Composer | Arranger | Conductor
Echo-Klassik and Hamburg Jazz Award winner Wolf Kerschek works internationally as a composer, conductor and arranger. In addition to the who's who of jazz (HR, WDR, NDR Big Band, Metropole Orkest etc.), his spectrum also includes classical music (Tokyo Symphony, Salzburg Camerata, Utah / Nashville Symphony etc.) and national and international pop (from Helene Fischer to Rammstein & from Michael Bolton to Rick Springfield). He conducted and orchestrated the FIFA anthem that sounds before every soccer World Cup game, composed the official songs for the German Television for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the World Athletics Championships in London and the European Women's Football Championship 2016, the draw for the 2018 World Cup, which he also conducted in the Kremlin and received the titles for the world records as conductor of the largest orchestra in the world (2016) and the largest rock band in the world (2019).
Since 2004 he has been the head of jazz department and professor of jazz composition and ensemble directing at the Hamburg University of Music and Drama.
As a film composer and producer trained in the USA, he has a large network of studio musicians who specialise in large productions with orchestras and big bands.