FREDERIC BERNARD is a 1988 born, classically trained music composer, arranger/orchestrator and pianist, based in Germany. The emphasis of his work lies in providing outstanding quality music for television, films, video games and web-based projects. Further, he received praises and positive critiques for his original music works, arrangements and orchestrations – by such industry legends as Bruce Broughton, Andrew Kinney, and Brad Marrapodi (see testimonials below).
Credits of his work include commercials and TV productions for major brands and broadcasters, including: Sony, Intel, LG, Canon, Doritos, Sixt, AXA, Time Inc., Discovery Channel, National Geographic, or NBC Sports. His recent TV Projects include credits on full feature films and series, like to call: “Press” (BBC, Mini Series), “Kill the Babysitter” (Lifetime, TV Movie), and “Wedding Bells” (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie). In Fall 2018 he gave his ‘Full Original Film Score’ debut for a feature Film; with an underscore to Thomas Crane’s “Halloween Party“. According to the critiques, the score fairly combines new and vintage scoring styles and techniques, in an exceedingly charming manner.
Frederic is a specialist in live-orchestral scoring, classical orchestration-, and music production; while he made his first live-scoring experience with the Budapest Scoring Orchestra in 2015. In 2016 he started his “Piano Stories” series, under the pseudonym “PianoPassion”. Within the same year several of his piano music originals were featured in the multiple award-winning, best-selling, German audio-book “Im Garten Der Pusteblume” (“La Vallée des Moulins”). Further, his music is used in thousands of Youtube/Online projects, many of them gone viral. His collaboration with Rudy Mancuso reached over 25 Mil. views. Apart from that he collaborated as well with K-Pop Star Cho Kyuhyun – for his sold-out Japan “One Voice” Tour (2017). In 2018 he orchestrated and re-arranged Ignacio Constant’s musical debut single “Si Te Atreves a Soñar”, once again recorded with the marvelous Budapest Scoring Orchestra and following the style of Neo-classical Pop Opera. This also shows his versatility, in terms of scoring a bright variety of different styles: from Minimalistic Piano, to Horror, up to Disney-esque Magic – and (al-)most anything in between!
He writes music for several A++ Libraries (most of them located in Los Angeles); such as “Music Junkies”, “Montage Mx”, “Score-A-Score”, and just recently joined one of the Industrie’s biggest players: “Megatrax“, by invitation of Grammy Nominee Derek Jones.
Before his professional ventures, he was classically trained at the piano from a young age on. In his juvenile years he became extremely interested in Film-, Videogame- and Classical Music, and began extensively studying scores and their magic behind. In the age of 22 he enrolled for a Bachelor‘s degree in classical music at the University of Music, Freiburg, where he studied under Prof. Eckehard Kiem (a former student of the Avantgarde composer Prof. Brian Ferneyhough), Prof. Hans Aerts, and many other music professors and luminals.
What others say:
“I am very impressed…your orchestrations are outstanding. You use the entire orchestra very well, with all of its coloristic possibilities!” – Andrew Kinney (Orchestrator for “Interstellar”, “Pixels”, “Sausage Party”, “Baymax”, “Rio”)
“…everyone [within our team] loved your cue and were blown away by the writing.” – Brad Marropodi (X-Ray-Dog, BMG)
“HALLOWEEN PARTY is accompanied by a surprisingly effective score…it gives the whole experience a real retro feel…recognisable horror-esque themes and styles, yet [he is able] to expertly keep the right level of tension in place where necessary.” – (“Horror Asylum” Review on “Halloween Party” [Directed by Thomas Crane])
“…we were very impressed with the professional presentation from your reel ~ Bravo!” – Jeff Fayman (Immediate Music)
“…let me compliment you on your music – sounds fantastic! You’ve obviously got some great talent!” – Jeff MacDonald (Louder Production Music)
“[Im Garten der Pusteblumen is] A beautiful story, accompanied by wonderful music, that inspires to dream and deeply reflect. At the end, the CD fades into longer instrumental passages, splendidly leading all the way into dreamland.” – (“Kinderohren”/Daniela Dreuth” Review on “Im Garten der Pusteblumen” , English-to-German Translation)
“…[Spaghetti Con Brio is] an excellent, classicaly inspired composition.” – Gerhard Narholz (Sonoton, Writer for “Memento” English-to-German Translation)