Get to know Christine Aufderhaar. A masterclass with a film composer

EWA Network is delighted to host our long-standing member composer Christine Aufderhaar to share with EWA members and emerging composers her life and career and to clarify how it is to work on a film score.

WHEN: APRIL 25 at 18h CET

EWA members will receive an invitation to attend this talk.


Through an online space where EWA members from all around can connect and know each other, we organise once a month a meeting where an expert introduces a topic followed by Q&A and members can interact.

Each meeting will last 75 minutes aprox and it's open to 20-25 EWA members, who can introduce themselves and participate in the following Q&A.

An invitation to join the talk will be sent to EWA members (first come, first served basis).

If you are not a member you can become one here


Degrees in classical piano performance (Conservatory Lugano). Upon completion, she attended the Berklee College of Music and graduated in Film Scoring and Classical Composition in two years instead of the usual five years, receiving summa cum laude, several scholarships and awards. Mentorship Program of the SCL with Alf Clausen (’The Simpsons’).

IN 2006, she was invited to the ASCAP film scoring workshop in Los Angeles, where she had the opportunity to look over the shoulder of composers at work such as Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Jeff Rona and others.

IN 2007, she was selected by the ‘Federation of Film & Audiovisual Composers of Europe’ as “European Composer 2008 for Switzerland”.

Nomination for the GEMA’s ’Musikautorenpreis’ in 2013.

She wrote the score to many award-winning films and her concert music is being performed internationally. The last stage music she wrote was for the theater production “Mutterland”, which had its premiere in 2015 at the Vienna Kosmostheater.

Collaboration with orchestras such as ‘Hessisches Rundfunksinfonieorchester’, ‘Tonhallen Orchester’, ‘Basler Knabenkantorei’, ‘Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg’, ‘Wroclaw Score Orchester’, ‘Berlin Film Ensemble’, the ‘Slovak National Symphony Orchestra’, the ‘City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra’ and regularly with members of the ‘Berliner Philharmoniker’.

CURRENTLY, Christine Aufderhaar is living in Berlin. From 2004 to 2008, she was an associate professor at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolff in the film scoring department.

Aufderhaar was a board member of the German Film Academy, is a board member of the Union of the German Film Composers (DEFKOM), a member of the Academy of German Music Authors’, the ‘AWFC’ (Alliance of Women Film Composers), EWA Network, SMECA, SCL, WIFT, and many others.

Filmography and showreel see

JURY MEMBER Gema Musikautorenpreis (2019), 7. internationalen Filmmusik Wettbewerbs Zürich (2018), Wiener Filmmusik Preis (2018), Deutscher Dokumentarfilm-Musikpreises München (2018), Harpa Award Berlinale, Cannes, Berlinale (2016/2017/2018/2019/2020/2023), Deutscher Filmmusikpreis Halle (2015/2017/2018/2019), Deutschen Fernsehpreis, Sektion Musik (2013), Filmmusikpreis ‚Leo’ Filmfestival Braunschweig (2009)