Nomination for “Days that didn’t exist”
The composer David Reichelt was born in Munich in 1986. Already in his school days he won several awards for his works and gave numerous concerts in Europe as a saxophonist with different musical groups. Among other things, he played for the German President and Chancellor in television appearances on ARD, ZDF and BR.
At the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, David Reichelt first studied musicology , music education and computer science, followed by a degree in composition for film and media at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. In addition, he himself taught the subjects of music history, ear training, music production, composition and analysis at the LMU for many years.
As a composer and music producer, David Reichelt writes music for advertising, cinema, television films and series. Although originating in classical music and jazz, Reichelt writes music of almost every stripe across genres. For example, he contributed an original composition to the World Choir for Peace’s Peaceful Choir project, alongside Max Richter, Eric Whitacre and Hans Zimmer.
Also, many songs have already been released in movies and series. With the title song “One Single Rose” from the feature film “King Laurin” he won the German Film Music Award in 2017 together with singer Caroline Adler. In 2019, the committee again awarded his soundtrack “8 Days” as the best music in the film. The soundtrack to the SKY series “8 Days” was released by Sony Classical in March 2019.
David Reichelt’s career to date
Festival International du Film d’Aubagne
“8 Days” – Best Music in Film
“King Laurin” – Best Song in Film
at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
2011 - 2015
Composition for film and media
(University of Music and Performing Arts Munich)
2011 - 2015
2007 - 2011
Musicology, Music Education, Computer Science
From jazz to classical
David Reichelt’s musical home is in classical music and jazz. The focus of his work lies primarily in the creation of new, unique sound worlds, which are created by fusing a wide variety of genres. Whether with opera vocals and electronics for the series 8 Tage, jazz for the series Hindafing or Spanish music for the feature film La Palma – the composer, who has already won the German Film Music Award twice, serves his listeners with a wide range of musical styles.
You can listen to the diverse sounds of the film scores composed by David Reichelt under Projects.