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Film Concerts & Film Music Concerts - What is that?

Film Concerts & Film Music Concerts - What is that?

The Film Concert presents original and new compositions, which are performed live and synchronized to projection. 

The centrepiece of our range of services consists of the film concert package, which includes both a print of the respective film and the associated music material. It also includes DVD/video material for rehearsals, PR material and clarification of the performance rights. Furthermore, we provide practical solutions for the technical realisation of the cinema projection in your house as well as overseeing its on-site set-up. Depending on your needs, you can either request our services on an individual basis or entrust us with the complete coordination of your project.


The Film Music Concert provides programs of film music, which are able to develop their own quality also without the film.

The EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE team develops its own concepts for film music concerts as well as working on commission. We carry out research on specific film music titles among music publishers worldwide or negotiate directly with the composers themselves. Furthermore, we organize the dramaturgical compilation of the titles and turn them into a programme. You can, however, also order individual titles from FILMPHILHARMONIC EDITION. In addition, we have built up our own film music archive and hold various titles that are not available for rent from publishers. To put the finishing touches to the programme, we also prepare presentation texts interweaving exciting film and music anecdotes with film history.


The EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE has been consistently researching original music, new scorings and restored film prints. In this endeavour, the company receives creative assistance from numerous composers, conductors, editors, arrangers, dramatic advisors, musicologists and filmologists. 

The result of this work is the FILMPHILHARMONIC EDITION, a catalogue including over 100 film concerts and film music concerts. Projects for the EDITION are selected according to artistic considerations and the feasibility of potential performances, which depends, among other factors, on the condition of the material, the instrumentation and the specific legal situation. Our collection of material data relating to silent film projects and film music works is unique.


Special Projects



WITH A SMILE: CHAPLIN’S WORLD IN CONCERT                                  1898 — 130th Anniversary of Chaplin’s birth in 2019.

THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIGARI                                                      1919 - 100th Anniversary — Film by Robert Wiene accompanied by music by Schönberg, Berg and Webern.

BAUHAUS                                                                                                      1919 — 100th Anniversary of the foundation in Weimar — Music and Visuals by Kandinsky, Mussorgsky and others.

BERLIN WALL’S FALL                                                                          (30th Anniversary in 2019) Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (1927) — Film by Walter Ruttmann with music by Edmund Meisel. LOW/HEROES — A Berlin Hyper Cycle — Film, dance and music by Philip Glass, David Bowie and Brian Eno.

THE MATRIX LIVE                                                                                        1999 — 20th Anniversary — Film in Concert with the original score by Don Davis.

THE GOLEM                                                                                                1920 — 100th Anniversary — Film by Paul Wegener with music by Jens Troester.

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN                                                                          1770 — 250th Anniversary of birth in 2020 — Napoleon (1927) — Film by Abel Gance set to Beethoven’s works.

THE KID                                                                                                      1921 — 100th Anniversary of Chaplin’s first full-length film — Film and music by Chaplin.

NOSFERATU                                                                                              1921 — 100th Anniversary of the first vampire classic by F.W. Murnau with several scores.

Bring ICONS to the concert hall

Bring ICONS to the concert hall

CHAPLIN CLASSICS                                                                                 City Lights, Modern Times, The Circus, The Gold Rush and many more.

METROPOLIS (1927)                                                                                   Film by Fritz Lang with the reconstructed original score by Gottfried Huppertz.

NOSFERATU (1921)                                                                                   Film by F.W. Murnau with several musical scores available.

BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (1925)                                                                 Film by Sergei M. Eisenstein with scores by Edmund Meisel and Dmitri Shostakovich.

RICHARD STRAUSS                                                                                   Der Rosenkavalier (1925): Film by Robert Wiene with the original score by Strauss.

SERGEI PROKOFIEV                                                                                 Ivan the Terrible, Alexander Nevsky, Romeo and Juliet.

SPIELBERG, HITCHCOCK, FELLINI                                                           Great Directors and their Composers concert series: Alfred Hitchcock & Bernard Herrmann / Steven Spielberg and John Williams / Federico Fellini & Nino Rota.

MARLENE DIETRICH                                                                                 The Woman Men Yearn For (1 929): Film by Kurt Bernhardt scored by Pascal Schumacher.

Explore film and music BEYOND THE SILENCE

Explore film and music BEYOND THE SILENCE

THE MATRIX LIVE                                                                                    The Wachowski’s science fiction classic (1999) with music by Don Davis.

IVAN THE TERRIBLE                                                                                Sergei Eisenstein’s two-part epic (1944-45) with the original reconstructed score by Sergei Prokofiev.

ALEXANDER NEVSKY                                                                              Sergei Eisenstein’s historical epic (1938) with the original reconstructed score by Sergei Prokofiev.

HENRY V                                                                                                    William Shakespeare’s classic, starring and directed by Laurence Olivier, with music by William Walton.

THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA                                                        The classic European film adaptation of the fairy tale (1973) with the original score by Karel Svoboda.

KON­TIKI                                                                                                      Norway’s Oscar-nominated adventure drama (2012) with original music by Johan Söderqvist.

BUDDENBROOKS                                                                                        Thomas Mann’s novel turned into a film with live music by Hans Peter Ströer.

Engage your AUDIENCE

Engage your AUDIENCE

COMEDIES & MUSIC                                                                          Classics by Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and others accompanied by symphonic scores.

ANIMATION                                                                                             THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED (1926) and other pioneering masterpieces by Lotte Reiniger, Walt Disney, Ladislav Starevich and Andrei Khrzhanovsky. Music by Alfred Schnittke, Paul Dessau and others.

OPERA AND BALLET                                                                            ROMEO AND JULIETT (1954) — Film Ballet starring Bolshoi legend Galina Ulanova with music by Sergei Prokofiev. CARMEN (1915) — Film by Cecil B. DeMille starring opera diva Geraldine Farrar with music by Georges Bizet. RAPSODIA SATANICA (1916) — Italian diva Lyda Borelli stars in the only film scored by opera master Pietro Mascagni.

FILM MUSIC CONCERTS GALORE!                                                  Science Fiction (Williams, Goldsmith, Goldenthal a.o.), Thrillers! (Schifrin, Shore, Desplat a.o.), Heroes and Villains (Morricone, Bernstein, Silvestri a.o.), Vampires (Bernard, Kilar, Glass a.o.), Hollywood: Generations (Steiner, Mancini, Elfman, Zimmer a.o.) and many other concert programs.

FILM MUSIC + CLASSICAL MUSIC                                                      From Vienna to Hollywood (Korngold, Waxman a.o.), Cinematic Water Works (Dukas, Horner a.o.), The Devil’s Concerto (Herrmann, Mascagni a.o.), Noir (Adams, Rózsa a.o.).

CLASSICS IN FILMS                                                                           Classics in Films (Strauss, Mozart, Berlioz, Rossini, Tchaikovsky and others). Lars Von Trier’s Films Live in Concert (Wagner, Händel, Bach, Pergolesi and others).