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 oustanding 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).
Recent 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 TV Projects include ‘additional music’ gigs, as appeared on several full feature films and series, like: “Press” (BBC, Mini Series), “Kill the Babysitter” (Lifetime, TV Movie), and “Wedding Bells” (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie). In Fall 2018 he additionally gave his ‘Full Original Music’ 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.
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 – on his gigantic Japan Tour (2017). In 2018 he orchestrated/arranged Ignacio Constant’s musical debut single “Si Te Atreves a Soñar”, once again recorded with the marvelous Budapest Scoring Orchestra, 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 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)
“…[your music] sounds absolutely fantastic. Great job!” – Guillermo De La Barreda (Dos Brains)
“…[Spaghetti Con Brio is] an excellent, classicaly inspired composition.” – Gerhard Narholz (Sonoton, Writer for “Memento”)