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Volker Bertelmann

Academy Award-Winning Composer for "All Quiet on the Western Front;" Music Producer & Pianist

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Volker Bertelmann Biography

Before he became known as an Oscar-winning composer, producer and pianist, Volker Bertelmann had long been keen to absorb countless influences and push his creative limits, experimenting at an early age already with just how different he could make the piano sound through preparations.

For the composer and pianist, the essence of his work lies in constantly challenging himself to new musical experimentation. His subject is the grand piano, which he approaches as an acoustic body. At the beginning of his solo career, he specialized in preparing the instrument with tape, felt, and other materials. He transforms clubs and concert venues into sonic laboratories, where the audience can experience the interplay between analysis and intuition. For his albums, he has repeatedly ventured into new experimental arrangements – from electronica to the purist approach of his work “A Different Forest” (2019). It is the diversity of our existence that he makes audible in his songs, be it global questions about the future on his album “What If” (2017), or the proliferation and decay of urban life on “Abandoned City” (2014).

His approach is an unconditionally interdisciplinary one. In his work with violinist Hilary Hahn, he explores the tension between classically notated and freely created music. His works for dance and theater produce a subtle dialogue between movement and sound, for example in his collaboration with the choreographer Aszure Barton and the dancer Edivaldo Ernesto. As artist-in-residence of the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Bertelmann has composed pieces for large orchestras and a choir. Bertelmann is a seeker whose creative drive is perpetual trial and error, and whose audience is fascinated by this open path.

In addition, he has written numerous soundtracks for series and film. In 2016, Bertelmann joined forces with Dustin O’Halloran to score Garth Davis’s film Lion. The soundtrack was awarded an AACTA Award and nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA.

Bertelmann’s latest scores include the music for TV shows such as the Emmy- and BAFTA nominated mini-series Patrick Melrose (2018), Your Honor (2019) and for the feature films Summerland, Stowaway, and Downhill (2020). In 2022, he scored All Quiet on the Western Front for Netflix, the official Best International Feature Film Oscar-entry for Germany, and War Sailor, both of which were official selections at the Toronto International Film Festival. Since 2018, Volker Bertelmann is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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    Speaking fees for Volker Bertelmann, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Volker Bertelmann charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Volker Bertelmann, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Volker Bertelmann?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Volker Bertelmann for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Volker Bertelmann for your next private or corporate function.
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Academy Award-Winning Composer for "All Quiet on the Western Front;" Music Producer & Pianist

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Volker Bertelmann Biography

Before he became known as an Oscar-winning composer, producer and pianist, Volker Bertelmann had long been keen to absorb countless influences and push his creative limits, experimenting at an early age already with just how different he could make the piano sound through preparations.

For the composer and pianist, the essence of his work lies in constantly challenging himself to new musical experimentation. His subject is the grand piano, which he approaches as an acoustic body. At the beginning of his solo career, he specialized in preparing the instrument with tape, felt, and other materials. He transforms clubs and concert venues into sonic laboratories, where the audience can experience the interplay between analysis and intuition. For his albums, he has repeatedly ventured into new experimental arrangements – from electronica to the purist approach of his work “A Different Forest” (2019). It is the diversity of our existence that he makes audible in his songs, be it global questions about the future on his album “What If” (2017), or the proliferation and decay of urban life on “Abandoned City” (2014).

His approach is an unconditionally interdisciplinary one. In his work with violinist Hilary Hahn, he explores the tension between classically notated and freely created music. His works for dance and theater produce a subtle dialogue between movement and sound, for example in his collaboration with the choreographer Aszure Barton and the dancer Edivaldo Ernesto. As artist-in-residence of the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Bertelmann has composed pieces for large orchestras and a choir. Bertelmann is a seeker whose creative drive is perpetual trial and error, and whose audience is fascinated by this open path.

In addition, he has written numerous soundtracks for series and film. In 2016, Bertelmann joined forces with Dustin O’Halloran to score Garth Davis’s film Lion. The soundtrack was awarded an AACTA Award and nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA.

Bertelmann’s latest scores include the music for TV shows such as the Emmy- and BAFTA nominated mini-series Patrick Melrose (2018), Your Honor (2019) and for the feature films Summerland, Stowaway, and Downhill (2020). In 2022, he scored All Quiet on the Western Front for Netflix, the official Best International Feature Film Oscar-entry for Germany, and War Sailor, both of which were official selections at the Toronto International Film Festival. Since 2018, Volker Bertelmann is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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  • Original Score | Volker Bertelmann | Oscars95 Press Room Speech ...
    Original Score winner speaking to acclaimed press moments after Oscar win.Where to watch the #Oscars in your country ...
  • Volker Bertelmann Wins Original Score for All Quiet On The Western ...
    Volker Bertelmann wins Original Score for his work on All Quiet On The Western Front at the EE BAFTAs 2023.
  • Composer Volker Bertelmann on the Original Score for All Quiet on ...
    All Quiet on the Western Front composer Volker Bertelmann discusses finding the soundscape of the film.

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  • How to book Volker Bertelmann?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Volker Bertelmann for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Volker Bertelmann, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Volker Bertelmann or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Volker Bertelmann?

    Speaking fees for Volker Bertelmann, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Volker Bertelmann charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Volker Bertelmann, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Volker Bertelmann?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Volker Bertelmann for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Volker Bertelmann for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Volker Bertelmann or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Volker Bertelmann or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Volker Bertelmann is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Volker Bertelmann for your event is available upon request. Volker Bertelmann generally travels from Germany and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mark Ronson, Finneas O'Connell, Kali Uchis, F. Gary Gray and Ben Vereen. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Volker Bertelmann for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Volker Bertelmann Speaker Videos

  • Original Score | Volker Bertelmann | Oscars95 Press Room Speech ...
    Original Score winner speaking to acclaimed press moments after Oscar win.Where to watch the #Oscars in your country ...
    Volker Bertelmann Wins Original Score for All Quiet On The Western ...
    Volker Bertelmann wins Original Score for his work on All Quiet On The Western Front at the EE BAFTAs 2023.
  • Composer Volker Bertelmann on the Original Score for All Quiet on ...
    All Quiet on the Western Front composer Volker Bertelmann discusses finding the soundscape of the film.
    Volker Bertelmann performing Post from "Ammonite" (Original ...
    Volker Bertelmann performing "POST" from the soundtrack to the movie "Ammonite". The soundtrack is composed by both Volker Bertelmann and ...
  • Hauschka at NPR: Improvisation - YouTube
    His real name is Volker Bertelmann, and he hails from Dusseldorf, Germany, where he works with his "prepared piano." He wres … Show more.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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