Damian Scholl is a composer of both contemporary music for the concert hall and music for film and theater.
Damian Scholl, born 1988, began studying violin at the age of seven. From the very beginning of his musical education he had a keen interest in composing and performing his own music.
Scholl continued to pursue his interest in composition by enrolling in the University of the Arts (UDK) Berlin, where he studied from 2008-2013 with Daniel Ott and Walter Zimmermann. During his years at the UdK, Scholl also studied with David Fennessy at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. After his graduation he went on to study filmmusic at the Filmuniversity „Konrad Wolf“ Babelsberg where he finished his academic education in 2017.
In 2014, Scholl was awarded a scholarship to work and live in the Villa Wasmuth near Bonn. The following year, he won the prize of Deutscher Musikwettbewerb with his piece "Ghostbird" as well as the WDR Filmscore Award.Scholl has received commissions from (amongst others) Deutschlandfunk, Deutscher Musikrat, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and Kissinger Sommer. In 2017, he was invited to AYE Composer's Week in Bangkok mentored by Prof. Dieter Mack and Peter Veale. With his music for Andres Veiel's documentary „Beuys“ Scholl attracted attention together with his colleague Ulrich Reuter. The film was part of the official selection for the Competition at the Berlinale 2017 and the music nominated at the German Filmprize 2018 for Best Score.
Damian Scholl's oeuvre to this date includes works for solo instruments and small chamber ensembles, as well as bigger works including a chamber opera and works for symphonic orchestra. His works for film and concert hall treads off the beaten path. They distinguish themselves in their subtlety and sensibility.
Scholl is a member of the German Film Academy, the GEMA and (as an Alumnus) of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. The composer is based in Berlin.