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Birth Place: Australia Profession: composer, record producer, keyboardist, songwriter, music arranger

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A former musician and music producer, David Hirschfelder garnered international attention and an Oscar nomination for his score and arrangements for "Shine" (1996), Scott Hicks' biopic of Australian pianist David Helfgott. He first gained attention in his native land as a member of the jazz ensemble Pyramid, which shared top billing at the 1993 Montrieux Jazz Festival. Hirschfelder has also worked as producer, composer and/or performer with a number of popular bands and classical artists like Little River Band. and flautist Jane Rutter. He enjoyed a particularly successful collaboration with Aussie pop star John Farnham that included four albums and several tours.

A former musician and music producer, David Hirschfelder garnered international attention and an Oscar nomination for his score and arrangements for "Shine" (1996), Scott Hicks' biopic of Australian pianist David Helfgott. He first gained attention in his native land as a member of the jazz ensemble Pyramid, which shared top billing at the 1993 Montrieux Jazz Festival. Hirschfelder has also worked as producer, composer and/or performer with a number of popular bands and classical artists like Little River Band. and flautist Jane Rutter. He enjoyed a particularly successful collaboration with Aussie pop star John Farnham that included four albums and several tours.

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1980:
Gained prominence in Australia as performer and composer with the jazz music group Pyramid
1982:
Pyramid was selected to open the Montrieux Jazz Festival
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Worked as keyboardist, songwriter and arranger for the Australian pop star John Farnham; also served as Farnham's musical director on his music tours
1987:
Scored the TV documentary "Suzi's Story"
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Performed, produced and/or composed songs for various pop and classical artists including Little River Band, Dragon and flautist Jane Rutter
1992:
Re-orchestrated, produced and performed on the Australian recording of the cast album for a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's "Jesus Christ Superstar"
1992:
Scored first feature film, "Strictly Ballroom", directed by Baz Luhrmann
1996:
Gained international attention with the score for Scott Hicks' "Shine", based on the life of Australian pianist David Helfgott; earned first Oscar nomination
1998:
Scored "Elizabeth", a lavish period drama about the life of the young Tudor queen; received Oscar nomination
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