Damian Marhulets

Born 1980 in Minsk, Belarus, Damian was accepted to prestigious Minsk College of Music at the age of 6. It was not long until he began performing as an oboe soloist with some of the most renowned orchestras in the country and abroad. Still in his early childhood, Damian became a prizewinner of numerous major international music competitions.

His music career took a new turn in 2000 when he relocated to Germany. Following his artistic inquisitiveness he soon immersed himself in the underground experimental music scene. His musical education shifted from oboe performance to modern composition and electronic music, that he studied at the Music Academy in Hannover and in Cologne with Prof. Johannes Schoellhorn and Joachim Heintz.

Recent projects of Damian include large-scale stage performances in which he combines acoustic instruments with electronics and visuals. In the last couple of years he collaborated with such renowned musicians as David Krakauer, Frank Bungarten, Szymanowski String Quartet, Murat Coskun, Marina Baranova and many others.

Besides from writing concert music as well as music for theatre, film and dance, he toured all over Europe and USA, having played his own music at many different music festivals and alternative DJ clubs.

Damian is at home in the classical and electronic world in a sophisticated way. He is able to combine these two worlds in a way it always sounds light, playful and natural.

On score composing he has worked on various cinema releases as a ghost-writer for his brother who is also a film composer living in LA. Himself he has done the score for a documentary for the German public TV station ZDF.