- Hans Zimmer is a German film music composer and record producer who has won two Oscars and four Grammys, and been nominated for two Emmys and a Tony
- Since the 1980s, Zimmer has scored more than 150 films
- His most significant scores include those for Dune, No Time to Die, Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, As Good as It Gets, Rain Man, The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Thelma and Louise, The Last Samurai, 12 Years a Slave, Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, Top Gun: Maverick, Wonder Woman 1984 and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
- Zimmer made a brief appearance in the video for The Buggles’ single Video Killed the Radio Star, which became a worldwide hit on 1 August 1981, when it was the first music video to be broadcast on MTV
- He made his first live appearance at the 27th Flanders International Film Festival Ghent with a 100-piece orchestra and a 100-voice choir
- He is self-taught and has no formal training; Zimmer says everything he writes comes from his personal background; he has learned everything he knows through collaboration and experimentation
Hans Zimmer is one of the biggest names in the history of film music. In his youth, he worked played the keyboard in various pop bands, but when he joined forces with the film composer Stanley Myers, he began to develop his own unique and now distinctive style. In his music, which is based on the fusion of synthetic sounds with classical orchestral forces, he sometimes introduces other instruments and idioms, such as steel drums, the Hawaiian guitar, Japanese instruments, African drums and choirs. Zimmer has won numerous awards, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his work on The Lion King and a Grammy for The Dark Knight. Zimmer has said Ennio Morricone was his idol and role model, and he followed his example in composing music for films before they were even made. Excerpts from the soundtracks to hits such as the James Bond film No Time to Die, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator and Interstellar, as well as works by Morricone, will be performed by the Ukrainian Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Khmelnitsky Philharmonic. There will also be some outstanding soloists – the classical soprano Johanna Krumin, the classical vocalist and traditional Zulu dancer Portia Manyike, and the theatre actor and singer Linda Rheretyane.
The performance will be English without Slovenian subtitles.
THE MUSIC OF HANS ZIMMER AND OTHERS