Frederik IX

“The Double Concerto“

Festival summer 2019

New Solo Cello piece released by Hermine Horiot

Concert with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra

Unga Astrid / Becoming Astrid at Berlinale Special Gala Premiere

Carl Prisen Award 2017 Score composer of the year

HARPA Nordic Film Composer Award 2012 Nomination

French reviews and interviews

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

“The Double Concerto“

a new blog on 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.

New Solo Cello piece released by Hermine Horiot

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.

Flaskepost fra P – Premiere

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,

Album release Beyond Beyond

Today the official release of the score for ‘Beyond beyond’ will take place at the SST Meet & Greet in Krakow,… Posted by Nicklas Schmidt, Composer on Sunday, May 31, 2015

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,