Christian Biegai is an award-winning film composer whose film scores can be heard in feature films, TV series, documentaries and animated movies.
One of Christian’s first scores was for Duncan Jones‘s short film “Whistle” (2002). A year later, he composed and recorded the score for “Regoch” (2003), a Croatian animated fairytale written and directed by Helena Bulaja. His work with Ms. Bulaja led to him scoring two Croatian short films, Jurai Lerotic’s “Then I See Tanja“ (2010) and Dana Budisavljević’s “Family Meals“ (2012). From 2006 to 2007, Christian worked as a freelance music editor and composer at Peter Jackson‘s Park Road Post studios in New Zealand. In 2008, along with fellow composers Dave Whitehead and Rikki Gooch, Christian was awarded the prize for Best Score for the documentary “The Big Picture” at the Quantas New Zealand Film and TV Awards.
Christian’s first feature film was the black comedy “Wir Sagen Du! Schatz“ (2007), written and directed by Marc Meyer. In 2009, he scored an episode of the iconic German crime show “Tatort”, directed by Didi Danquart. Since 2011, Christian has scored several episodes of the classic German children’s television series “Löwenzahn“. A longstanding creative relationship with director Brigitte Bertele has resulted in Christian scoring four of her feature films, “Nacht vor Augen” (2008), “Der Brand” (2011), “Grenzgang” (2013) and most lately “Ellas Entscheidung” (2016). Last year saw the release of a collaboration with Olaf Taranczewski, writing the music for the American feature film Mi America (2015), directed by Robert Fontaine, which will be released exclusively on HBO in 2017.
Christian studied saxophone performance at the University of the Arts in Berlin and at the Royal College of Music in London. He also earned a Master’s Degree in performance and electro-acoustic composition at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA.
As a saxophonist, Christian has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, clair-obscur saxophone quartet, Antony and the Johnsons, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Kammerorchester Leipzig, DM Stith, The Babylon Orchestra and the artist collective Edison Woods amongst others.
Christian’s studio is based in Kreuzberg, Berlin.