Marian Lux - © Peter Schmidt

Marian Lux


The composer and pianist Marian Lux was born on November 24th 1982 in Bad Freienwalde (Germany). He began playing piano at the age of four and received his first lessons at the age of six. At the age of fifteen he performed as a soloist with the State Orchestra Frankfurt/Oder playing Beethoven’s 1st Piano Concerto. In 1998 Lux transferred to the music high school “Carl-Philipp-Emmanuel-Bach” in Berlin while at the same time being instructed in piano by Thomas Just at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler”.

During his school years Lux successfully participated in the German national competition “Jugend Musiziert” several times and received first prize in the category ‘piano and wind instrument’.

Lux began his studies in media composition (focussing on film music) at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” with Professor Wefelmeyer.

One year before his studies began Lux’s own composition (“Film Colours”) for symphonic wind and brass orchestra and piano was performed in the studio of the SFB in Berlin with Marian at the piano. The same year his piece “Facets for Chamber Orchestra” was premiered in Eisenach with the “Klangfonie” conducted by Lux himself.

In the following period Lux recorded several film music scores for short films with the Film Orchestra Babelsberg and the State Youth Orchestra of Brandenburg. In 2006 he won the prize for best film music at the film festival “INT. FF Expresion” in Corto, San Miquel (Mexico) for the film “Bass in Contra” by Alex Schmidt.

In 2005 his symphonic piece “Dreamwalks” was premiered under the helm of Sebastian Weigle in the Konzerthaus Berlin. Additional performances of the piece followed in Graz, with the State Orchestra Wiesbaden and in Lithuania with the Young Philharmonic Brandenburg.

Marian Lux participated in the “Composer’s Lab” of the “8th Moonstone Film Makers Lab” in Ilmenau (Germany) as one of eight young composers in the master class of world renowned British film composer Patrick Doyle (“Harry Potter & Order of the Phoenix”, “Hamlet”, “Bridget Jones’ Diary” and “Frankenstein”).

Lux currently lives and works in Berlin where he predominantly composes film music. He composed the music for the German RTL TV series “Die Familienanwältin” (2005/2006) with Andreas Bick as well as the highly successful German ARD series “Der Dicke” starring Dieter Pfaff (2007/2008).

In addition to his work for television Lux is currently composing the music for the cinema documentary “Die Eroberung der inneren Freiheit”. The feature film directed by Alex Schmidt, with whom Lux has successfully worked for many years, will be completed in the fall of 2008.

Marian Lux has also made a name for himself in Berlin as a pianist and arranger. He regularly works with such diverse artists as Arnold Krohne, Betty Vermeulen or Nina Omilian. His artistic repertoire in these engagements ranges between classical, jazz and rock/pop.

These three musical styles are at the centre of Lux’s first rock opera he is currently working on with Nina Omilian. The premiere is set for 2009.