Concert and tribute to Patrick Doyle in Germany

Composer Patrick Doyle is going to receive Braunschweig International Film Festival’s White Lion Award this week.


In its 30th anniversary year, the festival is celebrating this newly created award for the lifetime achievement of a significant contemporary film composer.

Patrick Doyle - BIFF 2016 - Portrait


The festival, that started yesterday and will take place November 7th – 13th in Braunschweig (Germany), will show eight of Patrick Doyle’s films: the animation film Brave (2012), the Mafia film Carlito‘s Way with Al Pacino (1993), some of his collaborations with Kenneth Branagh like Henry V (1989) or Much Ado About Nothing (1993) and Disney’s Cinderella (2015), the science-fiction film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes“ (2011) and Emma Thompson’s Academy Award winning adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (1995).


Besides film screenings, the festival will hold two special events with the composer:


  • On Thursday 10th, Patrick Doyle will be presenting the German premier performance of his live score for the silent film It (1927) at 9:00 pm in the Schloss Arkaden, Braunschweig. There, the Braunschweig Staatsorchester will be performing his score under the musical leadership of the English conductor James Shearman.

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  • On Saturday, November 12th at 11:00am, the festival will present Patrick Doyle in a film discussion with his composer colleague, and Oscar-nominee Gary Yershon.