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Otto M. Schwarz

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Otto M. Schwarz


Otto M. Schwarz (b. 1967, Neunkirchen, Austria) is an Austrian composer.

Achwarz grew up in Wimpassing (Lower Austria - south of Vienna), where he still lives today. Hez received his music education at the Academy of Music in Vienna, where he studied trumpet with Professor Josef Pomberger of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and composition with Professor Heinz Kratochwil. During this period he created his first compositions in the area of light music.

In 1992, his own recording studio was installed, where he has produced more than 1000 titles. Currently, he composes music for commercials, films and signations for the Austrian network ORF and various other radio and TV channels. With the cooperation of several background music companies, Schwarz´s CDs are played and distributed in more than 80 countries worldwide. Up until 2003, more than 1.7 million CDs containing titles by Otto M. Schwarz have been sold. He has been presented “golden” CDs by international companies. Since 2001 Otto M. Schwarz produces almost exclusively film music for international film productions. His first three films were made with internationally known film director Peter Patzak. The episode To Risk One’s neck of the TV series Police Call 110 achieved an audience rating of six million in Germany.

Since autumn 2001, Schwarz works together with LISA film (productions for the German Broadcasting Organisations ARD and ZDF, the Austrian Broadcasting Organisation ORF and the Italian television RAI). In March 2002 the film version of the novel The Cascades of Slunj wonan award at the TV festival in Venice. Films with the German actor Horst Tappert (Heart Without a Crown) and Franco Nero followed.

Since 1995 Mr. Schwarz has published compositions for concert band with the Dutch music publisher De Haske and the Swiss Music publisher Mitropa. Titles like Nostradamus , For the Next Thousand, Roller Coaster, A Song for You or Jazz Waltz are performed all over the world. Well known bands like The Johan Willem Friso Military Band (Netherlands), Symphonic Winds (Italy), The Band of the Belgian Navy (Belgium), the LBO Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany), Brighouse & Rastrick Band (Great Britain), Soli Brass (Netherlands) and many more have recorded works by Otto M. Schwarz.

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