Peter Thomas Gromer
A graduate of the University of Music Stuttgart Jazz Piano and Composition program, Peter was granted prestigious scholarships from the German Academic Foundation and from the Berklee College of Music. He went on to study Film Scoring at Berklee in Boston, and also at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, graduating in 2009.
Driven by his profound love for animated film, his orchestral score for the film URS was shortlisted for an Academy Award® for “Best Animated Short 2009” and won ‘Best Original Score’ at the Espinho International Film Festival. His journey also led him to share his knowledge as an educator, known and loved by his students for his creative approach teaching Improvisation, Theory and Composition at several Universities before gaining tenure at the renowned Bern Academy of the Arts in 2011.
Since then, he has turned his full attention towards composing music for film & television. To date he has scored well over a hundred television productions, feature films, commercials and animated shorts, and his music has been heard at prestigious film festivals around the world including Santa Barbara, Tokyo, Toronto and Cannes. He is well known in Germany for popular crime dramas like Polizeiruf 110, SOKO Stuttgart, as well as Tatort which was nominated for the acclaimed Grimme Award in 2020. He is also a two-time nominee for the German Film Score Award, in the categories ‘Best Score’ and ‘Best Song’.
When not writing for film or playing with his kids, Peter is an inspired pioneer in the realm of cutting-edge music technology. Co-founder and musical mind behind 'Nextmidi,' a creative music technology start-up company, his expertise drives the company's journey towards reshaping the landscape of music creation.
“I have been working with Peter for over a decade now. No matter what you throw at him, be it Pink Floyd, Sigur Rós, Fado songs, Bigband or a retro synth sound driven score like ’Stranger Things’ mixed with some contemporary orchestra choices - he will make it his own, make it fit the movie perfectly and will push the project onto a whole new level.” - J. Wischnewski, director
“Working with Peter for many years, I’m still amazed by the quality of his musical ideas. He knows his craft inside out, creates strong beautiful themes and is 100% reliable - and a really nice and laid-back guy to work with! Looking forward to the upcoming season”. - Max Baumeister, senior producer Bavaria Fiction
“Peter’s sense for tonality and his talent to compose memorable, deeply touching themes are extraordinary. His music is made for the big screen, but he never loses the sense of closeness and sensitivity” - M. Mayerhofer, director.