(c) Alena Schmick
At the age of five Dascha began to play the piano, followed by piano and composition lessons at the conservatory in Moscow. When she was seven, her family moved to Berlin where she deepened her education of music. She is a multiple winner of the competitions "Jugend musiziert" and "Jugend komponiert". A large variety of own works was created, including mainly chamber music and soloist instrumentations. Her orchestral piece "Sinfonietta" was premiered at the Philharmonie Berlin in 2004.
First she studied piano at the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“, then she graduated in Music Theory (diploma) at the Universität der Künste Berlin and finally she completed her Master of Film Music at the Filmuniversität KONRAD WOLF in Babelsberg. Since then she has been working in numerous cinema productions as a composer and music producer. Her films are shown internationally at many established film festivals.
The film JIBRIL (directed by Henrika Kull) ran in the main program of the Berlinale 2018 and won the Studio Hamburg Award.
The animated short film LOVE ME, FEAR ME (directed by Veronica Solomon) was one of the finalists of the Student Academy Awards.
Furthermore she was nominated three times for the German Film Music Award in the categories Best Music in Short Film, Best Song in Film (with the Soundtrack for JIBRIL) and also for the New Talent Award in 2018 and won two of them: Best Music in a Short Film Award for LOVE ME, FEAR ME and the New Talent Award.
As part of the this years' Soundtrack Cologne Congress, she got a honorary mention for her music to LOVE ME, FEAR ME.
since 2016 Film Music study (Master) at the Film University Konrad Wolf in Babelsberg
since 2017 Teacher of Music Theory within SVA at the Leo Kestenberg music school in Berlin
2013 Diploma degree in Music Theory at the UdK Berlin with Prof. Dr. Hartmut Fladt
2005-2006 Compostition lessons at the Julius-Stern-Institut with Prof. Brettingham-Smith
2001-2006 Piano lessons as a junior student at the Hochschule "Hanns Eisler" Berlin with Prof. Birgitta Wollenweber
2000-2005 entry as a composer into the "International Academy for highly gifted children and adolescents" in Berlin