Bernhard P. Eder

composer, conductor, baritone or bass voice, arranger

Bernhard Philipp Eder, MMag. art.
composer | conductor | arranger/orchestrator | performer

studied composition (with Martin Lichtfuss & Michael Jarrell), instrumentation/orchestration (with Ertugrul Sevsay) and orchestral conducting (with Uros Lajovic, Simeon Pironkoff & Johannes Wildner) at the University of Music & performing Arts Vienna, Austria

since October 2016 assistant teacher at the composing class of Prof. Dr. Martin Lichtfuss at the University of Music & performing Arts Vienna, Austria

works in both classical and contemporary music, as well as for film & media

conducted orchestras such as
ORF Radiosymphonie Orchester Wien, Sinfonietta dell' Arte, Pro Arte Orchestra, Triple-A-Consort (Advanced Austrian Artists), Kammerorchester Atout, Klaaspärlimäng Sinfonietta Tallinn, tonzauber Studio Orchestra Vienna

works regularily as an arranger for Hollywood in Vienna, The Sound of Hollywood, exil-arte, Philharmonia Orchestra London, Opera Graz, and several other international orchestras worldwide

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2006: 1st price "Salieri-heute" composing competition
2015: nomination "Best Score" for Austrian shortfilm "Daydreamer" ( at the Maverick Movie Awards

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-) conducting master classes with Fabio Luisi, Bertrand de Billy, Naoki Sugiyama & Johannes Wildner
-) choir conducting workshops with Erwin Ortner & Ingrun Fussenegger 2002-2005
-) composing workshops with Wladimir Pantchev (2000-2008) & Peter Eötvös (2013)
-) film scoring & orchestration masterclasses at
Hollywood Music Workshop 2009-2013 (Don Williams, Bruce Broughton, Blake Neely, Conrad Pope), including recording session conducting with Conrad Pope 2012/13

latest News
Assistant Teaching Position at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria 02. Oct 2016

From October 2016 on Bernhard Eder will be a part time assisting teacher for Prof. Dr. Martin Lichtfuss' composing class and will teach students of the first study section in Music Theory and Counterpoint.

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Short Profile

NameEder, Bernhard Philipp
Date of Birth1984-12-02
Born inAustria, Europe
Home LocationVienna, Austria
Main languageGerman
Additional languages English 
attended UniversitiesUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria

"conundrum" for 7 violins (2010)
1.Violine - Daniel Salecich
2.Violine - Seo Yulee
3.Violine - Yaromyr Babsky
4.Violine - Katharina Schwamm
5.Violine - Enikö Czellecz
6.Violine - Rusanda Panfili
7.Violine - Maria Ivanova Boneva

composed & conducted by Bernhard Eder


Recording of a live performance at the University of Music and performing Arts Vienna, Austria - May 7th 2010

About the piece itself:

I have composed  "conundrum" between October, 2009 and April, 2010.
I have tried out many new (at least for myself) elements of composition in this piece.

The idea behind it was the attempt to create as much rich timbres etc. as possible out of a limited tone and register space and sound space (as there also is the lack of other things as no deep tones/chords/sounds; also the ensemble builds a a homophone instrument combination with the same timbre relationship).

The violins are put up symmetrically in a semicircle, in order to create a kind of  "Real Life Dolby Surround sound" feeling of the melodic lines, sounds developments etc. by the different instruments in all possible directions and combinations (e.g., on the left - on the right, outside - inside, etc.) .

Besides, the 4th violin forms a kind of centre from which everything passes around the ball and from which as good as everything is initiated.
It was important for me, while writing the piece, to pay attention that the degree of technical difficulty is almost equal to the play within all 7 violins.
Actually an ideal piece for a big violin class, right? ^^

The world premiere of this piece took place in Tuesday, 27th April, 2010 in Joseph Haydn-Saal of the University of Music and performing Arts Vienna
within the scope of the class evening of the composition class Michael Jarrell (with whom I studied). 
"Days of Autumn & Wine" (2015)
music composed, orchestrated and conducted by Bernhard Philipp Eder (*1984)
performed by the "Triple-A-Consort" (Advanced Austrian Artists)
special thanks to Victor Gangl, Markus Zierhofer & Marina Vesic
Audio recording/editing/mix: Roland Schützenhofer
This file is a first mix and will be further worked on!
DAYS OF AUTUMN AND WINE, originally a short neoromantic piano piece intended for a protomional video, now recomposed and orchestrated for small orchestra.
A little exercise in orchestration so to speak ;-)
recorded on 10th January 2015 in Vienna, Austria 
Bernhard conducts his scoring session (May 2013)
Bernhard conducts the recording session for his first filmscore "Nostromo" (2013),
with his ensemble "Triple-A-Consort" (Advanced Austrian Artists) 
Audio selection of concert works (soundcloud)
For more recordings of my concert works, please go to: 
Bernhard with Randy Newman (Hollywood in Vienna 2014)
Bernhard had the chance to have a little talk with Hollywood legend Randy Newman, whose music Bernhard had the pleasure and honor of arranging and adapting for the concert performance at "Hollywood in Vienna 2014" with the ORF Radiosymphonie Orchester Wien at the Wiener Konzerthaus, conducted by Randy's cousin David Newman. 
Bernhard conducting (2013)
Bernhard rehearsing with the Klaaspärlimäng Sinfonietta in Tallinn, Estonia (July 2013) 
Bernhard with renowned Hollywood composer James Horner (Hollywood in Vienna 2013)
Bernhard posing with the late legendary composer James Horner, whose "Universal Pictures Anniversary Fanfare" Bernhard reconstructed and reorchestrated from scratch for the "Hollywood in Vienna 2013" Concert Gala at the Wiener Konzerthaus with the ORF Radiosymphonie Orchester Wien at the Wiener Konzerthaus.