(c) Bas Bogaerts // (c) Benjamin Schneider //  (c) Alena Schmick (c) Mathilde Gardel (c) Valentina Claret (c) Olivier Vigerie (c) Marcus Höhn

European Film Award recipient Dascha Dauenhauer began playing the piano at the age of five and soon took piano and composition lessons. Her musical education was deepened in Berlin and she started composing a large variety of own works, including chamber music and soloistic instrumentations. Her orchestral piece "Sinfonietta“ was premiered at the Philharmonie Berlin in 2004.

Dascha Dauenhauer studied piano at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, received her diploma in Music Theory from the University of the Arts Berlin and completed her Master of Film Music at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. Since then she has worked on numerous cinema productions as a composer and music producer.

Her films are shown internationally at film festivals. The film Jibril (by Henrika Kull) had its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2018, just like Burhan Qurbani’s celebrated work Berlin Alexanderplatz in 2020. Love Me, Fear Me (by Veronica Solomon) was nominated for the Student Academy Awards and one of Dascha Dauenhauer’s most recent projects - Evolution by Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó - was selected for Cannes International Film Festival 2021.

Dascha Dauenhauer has received three nominations for the German Film Music Award in 2018 and won in the categories “Best Music in a Short Film” and “New Talent”. In 2020, her music for Berlin Alexanderplatz won her the German Film Academy Award (Deutscher Filmpreis) as well as the European Film Award for Best Original Score.

Life with music - education

2019 Film Music degree (Master) at the Film University Konrad Wolf in Babelsberg


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 studies 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