— screen composer & orchestrator



2018 My favorite fabric
2012 Wechselspiel


2015 Pawo
2011 Jagdgründe
2010 Lumo
2009 Steinfliegen


2015 Variétés
2012 Der Alte Fritz


2010 En Casa


Peer Kleinschmidt was born in Braunschweig/Germany where he discovered his passion for not only playing the piano but moreover for musical improvisation and composition in general. He graduated in 2012 with a Master Degree in Composition for Film-Music at the Film University Babelsberg “Konrad Wolf” Postdam/Germany.

His recent work includes the feature film My favorite fabric by Gaya Jiji, presented in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival 2018.

Peer was educated by Richie Beirach in Jazz-Piano and Composition at the academy of music “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig/Germany and Improvisation by Mikhail Alperin at the “Norges musikkhøgskole“ Oslo/Norway.

Next to his work for feature films, he also created scores for short animation movies like Pawo directed by Antje Heyn (2015), or the soon to be released Cat Lake City by Antje Heyn also.

Besides is work as a composer for film and instrumental music, Peer is accompanist for silent movies on the Welte-Cinema Pipe Organ at the Filmmuseum Potsdam and works as a producer for the German pop band Chapeau Claque and the singer Emma Mai.

Awards & nominations :

In 2018, Peer received the honorable mention of Die Goldenen Vier Linden Award at the Braunschweig Film Festival, for My favorite fabric.

In 2015, he received the World Soundtrack Award for SABAM Best Young Composer Competition at the International Film Music Festival Ghent/Belgium.

In 2010, Peer was nominated for the Jerry Goldsmith Award at the International Film Festival Úbeda/Spain for “Best Score” in the category Animation Film, for Steinfliegen.

Upcoming projects:

  • Cat Lake City

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