Bernhard Eder

composer | conductor | arranger

Bernhard Philipp Eder, born in 1984 and raised in Vienna/Austria, has devoted his life to the arts of music from a very early age, when he began taking piano lessons and visiting classical concerts.

At the age of 15, while studying organ (with Thomas Schmögner) at the Konservatorium Wien University and attending the Musikgymnasium Wien Neustiftgasse (Neustiftgasse Music High School Vienna), he made the decision to become a composer and conductor.

After High School graduation, he spent his obligatory military service time as a pianist and arranger at the Military Music Department Vienna.

From 2005 till 2013, Eder studied composition with Martin Lichtfuss, Reinhard Karger, and Michael Jarrell at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna – also studying orchestration with Ertugrul Sevsay - and graduated there as a Magister artium (Master of Arts) in January 2013.

In 2006 he won the 1st prize at the "Salieri Today" international composing competition.

From 2009 till 2015 he has also studied orchestral conducting at the Music University Vienna with Uros Lajovic, Simeon Pironkoff and Johannes Wildner. (Graduation MA June 2015)

Eder attended conducting masterclasses with Bertrand de Billy, Fabio LuisiJohannes Wildner and Naoki Sugiyama.

He has conducted orchestras such as the ORF Radiosymphony Orchestra Vienna, Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, Pro Arte Orchestra, Sinfonietta dell' Arte (Vienna), Klaaspärlimäng Sinfonietta (Estonia), tonzauber Studio Orchestra and Chamberorchestra Atout.

As a conductor Bernhard Eder sets a special focus on performing contemporary music, as well as in conducting and/or supervising filmmusic recording sessions.

On 18th June 2015 he had his debut with the ORF Radiosymphony Orchestra Vienna in the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein, as part of his graduation in his conducting studies.

Since October 2016 Bernhard works as an assisting teacher at the composing class of Prof. Dr. Martin Lichtfuss, at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

In November 2016 he was an assistant to conductor Cornelius Meister at the ORF Radiosymphony Orchestra Vienna for the opening concert of the festival "Wien Modern".

Eder also organised & conducted his own orchestral and vocal ensemble for the recording of his first feature film score „Nostromo“ (an Austrian independent production, premiered in May 2014).

He regularly participated in the Hollywood Music Workshop in Klosterneuburg (Lower Austria) from 2009-2013, under the instruction of renowned film scoring professionals Bruce BroughtonBlake Neely and Conrad Pope.

Additionally he has conducted several of the workshops recording sessions with the ensemble there in 2012 and 2013.

Bernhard Eder's original score for the shortfilm "Daydreamer" has been nominated for BEST SCORE at the Maverick Movie Awards in October 2015.

Eder participated at the "Out at S.E.A." chamber opera composing workshop with Peter Eötvös in Budapest, Hungary in April 2013.

In June 2014 he was invited and participated as guest composer at the ensemble mise-en new music festival in New York City, USA.

Bernhard Eder also works as a freelance arranger and orchestrator for such prominent arts organisations as Hollywood in Vienna, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (recently for their "Sound of Hollywood" concert tour May 2014), Opera Graz, London Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Max Steiner OrchestraGK-Filmorchestra and exil arte.

As composer he has got commissions by Ensemble Platypus, Ensemble Reconsil, exil-arte, Anna Junge Klänge, Ensemble conflusio, Tartini-Quartett and many more.