Franziska Henke is an award-winning guitarist and film composer.
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 Dresden, Sinfonietta Dresden, United Guitar Ensemble, German Film Orchestra Babelsberg, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, Plucked 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 MÜNCHEN, BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, TRANSILVANIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, DOK LEIPZIG, ACHTUNG BERLIN, HOFER FILMTAGE, FESTIVAL DU FILM D'AUBAGNE, LUBUSKIE LATO FILMOWE, SEHSÜCHTE, GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL, FÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL, KINDERFILMFEST KYOTO, FESTIVAL EUROPÉEN DU FILM COURT DE BREST, MOLODIST KYIV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL BANGLADESH, CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE, FILM FESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS , KINOKI FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE.
Her concert works have been performed i.a. in the USA, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Mexico 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.