Dieter Schleip, composer, Munich
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  • Composer
Born on 06.02.1962 in Aachen (59 Years)

About Dieter Schleip

Born in Aachen in 1962, attended school in Aachen from 1968 to 1978; technical training from 1978 to 1981. Guitarist and keyboarder in various bands (eg "Catch 22") since about 1977; first own arrangements and compositions. Pronounced interest in film music from the very beginning. Founding member of the Aachen Film House in 1985, actively organizing the Aachen Film Festival. In 1986, composition of first film themes In 1987, moved to Munich with the intention of making composition of film music his sole profession. Jobs as studio guitarist, performing with various bands. Theatre engagements as technical/artistic freelance. First film contacts; composition of film scores - mostly for film students in the beginning - and production of these scores, under rather wild conditions at times. Extensive stays abroad (USA, Mexico, India, New Zealand for six months).

Within the next years, there was an intensifying co-operation with certain film directors likewise commencing their career. (Such as Martin Enlen or Jobst Oetzmann, later Thomas Berger, Vivian Naefe, Torsten C. Fischer, Dominik Graf, and others). In 1993, his first score for orchestra with the Tessarini Chamber Orchestra Brno is recorded (for the short "Der Magier" directed by Markus Wernig). In 1995, Schleip's film score for "Roula" gained attention and acknowledgement throughout the field. Hence scores to numerous motion pictures and TV films have been accomplished, mostly high-budget and with big orchestras. Since this point in his career Schleip has lived solely from his work as a film composer. In 1996, he won a scholarship of the Filmwerkstatt Essen for the European Film Music Composition Workshop 1996. Workshops presented by: Michael Nyman, Wojciech Kilar and Krystof Zanussi. In 1997, he won the same scholarship. Workshops headed by: Patrick Doyle and Randy Thom.

Schleip himself has been increasingly active teaching, e.g. presenting a workshop at the 7th International Summer Academy for Film, TV and Music in Munich in the summer of 2001. He has numerous awards and nominations, such as the German Television Award 2000 and 2003 (Category: Best Music) and the German Film Critics Award 2001 and 2002, both times for Best Film Music. Adolf-Grimme-Preis 2010 for filmmusic. Dieter Schleip is member of the "Deutscher Komponistenverband" (German Composers Association) and founder member of the "Deutsche Filmakademie" (German Film Academy).

Projects as composer

2021Die Rosenheim-CopsTV Series, ZDF [de]Werner SiebertBavaria Fiction GmbH
2021Rogue Trader (WT)
mit Giovanni Berg
Indie Feature FilmDavid PreuteLa Piscine Productionsmit Giovanni Berg
2020Ein Sommer auf ElbaTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Jophi RiesAriane Krampe Filmproduktion
2020Die Rosenheim-CopsTV Series, ZDF [de]Werner SiebertBavaria Fiction GmbH
2020Die Luft, die wir atmenTV Movie, ARD [de]Martin EnlenHR - Hessischer Rundfunk [de]
2020Annie - kopfüber ins LebenTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Martin EnlenBavaria Fiction GmbH
2019Die Rosenheim-CopsTV Series, ZDF [de]Laura ThiesBavaria Fiction GmbH
2018Die Rosenheim-CopsTV Series, ZDF [de]Werner SiebertBavaria Fiction GmbH
2017Die Rosenheim-CopsTV Series, ZDF [de]Werner SiebertBavaria Fiction GmbH
2016Ich war eine glückliche FrauTV Movie, ARD [de]Martin EnlenHR - Hessischer Rundfunk [de]
2016Die Rosenheim-CopsTV Series, ZDF [de]Werner SiebertBavaria Fiction GmbH
2016Herzblut. Ein KluftingerkrimiTV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], BR [de], Degeto [de]Lars MontagOdeon Fiction GmbH (formerly H&V Entertainment GmbH)
2016Schutzpatron. Ein Kluftingerkrimi
zusammen mit Richard Ruzicka
TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], BR [de], Degeto [de]Lars MontagOdeon Fiction GmbH (formerly H&V Entertainment GmbH)zusammen mit Richard Ruzicka
2016Pretty far from okayFeature FilmHelena Hufnagelfilmschaft maas & füllmich GmbH
2015Tatort - LuTV-Movie (Series), SWR [de]Jobst Christian OetzmannSWR Südwestrundfunk (Zusammenschluss von SDR und SWF) [de]
2015Die Rosenheim-CopsTV Series, ZDF [de]Werner SiebertBavaria Fiction GmbH
2015FriedenshöheShort FilmJosephine EhlertFirstGrade - Fiction & Non-Fiction Films [de]
2015Zweimal LebenslänglichTV Movie, ZDF [de]Johannes FabrickA. Pictures Film & TV. Productions GmbH [de]
2014Über den Tag hinausTV Movie, HR [de]Martin EnlenHR - Hessischer Rundfunk [de]
2014Mein vergessenes LebenTV Movie, ZDF [de]Gernot Krääif... Productions [de]

Film awards

2014Seegrund. Ein KluftingerkrimiDeutscher FilmmusikpreisBeste FilmmusikWinner
2011Der kalte HimmelDeutscher Fernsehpreis 2011Bester MehrteilerNominated
2010Kommissar Süden und der LuftgitarristAdolf-Grimme-PreisFilmmusikWinner
2009Wir sind das Volk - Liebe kennt keine GrenzenDer Deutscher Fernsehpreis 2009Beste MusikNominated
2009Ein Dorf schweigtDer Deutsche Fernsehpreis 2009Beste MusikNominated
2009So glücklich war ich noch nieMax Ophüls Filmmusikpreis der Saarland Medien GmbHBeste MusikWinner
2007Die HochstaplerPreis der deutschen Filmkritik 2007Beste MusikWinner
2003Männer häppchenweiseDeutscher FernsehpreisBeste MusikWinner
2003Der Anwalt und sein GastDeutscher FernsehpreisBeste MusikWinner
2003Himmelreich auf ErdenDeutscher FernsehpreisBeste MusikWinner
2002A Map of the HeartPreis der deutschen Filmkritik 2002Beste MusikWinner
2001The Loneliness of the CrocodilesPreis der deutschen FilmkritikBeste KinomusikWinner
2000Doppeltes DreieckDeutscher FernsehpreisBeste MusikWinner
2000Le masque du tueurDeutscher FernsehpreisBeste MusikWinner
1999Tatort - Schwarzer AdventDeutscher FernsehpreisBeste MusikNominated
1999Bittere UnschuldDeutscher FernsehpreisBeste MusikNominated

Basic data

LanguagesEnglish German
Immediate working areaMunich
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Bavaria