Volker Bertelmann aka Hauschka

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Biography

Volker Bertelmann is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and experimental musician.

His score for Garth Davis’s Oscar-nominated film Lion, co-composed with Dustin O’Halloran, was awarded an AACTA Award and nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA in 2017. Bertelmann has provided music for a large number of films and TV shows, such as the Emmy- and BAFTA nominated mini-series Patrick Melrose (2018), Gunpowder (2017), Dublin Murders, Your Honor (2019) and most recently for the feature films Summerland, Stowaway, and Downhill (2020).

A uniquely innovative pianist, who in his solo work goes by the name Hauschka, Bertelmann has recorded with the Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, composed for soloists such as mandolinist Avi Avital and cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, as well as for ensembles and orchestras, among others alongside the experimental Icelandic band múm for the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra as their artist in residence. Since 2018, Volker Bertelmann is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Film

Stowaway, 2021
Directed by Joe Penna


Your Honor
, 2020/21
Directed by Edward Berger

Home, 2020
Directed by Franka Potente

Ammonite, 2020
Directed by Franics Lee

Downhill, 2020
Directed by Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

The Old Guard, 2020
Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood
co-composed w/ Dustin O'Halloran

Summerland, 2020
Directed by Jessica Swale

When Hitler stole Pink Rabbit (Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl), 2019
Directed by Caroline Link

Cunningham, 2019
Directed by Alla Kovgan

The Perfect Candidate, 2019
Directed by Haifaa Al Mansour

Upstream, 2019
Directed by Rob Petit

Dialogue Earth, 2019
Directed by Hank Levine

A Christmas Carol, 2019
Directed by Nick Murphy
Music co-composed w/ Dustin O'Halloran

The Dublin Murders, 2019/20
Directed by Saul Dibb a.o.

The Name of the Rose, 2019
Director: Giacomo Battiato

The Art of Racing in the Rain, 2019
Director: Simon Curtis
Music co-composed w/ Dustin O'Halloran

All My Loving, 2018/19
Director: Edward Berger

Nachts im Park 4D, 2018
Directed by Benedikt Niemann
Animation, Short

Adrift, 2018
Director: Baltasar Kormákur

Gut gegen Nordwind, 2018
Director: Vanessa Jopp

Was uns nicht umbringt, 2018
Director: Sandra Nettelbeck

The Current War, 2017
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Gunpowder
, 2017
Director: J Blakeson

Patrick Melrose
, 2017
Director: Edward Berger

Hotel Mumbai, 2017
Director:
Anthony Maras

AlphaGo, 2017
Director: Greg Kohs

Ashes in the Snow, 2017
Director:
Marius Markevicius

In Dubious Battle, 2016
Director: James Franco

Lion, 2016
Director: Garth Davis
Nominations "Best Original Score": Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Oscar

Tausend Arten, den Regen zu beschreiben, 2016
Director: Isabel Prahl

Exodus - Where I Come From is Disappearing, 2016
Director: Hank Levine

DEUTSCHLAND. DEIN SELBSTPORTRÄT, 2015
Director: Sönke Wortmann

The Boy, 2015
Director:
Craig Macneill

Praia do Futuro, 2014
Director: Karim Aïnouz

Farewell, Herr Schwarz, 2014
Director: Yael Reuveny

Horses, 2013
Director: Stephanie Martin

Bliss, 2012
Director: Doris Dörrie

In Between a Kiss, 2009
Director: Reza Rameri

Morgenrot, 2009
Director: Jeff Desom

Höhere Gewalt, 2008
Director: Lars Henning Jung

Bloksky, 2008
Director: Jeff Desom,
Actor & Music: Hauschka

Wortbrot, 2007
Director: Estelle Klawitter
Film Score: Hauschka & Torsten Mauss

FILMSCORE

THE OLD GUARD

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Music: Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O'Halloran

Four undying warriors who've secretly protected humanity for centuries become targeted for their mysterious powers just as they discover a new immortal.

Premiere: July 10, 2020, Netflix

FILMSCORE

SUMMERLAND

Director: Jessica Swale
Music: Volker Bertelmann

Alice is a reclusive writer, resigned to a solitary life on the seaside cliffs of Southern England while World War II rages across the channel. When she opens her front door one day to find she is to adopt a young London evacuee named Frank, she's resistant. It's not long, however, before the two realize they have more in common in their pasts than Alice had assumed.

Release dates: July 24, 2020 (UK), July 31, 2020 (US)