Burkhard Dallwitz

Film score, Film music contributor

1959 –


Who is Burkhard Dallwitz?

Burkhard von Dallwitz is a German-born composer based in Melbourne, Australia. He was born near Frankfurt and began ten years of classical piano training at the age of eight. By thirteen he was writing songs and music, and from fifteen, Burkhard wrote, arranged and performed for various musical groups.

In 1979 Burkhard fulfilled his dream of travelling to Australia. There he studied music at Melbourne’s Latrobe University. He majored with Honours in Composition, and studied Advanced Composition under the tutelage of Professor Keith Humble. Since 1984, Burkhard has worked as a composer for feature films, television and commercials.

In 1996 he released his first CD recording of original instrumental works called Worlds Apart.

He won two Screen Music Awards from the Australian Guild of Screen Composers, and was also nominated in 1998 & 2000.

In 1999, Burkhard and Philip Glass were awarded the Golden Globe for Best Original Score in a Motion Picture for The Truman Show. The score also won The Chicago Film Critics’ Award and the ASCAP Film and Television Award, and the soundtrack reached number two on the Billboard chart.

In 2001 he won the APRA award for Best Television Theme for the Sydney Olympics in 2000. The world-renowned 385-voice Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed and recorded his 2002 theme for the Salt Lake Winter Olympics. In 2004 he won the APRA-AGSC Screen Music Award 'Best Music for a Television Series' for CrashBurn. Burkhard has several soundtrack albums out in general release.

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Jan 28, 1959
Bad Homburg vor der Höhe
Also known as
  • Dallwitz, Burkhard
  • Burkhard von Dallwitz
  • 부르크하르트 폰 달비츠
  • 버카드 본 달위츠
  • Germany
  • La Trobe University

on July 23, 2013


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