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Hans Zimmer at the RCM

Friday 20 September 2013


On 4 October, we're delighted to welcome to the RCM one of today's most acclaimed film composers.

Oscar-winning German composer Hans Zimmer will be visiting the RCM for a talk and Q&A session with RCM composition students. He will be accompanied by fellow composer Mel Wesson, and his talk promises to cover his uniquely collaborative approach to film scoring, particularly with regard to Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy, one of the most successful and critically acclaimed series of films in history.

Hans Zimmer shot to fame in 1988 with his Oscar-nominated score for Rain Man. Since then, he has scored many of the most successful Hollywood films of the past 25 years, including Driving Miss Daisy, Thelma & Louise, The Lion King, Crimson Tide, Gladiator, Madagascar, The Da Vinci Code, Inception and the Dark Knight Trilogy: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. For his score for The Lion King, Zimmer won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two Grammys. He has received numerous lifetime achievement awards, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Zimmer's visit is the latest of a series of talks for composers currently studying on the RCM's internationally acclaimed Composition for Screen course. Previous visitors have included Howard Shore (The Silence of the Lambs, Se7en, The Lord of the Rings) and Harry Gregson-Williams (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia).

Please note this is an internal event for RCM students only.