2014 in review

Happy new year to you! 2014 has been a very productive and exciting year, with a large number of works premiered, including both film scores and concerts. Here are some highlights: 4 feature film releases in Danish and international cinemas with my scores (Beyond Beyond [Berlinale World Premiere],  Klassefesten 2, Familien Jul & Kolbøttefabrikken) A two day live cinema concert event with Malmö Symphony Orchestra featuring the premiere of director

Familien Jul – Original Score

“Filmen er sød og sjov og har noget af den bedste musik, jeg længe har hørt i en dansk børnefilm” – Weekendavisen

Trailer til “Kolbøttefabrikken”

Trailer for the new Danish comedy flick I made the score for: Post by KOLBØTTEFABRIKKEN. Premiere 28th May 2014 in Danish cinemas.

Soundtrack news

2014 has been a very exciting year for me so far. Three premieres of feature films with my music within 5 months, including a Berlin Film Festival premiere. Below you can read about the films: Klassefesten 2 Directed by Mikkel Serup Produced by Tomas Radoor & Rene Ezra for Nordisk Film With more than 600.000 tickets sold, this Danish comedy has been an enormous success at the box office. The

Premiere på Ishavets kæmpe på DR1 med musik af Nicklas Schmidt

Loke film og instruktør Adam Schmedes står bag den hidtil dyreste natur-dokumentarfilm produceret i Danmark. Nicklas Schmidt har komponeret musikken til filmen, som følger mere end 220 års arktisk historie med en grønlandshval som centrum for fortællingen. Flotte naturbilleder og imponerende optagelser med de gigantiske havpattedyr akkompagneres af et orkestralt score indspillet af Budapest Art Orchestra anført af dirigenten Peter Pejtsik. Soundtracket fra filmen kan købes digitalt på iTunes, og

Bruun Hyldig Duo premieres new work in Washington D.C.

The well renowned duo is performing at American University on May 18th at 8 p.m. as a part of the EU month of Culture 2013. I have composed the new work “Regine” on texts by Danish Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. It will receive its world premiere in this concert. More info:

New choir album released on iTunes

Released 01 Oct 2012 The new choir album is now available for sale in the iTunes stores worldwide. – Featuring the Copenhagen chamber choir “Hymnia” conducted by Flemming Windekilde in a contemporary collection of choir works by Nicklas Schmidt written between 2001-2012. Including the world premiere performance of “Nowhere Now Here” with texts by American author Neale Donald Walsch.           Nowhere Now Here digital booklet

HARPA Nordic Film Composer Award 2012 Nomination

DFMC (Danish Film & Media Composers) has announced Nicklas Schmidt as Denmark’s nominee for the HARPA Nordic Film Composer Award 2012 for the score for “the Great Bear”. The prize will be awarded in Reykjavik, Iceland in October in connection with the Reykjavik Film Festival. The Nordic Film Composer Award was initiated in 2008 and is now an annual happening with 5 nominees, one from each of the Nordic countries: Denmark,

Bjarke Mogensen & Prinsens Musikkorps

The young rising accordeon star Bjarke Mogensen has commissioned a new work to be premiered 1st June 2012 where Mogensen features as soloist with the Prinsens Musikkorps Brass Ensemble. The new “Concertino” for accordeon and brass is one of a few of its kind written for this rare constellation of instruments. The ensemble will be lead by conductor Jesper Juul. The premiere concert details: 1st June 19:30 Viborg Musiksal –

“Nowhere Now Here”

Choir Music Premiere in May Concerts The International award winning Hymnia Chamber Choir will perform in two concerts entirely dedicated to choral music by Nicklas Schmidt. The concerts will take place at the Enghave Church in Copenhagen May 13th and at Vor Frue Kirke in Aarhus on the 20th of May. Both concerts will be conducted by Flemming Windekilde. 4 choral works including one world premiere will feature at the