Frederic Bernard is a 1988 born, classically trained music composer, arranger/orchestrator and pianist based in Germany. The emphasis in his work lies in providing music for television, films, video games and web-based projects.
Recent credits of his work include music for Sony, Intel, Canon, Doritos, Sixt, Time Inc., TV channels like NBC Sports, MLB Network, National Geographic, KI.KA, RBB, Arte, NESN, CANVAS and a wide range of other reputable projects with companies and clients all around the globe.
His musical journey began when he started playing the piano at the age of eight. In his youth he discovered a passion for film and video game soundtracks of composers like John Williams, Alan Menken, Koji Kondo or Nobou Uematsu, as well as music of the late romantic era, such as Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss or Sergei Rachmaninoff, who inspired him to write on his first original material.
Later 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 avant-garde composer Brian Ferneyhough) and many others like jazz luminary Prof. Ralf Schmid. Moreover he started out as a commercial composer, writing tracks for production music libraries such as Epitome Music, Score-A-Score, Getty Images, Soundtaxi or Audiosparx.
Inspired by the commercial success and first media placements Frederic began to write on several large-scale, symphonic music compositions in 2015, which he recorded in collaboration with the Budapest Scoring Symphony Orchestra. Two of these recordings were included into the catalogue of the trailer music company Montage MX, which was founded by film composer Alex Pittschka (“Tropic Thunder”, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”). In 2016 he joined several other top-class trailer music companies namely Boomerang Music, Music Junkies and Dos Brains, who are among the main music suppliers, to Hollywood’s immense widely ranged motion picture advertising market.
What others say:
“I am very impressed…your orchestrations are outstanding. You use the entire orchestra very well, with all of its coloristic possibilities. Great work, Frederic!” – 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)
“…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)