Stefan Behrisch (1971)

Composer/Arranger/Conductor studied composition, arrangement, piano and guitar at the Amsterdam and Cologne Universities of Music.

Grammy Nomination 2020 „Best World Music Album“ for Bokantè ’s album „What heat“ with orchestral arrangments by Stefan Behrisch.

Stefan Behrisch is professor of composition at the Dresden conservatory of music.


2024: Composition of a suite for the opening ceremony of the Dresden „Archiv der Avantgarden“

2024: Arrangement of a new version of Richard Strauss‘ „Don Quixote“ for orchestra and narrator. Text by Oliver Kalkofe. Premiere by Deutsche Sinfonieorchester DSO, conducted by David Robertson at Berlin Philharmonie.

2024: Non-linear Arrangements of Game Music for concerts at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Interactive concerts with live gamer on stage.

2023: Orchestration of the music of Domi & JD Beck for performances and recording with Metropole Orkest, conducted by Jules Buckley

2023: Arrangements for Brainfeeder artist Jameszoo and ASKO| Schönberg orchestra & Slagwerk Den Haag. Album release in 2024.

2023: Conception and Arrangement of a suite of movie Solaris (starring George Clooney) by composer Cliff Martinez for Krakow Film Music Festival

2022: Conception and Arrangement of showreel/ imagefilm of WDR Funkhausorchester, conducted by Frank Strobel

2022: Orchestration of film „Mia and Me: The hero of centopia“ (composer: Christoph Zirngibl)

2021: Arrangements for New Years Eve Concert of ZDF German Television. Live from Semperoper Dresden, performed by Staatskapelle Dresden, conducted by Christian Thielemann.

2021: Orchestration of the music of Louis Cole for performances and recording with him and his band and Metropole Orkest, conducted by Jules Buckley

2021: Conception and Arrangement of suites of Martin Phipps‚ score of „Black Mirror“ and Murray Gold’s score of „Years and Years“ for FMF Film Music Festival Krakow/ Poland.

2021: New edition and arrangement of the Richard Wagner Ring Cycle for Cologne Opera.

2020: „Beethoven 5 recomposed“, premiered at Cologne Philharmonic Hall by WDR Funkhausorchester, conducted by Wayne Marshall.

2019: Reconstruction and completely new orchestration of King Kong (1933) by Max Steiner. Premiere at Alte Oper Frankfurt by HR Sinfonieorchester.

2019: Orchestral arrangements for Charlie Chaplin hommage program „With a smile“ by Orchestre de Paris. Premiere at Philharmonie de Paris.

2019: Orchestral Arrangement for concert „Black Movie Soundtrack“ at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles. LA Orchestra. Marcus Miller. Conducted by Vince Mendoza.

2019: Orchestral arrangements for Snarky Puppy and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Concert at Walt Disney Hall, LA. Conducted by Vince Mendoza.

2018: Orchestration for and with Jacob Collier for his album „Djesse Vol.1“ and his BBC Prom at Royal Albert Hall.

2018: Orchestral arrangements for Bokantè album „What heat“. Collaboration with Michael League.

2017: Orchestration of the score to „The Catcher was a Spy“ by Howard Shore. Starring Paul Rudd et al, directed by Ben Lewin.

2017: Arrangement for the LA Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

2017: Creation of Orchestral Soundscapes for the instrument „Thrill“ by Native Instruments.

2016: Music Preparation for CD recording of Antonio Sanchez and WDR Big Band Cologne, arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza.

2016: Production of library for Harry Gregson-Williams. Contemporary soundscapes with large orchestra. Recorded with Beethoven Orchestra Krakow, mixed at Air London.

2016: Arrangements for „Quincy Jones at the BBC Proms – Live at Royal Albert Hall“ with Quincy Jones, Laura Mvulu and the Metropole Orchestra. Conductor: Jules Buckley.

2016: Music preparation for orchestral sample recordings of Hans Zimmer at Air Lyndhurst Studios, London.

2016: Conception and Arrangement of an half-hour-suite of the film music by Cliff Martinez for orchestra and electronics. Film Music Festival Krakow/ Poland.

2015: Arrangements und conduction of WDR Big Band with soloist Erik Truffaz.


Jacob Collier, Snarky Puppy, Louis Cole, Domi & JD Beck, Jameszoo, Leona Lewis, Laura Mvula, Marcus Miller, Tina Guo, Jon Faddis, Asha Bhosle, Gretchen Parlato, Michael League, Paquito D’Rivera, Sarah Connor, Erik Truffaz, Montserrat Caballé, Helene Fischer, Max Mutzke et al.

Howard Shore, Harry Gregson-Williams, Vince Mendoza, Cliff Martinez, George Gruntz, Martin Phipps, Murray Gold et al.


LA Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, BBC Sympony Orchestra, Metropole Orchestra, Heritage Orchestra, ASKO| Schönberg & Slagwerk Den Haag, Filmharmonic Orchestra Prag, Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven Orchestra Krakow, Sinfonietta Cracovia, AUKSO Orchestra, Prague Symphonic Orchestra,

Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, WDR Sinfonieorchester, NDR Sinfonieorchester, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester DSO, WDR Funkhausorchester Köln, HR Sinfonieorchester, SWR Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Gürzenich Orchester Köln, Staatskapelle Weimar, Dresdner Sinfoniker, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Filmorchester Babelsberg,

WDR Big Band, NDR Big Band, HR Big Band, SWR Big Band et al.