David Hirschfelder is recognised globally as one of Australia’s most distinguished screen-composers, having garnered Oscar nominations for Scott Hicks' "Shine"
and Shekhar Kapur’s “Elizabeth”.
He is also the winner of two BAFTA (British Academy) awards for
"Strictly Ballroom" and "Elizabeth".
David’s recent film-scores include Jonathan Teplitzky’s "The Railway Man", which won AACTA and APRA film score awards in 2014; Russell Crowe's "The Water Diviner", which was nominated for an AACTA in 2014, won the 2014 FCCA Regal Cinema Award for Best Music Score, and also APRA Soundtrack of the Year Award in November 2015. And in December 2015, David received an AACTA nomination for his eclectic score to Jocelyn Moorhouse’s "The Dressmaker", starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis and Hugo Weaving.
Other works include “Eternity” for orchestra, choir and 1000 tap-dancers (commissioned for the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games), “Mixed Doubles” for string quartet (commissioned for the 2004 Adelaide Arts Festival), “Branches of Vayu” for trombone, two pianos and percussion (commissioned for the 2011 MSO Chamber Series), and “To a Child” for soprano and string quartet, part of a song-cycle set to 10 poems by Judith Wright, recorded and released in 2016 by Katie Noonan and The Brodsky Quartet