“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 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

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.

Work List

List of Works by Nicklas Schmidt – listed by genre   ORCHESTRA Out of the Blue Air – three orchestral miniatures 2.2.2.2./2.1.0.0./timp./str.   1997    6′ Rhapsody for String Orchestra & Percussion timp./3 perc./str.   2001   10′ Symphony no. 1 3.3.3.3.(1cbn)/4.3.3.1./3 perc./harp/str.   2003   15′ Solitude Variations 2.2.2.0./solo tp./timp./pno./str.   2004   15′ Übergang – Untergang – Concerto for Piano & Orchestra 2.2.2.2./4.2.3.1./3 perc./harp/solo pno./str.   2006   9′ Branden på Koldinghus Male Choir (TTBB)/Str.   2008   13′ Cubulus

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

Danish Film Academy Award Nomination

The orchestral score for Esben Toft Jacobsens “Den kæmpestore bjørn (The Great Bear)” has been nominated for the 2012 Robert Award in the category “Best Musical Score” The Robert is considered to be the highest honor in Danish filmmaking. The event has been inaugurated in 1984 and is the Danish Film Academy’s equivalent of the American Oscars. “The Great Bear” also received a nomination for “Best Feature” in the category

Paint Splash for Nintendo Wii

I developed the music and sound effects for this new official Nintendo Wii-ware release by KnapNok Games. Paint Splash turns your TV into an interactive canvas where kids of all ages can enjoy painting using the Wii Remote. Up to four people can paint at the same time so the entire family can participate in creating fantastic paintings using just your Wii Remotes. Available September 8th in the US online

Interview in “Klassisk” on scoring Ronal

  “Roaring Orchestral Scores” – In the 2011 September edition of the Danish Magazine “Klassisk” Christine Christiansen interviews me about the process of creating the score for the new 3D animation feature “Ronal the Barbarian”. Read the full article in PDF (in Danish)

Trailer for Ronal the Barbarian

My biggest film score so far is nearing completion. After a great recording session with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in July, only some mixing is left now before the Danish theatrical premiere in 3D on September 29th 2011. Catch a glimpse of the Epic adventure – the 2nd theatrical trailer is now available:

Film clips from the Great Bear

Title sequence The hunter tells Jonathan about the bear Official Trailer

The Great Bear

With a score recorded by the National Danish Symphony Orchestra, “The Great Bear” opened in Danish cinemas February 2011. The 3D-animated feature film is director Esben Toft Jacobsen’s debut. The Great Bear was in competition in the Generation programme at the Berlin Film Festival. The film has a 40 minute orchestral score recorded in the new DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen.

Venus

An erotic comedy – claymation short directed by Tor Fruergaard.   A graduation film from the National Danish Film School. The director wanted a ‘larger than life’ symphonic score to frame this charming story about an unconventional way to solve relationship problems. Directed by Tor Fruergaard Producer: Senia Dremstrup D.O.P.: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen Editor: Rebekka Lønqvist Rønning Sound editor: Jess Wolfsberg Music recording engineer: Mette Due Read more about the film