Franziska Henke

Composer

 

 

© Juliana Socher

© Juliana Socher

Dresden based composer Franziska Henke is one of Germany’s top talents in film music.
— Alexander Kolbe, MDM Trailer #3 2018

Franziska Henke is an award-winning guitarist and film composer.

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 MÜNCHENBERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, TRANSILVANIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDOK LEIPZIG, 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.

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

Franziska Henke is a member of German Composers Alliance, DEFKOM, GVL, WIFT - Women in Film and Television Germany, Alliance for Women Film Composers und GEMA.

 


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