiev & Konstantin Scherer



New pupil Roxy is turning all the boys' heads. On a class trip to Berlin, the 17-year-old befriends sensitive outsider Cyril, who quickly falls for her. Roxy is interested in pretty boy Rick, who - unlike Cyril - isn't very eloquent. And pick-up artist Benno is also in the picture. In a daring matchmaking attempt, Cyril aims to protect Roxy from the player Benno, even if it means helping Rick to score with Roxy. He writes cool song lyrics and romantic text messages, and Roxy really goes for it. At first. Who will, in the end, win the heart of the most beautiful girl in the world? A re-narration of Cyrano de Bergerac for the digital age.

World premiere: Munich International Film Festival 2018

FILMSCORE

TATORT - WOFÜR ES SICH ZU LEBEN LOHNT

Directed by: Aelrun Goette
Music by: Boris Bojadzhiev



Eva Matthes’ role as a police inspector in the popular German crime series Tatort is drawing to an end with the last episode Wofür es sich zu leben lohnt (What is worth living for), directed by Aelrun Goette, starring amongst others Fassbinder-actresses Hanna Schygulla, Irm Hermann, and Margit Carstensen.

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