With his exceptional musicianship, versatility, technical expertise, knowledge and dedication, Frank Strobel has established himself as an important figure in the world of film music. He combines a thorough grounding in the concert repertoire with a wealth of experience as a conductor, arranger, editor, producer and recording artist. These qualities and skills give him unique insight into a rich and relatively unexplored area of the musical repertoire.

In addition to editing and conducting the original music for silent film classics, Frank Strobel has made a speciality of arranging and performing new scores. Furthermore, he also worked on numerous vintage films, some of them being Battleship Potemkin, The New Babylon, Alexander Nevski, and Dr Mabuse. In 2003 he received the award Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2004 for the recording for editing the reconstructed original music by Prokofiev. Moreover, he has also worked on many new German, British and American films and TV movies, including The Young Poisoner’s Handbook, Victory, etc.

Frank Strobel enjoys particularly close professional relationships with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others. From 1997 to 1998 he worked as the Principal Conductor of the German Filmorchestra Babelsberg and since 2000 he has been appointed Artistic Director of the European Film Philharmonic Institute Berlin. He participated in numerous music festivals, including the Berlin and Vienna Festivals.

Frank Strobel is strongly committed to the works of Alfred Schnittke. At the request of the composer himself, Frank Strobel was arranging the Schnittke’s film music into concert suites.


FILM MUSIC: The Last Laugh

Friday, 6 September 2013