Who is Hans Zimmer?
Hans Florian Zimmer is a German composer of note. His talent for writing awe inspiring films scores that integrate traditional classical music with contemporary electronic instruments has seen him rise beyond his peers and mark him out as one of the greats of our time.
Zimmer spent the initial years of his career in the UK as a synthesizer session player and worked on the hit 1979 single Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles. Whilst in the UK, Zimmer co-founded the Lille Yard recording studio with Stanley Myers. The pair would write scores for films that would fuse traditional classical music with the use of cutting edge electronic equipment which would become Zimmer’s signature sound.
It was also at this time he wrote the theme music for the hit BBC gameshow Going For Gold in 1987.
His first major success came when he was asked to score the music for Rain Man. The 1988 classical film starred Hollywood greats Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman and saw Zimmer nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Music: Original Score. This preceded a huge rise in work for more big budget American films.
Today he is head of the film division at Dreamworks Studios and is known for being the composer of choice by many of the world’s very best directors, notably Chris Nolan, Hans has scored well over 150 award winning films. He has written the music for The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, Interstellar, 12 Years A Slave, Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, Sherlock Holmes, As Good As It Gets, The Preacher’s Wife, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and The Prince of Egypt.
His distinguished career has taken him all over the world and greatly decorated. Most famously, he won an Oscar for Best Music, Original Score for Disney’s The Lion King, which was also awarded a global globe and two Grammys.
In total he has received 10 Golden Globe Awards, 4 Grammys, 2 Golden Globes, a BAFTA and many nominations for the most illustrious industry awards.
Named by The Daily Telegraph in their list of Top 100 Living Geniuses, Zimmer has also received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as being presented with the prestigious Henry Mancini Award For Lifetime Achievement which was bestowed by the American Society Of Composers, Authors And Publishers in recognition of his incredible body of work.
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Due to start at 8pm, delayed til 8.10 because of the huge queues to go through security. I was in there for 15 before hand but people still coming in at 8.35. Appalling set up by o2. Orchestra, singers, choir were out of this world. Well worth the money an amazing performance that held my attention throughout.
Posted by Jayne Harry on 27/11/2019
The World Of Hans Zimmer, The O2 Arena, London - 26th November 2019
The musicianship was world class, each musical piece was an emotional rollercoaster, the stage set was amazing and the cinematography to back-drop to support the set-list was jaw-dropping. The whole event was spine-tinglingly awesome!
Posted by SeegZ on 24/03/2019
The World Of Hans Zimmer, OVO Arena Wembley, London - 23rd March 2019
The selection of music was as always fabulous and touched every emotion. Superb band/orchestra and choir (from Edinburgh) many tingling and moving moments The venue was one of the best organised I have ever been to - there may have been 10,000 people there but the queues at the bars and to get out of the car park etc were minimal. All down to forward planning and the large numbers of stewards and support personnel available. Security was easy but thorough. Well done to the Hydro for making it an even more memorable evening.
Posted anonymously on 19/06/2017
Hans Zimmer, OVO Hydro, Glasgow - 18th June 2017