Pianist and Composer
Volker Bertelmann is one of the most prominent composers of contemporary music for prepared piano and is known as a solo artist under the name Hauschka. In addition to music for dance and theater, collaborations with fellow artists such as the Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn and the experimental Icelandic band múm, Volker Bertelmann composes for soloists, ensembles and orchestras, including Avi Avital, Nicolas Altstaedt, the Alma Quartet and the MDR Symphony Orchestra. In the film field, he recently scored Edward Berger's remake of »Nothing New in the West«, among others. His music for the Oscar-nominated drama »Lion« by Garth Davis, composed together with Dustin O'Halloran, won the AACTA Award and was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA in 2017. Volker Bertelmann is a member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts, the German Film Academy and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.