Franziska Henke

Composer

 

 

 © Juliana Socher  DEUTSCH

© Juliana Socher DEUTSCH

Franziska Henke is an award-winning guitarist and film composer, whose music impresses through deep sensitivity, colourful sounds and craftmanship.

For the score to her debut feature film  Nelly's Adventure (directed by Dominik Wessely, 2016) she received the German Film Music Award in the category BEST NEWCOMER.

After studying guitar world music and composition at Carl Maria von Weber Music College of music in Dresden (Germany) and Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (France), where she graduated with honours, she accomplished her Master's degree in film scoring at University for Film and Television KONRAD WOLF in Potsdam-Babelsberg.

As a performer and a composer she has worked with orchestras and ensembles like the Semper Opera DresdenSinfonietta Dresden, United Guitar Ensemble, German Film Orchestra Babelsberg, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester FrankfurtPlucked Strings Orchestra Saxony and the Singing Academy Dresden.

Franziska Henke wrote music for films (fiction, animation, documentary), which have been screened at festivals all over the world such as TORONTO INTERNATIOAL FILM FESTIVAL,  MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL FILMFEST MÜNCHENTRANSILVANIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDOK LEIPZIGSOUNDTRACK COLOGNE, ACHTUNG BERLINHOFER FILMTAGEFESTIVAL DU FILM D'AUBAGNELUBUSKIE LATO FILMOWESEHSÜCHTEGIFFONI FILM FESTIVALFÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL, KINDERFILMFEST KYOTO, FESTIVAL EUROPÉEN DU FILM COURT DE BRESTMOLODIST KYIV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALINTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL BANGLADESHCHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE, FILM FESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS , KINOKI FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE.

Her concert works have been performed i.a. in the USAGermanyFranceCzech RepublicMexico and Spain.

She developed her wide range of artistic skills also within Master classes like the Orchestration Master Class at Hollywood Music Workshop with Conrad Pope, Composition Master Classes with Alva Noto, Leo Brouwer, Bernard Cavanna, Carlo Domeniconi and Marc Marder.

Furthermore, Franziska Henke is also a former member of singer/songwriter group Miss O'Paque, where she works as backing vocalist, guitarist and arranger. Their debut album The Small Things was published in 2015 by Doctor Heart Music

Awards

 

2018               nomination Jerry Goldsmith Awards, category BEST SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY for 1937 - Das Ende der Unschuld

2018                Berlinale Talents

2018                nomination Max Ophüls Preis, category BEST SCORE for Farewell Yellow Sea

2017                nomination Jerry Goldsmith Awards, category LONG FEATURE FILM for Nelly's Adventure

2016                German Film Music Award, category BEST NEWCOMER for Nelly's Adventure

2015                 1st prize International Contest for Composition for Plucked Strings Orchestra

                         "José Fernández Rojas" (Spain) 

2015                 Deutschlandstipendium

2015                 nomination WDR Filmscore Award (European Talent Competition)

2015                 full scholarship film music masterclass at International Film Festival Aubagne

2014                 European music authors scholarship by GEMA

2014                 3rd prize International Lycia Guitar Composition Competition (Turkey)

2014                 1st prize Chamber Rock Composition Competition (Mexico)

2012                 1st prize European Guitar Award

2009 - 2013     stipendiary Yehudi Menuhin - Live Music Now

2009                finalist Anna Amalia Competition for Young Guitarists

2009                full scholarship composition masterclass "Académie Musicale de Villecroze"   

2006                2nd prize "Jugend Musiziert" (national youth competition, Germany)

2004                3rd prize "Jugend Musiziert" (national youth competition, Germany)

© Copyright Franziska Henke 2018