Benedikt Brydern

Benedikt Brydern is the son of veteran German actor Gerd Brüdern, Benedikt studied violin and piano at the Richard-Strauss Academy of Music in Munich. He gave his first public concert as a violin prodigy at the age of 10, but when he decided to write music on his own, he undertook private composition studies with Romanian maestro Stefan Zorzor. After graduating in 1992, he received the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship, which allowed him to study film composition at the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles. There he mastered the craft from luminaries such as David Raksin, Bruce Broughton, Buddy Baker and Christopher Young (for whom coordinated the recordings of Urban Legend and Entrapment). Benedikt’s own film scores include music for Brian Avenet-Bradley’s 2005 paranormal chiller Dark Remains and Peter A. Dowling’s gruesome urban horror Stag Night from 2008.

Benedikt won two Marmor Composition Awards sponsored by the Stanford University Music Department, the 2002 William Lincer Foundation Chamber Music Competition and in 2004 the Composer’s Symposium at the Bach Festival in Eugene, Ore., commissioned Brydern to compose a string trio in honor of George Crumb’s 75th birthday. Besides being a classically trained concert violinist he co-founded the “Hot Club Quartette” which pays tribute to the great music of legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli. He owns a 1910 Stroh-viol which he uses in “Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys” vintage band and a custom built electric violin for blues, rock and pop engagements. He played violin on various film, game and TV scores (Battlestar Galactica, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Cats & Dogs 2, Command & Conquer).


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