ZIRNGIBL, Christoph (Germany)

Christoph Zirngibl is an award winning German film composer and German TV Academy(Deutsche Akademie für Fernsehen) has just awarded him “best music” for his score from “Neben der Spur-Amnesie”.  He’s also been nominated for the Hollywood Music Media Award for his score for ‘Refugee Blues’.

His outstanding talent was evident while studying film scoring (2003-2007) at the University of Music and Theater, Munich since when he has been composing music for numerous prime-time-TV and feature films. He attended master classes in Los Angeles and Spain held by Michael Giacchino, Patrick Doyle and Steven Scott Smalley.

He has composed over 50 scores, among them the music for German box office hits such as “Neues vom WiXXer” (The VeXXer), “Vorstadtkrokodile 3” (Crocodiles: all for one), last year’s smash hit “Männerhort” and the Emmy award winning American documentary “Iowa’s World War II Stories”.

This young composer’s big success is due to, among other things, his mastery of an ample variety of musical styles. His many orchestra arrangements demonstrate a deep understanding of orchestral and dramatic composition. His particularly multifaceted style and his vast emotional variety allow his music to reach the audience and to get under their skin.

CHRISTOPH ZIRNGIBL – Film Composer Showreel (Short) from Christoph Zirngibl on Vimeo.

His other works in genres like Country, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Songwriting and even Big Band music are just as technically adept and well accomplished. Christoph Zirngibl takes advantage of his personal extensive experience as a musician, for example, drum and piano lessons from childhood, playing as a professional drummer for the German army band for two years, music teaching studies, and as a live musician in different Pop, Rock, Country, Soul and Funk bands. One can hear that for Christoph Zirngibl the foundation of all his music is his emotional sensibility; it is the authenticity of his music that makes the difference.

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