so necessary for film composition,
for translating emotions
on the screen into music
that bears his distinctive,
– Oscar nominated composer Gary Yershon
Born and raised in Germany, David was classically trained on the piano before moving to the Netherlands to study composition for media at the University of Arts Utrecht. Having received a Bachelor of music with honors and a Master of Arts degree, he continued his study of film scoring at the renowned University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US.
In Los Angeles, he recorded his music with some of the finest musicians in Hollywood.
His credits include scores for award-winning short movies, documentaries, trailers and games. He has done orchestrations for AAA games like “The Elder Scrolls: Online” and worked in the music department of Hollywood movies such as the third “Smurfs” film. He also wrote music for the renowned TED talk series.
As a composer and orchestrator, David also works with music producer J2 (Beyonce, Shakira, Lady Gaga) on numerous trailer albums.
Furthermore, he regularly provides music for Chinese documentaries and feature movies.
In 2019, he collaborated with Grammy-nominated cellist Christine H. Kim on the album “Reminiscences” .
Today, David regularly travels between Los Angeles and Germany for his work.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
The music for the documentary “Light Chaser” that David worked on together with composer Nancy Li, won the award for “Best Music” at the “China Academy Awards of Documentary Film” in 2020.
David was also a finalist at the International Gil Soundtrack Award with a jury chaired by oscar winner Hildur Guðnadóttir.
In 2018, he received a ‘Hollywood Music in Media Award’ (HMMA) nomination and his fourth Global Music Award.
For his rescoring of the Oscar winning animation “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”, he was nominated at the international “Transatlantyk Film Music Competition” in 2016.