Marcel Barsotti

Marcel BarsottiMarcel Barsotti, born in 1963 in Lucerne (Switzerland), has been one of the most successful film composers in Germany and Europe for many years. Following training as a composer under the renowned composer George Byrd, Marcel Barsotti studied Composition, Piano and Clarinet at the Richard Strauß Konservatorium in Munich, also completing pop music studies with the Grammy Award-winning composer Harold Faltermeyer.

Having completed over 60 film projects, 16 soundtrack publications, various pop albums and several chart entries, Marcel Barsotti is also becoming involved with music festivals and film academies, hosting seminars and workshops for film music throughout Europe. In 2002 Marcel Barsotti published the first comprehensive CD Rom encyclopedia "Ethno World", for ethnic instruments, now used by renowned film composers and musicians around the world. His major successes include the film music for the blockbusters "Das Wunder von Bern", "Deutschland. Ein Sommermärchen" and "Die Päpstin" (Pope Joan). For "Die Päpstin" he was awarded the Main Prize in Gold at the Park City Film Music Festival in Utah, the "Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik" (a record review prize), a nomination for the "Preis der deutschen Filmkritik" (film review prize) and a nomination for the "Score of the Year 2009".

Barsotti also wrote the music for national and international films such as "Der Seewolf", "Dolphins", "The Poet", "Oh Shit!", "Der Bibelcode", "Wo ist Fred?", "Der Schatz der weißen Falken", "Kebab Connection", "Grüne Wüste", "Sirga, die Löwin", "Für Immer und Immer" and many others.

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Annette Focks
Prof. Dr. Georg Maas
Marcel Barsotti
Prof. Dr. Albrecht Riethmüller
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