In connection with the French premiere of the film “Becoming Astrid” several news media featured reviews about the original score and interviews with Nicklas Schmidt, composer of the music. La Musique de Film wrote a glowing review of both film and score, citing: Becoming Astrid is a powerful and harrowing drama, which never turns into pathos. It is often throughout a gesture or a word that the emotion is brought
a new blog on maecen.com I have now set a deadline to finish writing the larger symphonic double concerto for violin, cello and orchestra by January 1st 2020. And in addition to that, I will blog about the process all the way through to the premiere and recording of the piece with Lucy Azizian Idsøe (violin), Jakob Kullberg (cello) and the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Kilden Concert Hall, Norway. As
Nicklas Schmidt is featured as festival composer at Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter in Greater Copenhagen Area August 2019. 6 chamber works of his are being performed during the festival, including the Danish premiere of a new solo cello piece “Fluctuation 13”. Rudersdal Chamber Players, The Poseidon String Quartet are among the performers. Read more about the festival at Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter and check out the concert calendar Thy Chamber Music Festival An excerpt
Sony Classical released the score for “Becoming Astrid” Nov. 30th 2018 ” – the tinkling score fine tunes the emotional engineering of the most emotive scenes…” – Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
Cellist Hermine Horiot has released the album “Boréales” on the French label 1001 Notes. The CD features works for solo cello by composers of the Nordic and Baltic countries. The newest work on the album “Fluctuation 13” is commissioned by Horiot from Nicklas Schmidt and can be heard alongside compositions by Arvo Pärt, Jean Sibelius, Ingvar Lidholm, Arne Nordheim & Peteris Vasks.
Nicklas Schmidt made the music for director Pernille Fischer Christensens new film about Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. “Becoming Astrid” was selected for the Berlin Film Festival 2018, and had world premiere in a Berlinale Special Gala on February 21st 2018. “Erik Molberg Hansen’s dynamic, natural-light, widescreen lensing is full of visual interest and matches the sweep of Nicklas Schmidt’s lush string score.” – Alissa Simon, Variety “Der Film ist schlicht
“Få behersker som Nicklas Schmidt symfoniorkestrets virkemidler, og det demonstrerer han på sit score til filmatiseringen af Jussi Adler-Olsens succeskrimi Flaskepost fra P. Musikken er pompøs og kontant, men også fin og delikat. Komponisten forstår fint at docere, og med sin uddannelse fra Sankt Petersborg er han på hat med de store russiske mestre og derfor lidt af en ener i dansk filmmusik.” – Carl Prisens jury
March 3rd is the world premiere of Hans Petter Moland’s “Flaskepost Fra P” (eng. title: A Conspiracy of faith). The 3rd feature film based on the bestselling novels by Jussi Adler Olsen. Nicklas Schmidt is composer of the large symphonic score, that will be available as soundtrack album later this year. When an eight-year old message in a bottle ends up at Department Q. Carl Mørck and his assistant, Assad,