Danish Film Composer

Gæst i Troldspejlet

November 18, 2021 Featured, News

26. Marts 2021 var Nicklas Schmidt gæst hos Jakob Stegelmann i det legendariske TV-program Troldspejlet. Emnet var “musikmagi” og oplægget lød: Er det langt hen ad vejen musikken, der skaber magien i film? Det kunne noget tyde på, når vi denne gang ser på berømte filmtemaer, der er mindst lige så berømte som selve filmen. Dagens gæst i studiet er Nicklas Schmidt, der er en af de flittigste danske filmkomponister, https://www.dr.dk/drtv/episode/troldspejlet-and-co_-musikmagi-og-nicklas-schmidt_236231

Frederik IX

December 29, 2019 Featured, News
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French reviews and interviews

August 8, 2019 News

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 on. Therefore, the score is a major tool for givingRead More

“The Double Concerto“

August 8, 2019 Featured, News

a new blog on maecen.com I am writing a larger symphonic double concerto for violin, cello and orchestra. 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 an experiment, I will document every step on the road. From early thoughts, ideas, sketches, to the full orchestrated finalRead More

Festival summer 2019

June 16, 2019 Concert, Featured, News

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 from “Trio for Fiberline” – STRINGS OF GLASS – willRead More

New Albums Available

January 15, 2019 Uncategorized

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

New Solo Cello piece released by Hermine Horiot

January 14, 2019 News, Uncategorized

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.

Concert with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra

June 26, 2018 Featured, News

 

Unga Astrid / Becoming Astrid at Berlinale Special Gala Premiere

February 6, 2018 Featured, Film, Gallery, News

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 und klassisch erzählt – mit wunderschönem Score und prachtvollen Landschaften.”Read More

Carl Prisen Award 2017 Score composer of the year

April 25, 2017 Featured, News

“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