David Hirschfelder

Composer, Songwriter, Music arranger
A former musician and music producer, David Hirschfelder garnered international attention and an Oscar nomination for his score and arrangements for "Shine" (1996), Scott Hicks' biopic of Australian pianist David ... Read more »
Born: 11/18/1960 in Australia

Filmography

Music (44)

The Dressmaker 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

The Dressmaker 2015 (Movie)

(Composer)

Healing 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

The Railway Man 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Anonymous 2011 (Movie)

("Night Of The Long Knives") (Song Performer)

Anonymous 2011 (Movie)

("Night Of The Long Knives") (Song)

Happy Feet Two 2011 (Movie)

Song Arranging & Recording (Music)

Sanctum 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

Shake Hands with the Devil 2010 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Blue Mansion 2009 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Australia 2008 (Movie)

Harmonica (Music)

Australia 2008 (Movie)

(Composer)

Salute 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

The Children of Huang Shi 2008 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007 (Movie)

("Coronation Banquet") (Song)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007 (Movie)

("Coronation Banquet") (Music Conductor)

Aquamarine 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Aquamarine 2006 (Movie)

Score Conductor (Music Conductor)

Irresistible 2006 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Kidnapped 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Music

The Weight of Water 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

The Weight of Water 2002 (Movie)

(Composer)

Better Than Sex 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Hanging Up 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

The Interview 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Elizabeth 1998 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Elizabeth 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Elizabeth 1998 (Movie)

("Domine Secundum Actum Meum" "Requiem") (Music Producer)

Elizabeth 1998 (Movie)

conductor (Music Conductor)

Sliding Doors 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

The Truman Show 1998 (Movie)

("Scales to America") (Song Performer)

The Truman Show 1998 (Movie)

("Scales to America") (Song)

Dating the Enemy 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Shine 1996 (Movie)

music director and composer (Music)

Tunnel Vision 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Dallas Doll 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

A Kid Called Troy 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Music

Strictly Ballroom 1993 (Movie)

Musical Director (Music)

Strictly Ballroom 1993 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Life of Harry Dare 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Suzi's Story 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Music

Biography

A former musician and music producer, David Hirschfelder garnered international attention and an Oscar nomination for his score and arrangements for "Shine" (1996), Scott Hicks' biopic of Australian pianist David Helfgott. He first gained attention in his native land as a member of the jazz ensemble Pyramid, which shared top billing at the 1993 Montrieux Jazz Festival. Hirschfelder has also worked as producer, composer and/or performer with a number of popular bands and classical artists like Little River Band. and flautist Jane Rutter. He enjoyed a particularly successful collaboration with Aussie pop star John Farnham that included four albums and several tours.

Milestones

1998

Scored "Elizabeth", a lavish period drama about the life of the young Tudor queen; received Oscar nomination

1996

Gained international attention with the score for Scott Hicks' "Shine", based on the life of Australian pianist David Helfgott; earned first Oscar nomination

1992

Scored first feature film, "Strictly Ballroom", directed by Baz Luhrmann

1992

Re-orchestrated, produced and performed on the Australian recording of the cast album for a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's "Jesus Christ Superstar"

1987

Scored the TV documentary "Suzi's Story"

1982

Pyramid was selected to open the Montrieux Jazz Festival

1980

Gained prominence in Australia as performer and composer with the jazz music group Pyramid

Performed, produced and/or composed songs for various pop and classical artists including Little River Band, Dragon and flautist Jane Rutter

Worked as keyboardist, songwriter and arranger for the Australian pop star John Farnham; also served as Farnham's musical director on his music tours

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