The World of Hans Zimmer

a symphonic celebration

The “The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration” concert tour is on a triumphal procession across the world. The groundbreaking tour, which stars longtime friends and colleagues of Hans Zimmer – the rock star of film score composers – is set to remain in high demand.

Hans Zimmer is curator and musical director of the show, and although he isn’t performing himself, he has invited several renowned soloists from his talent factory and circle of friends to take part in the tour.

Lisa Gerrard – the voice of Hans Zimmer who’s been known worldwide since the “Gladiator” anthem “Now We Are Free”. Pedro Eustache – the flautist of “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Kung Fu Panda”, amongst many others, as well as violinist Rusanda Panfili and percussionists Lucy Landymore and Aleksandra Šuklar,  who already contributed to the composer’s Hans Zimmer Live Tour.

Further talented soloists chosen by Hans Zimmer for the tour are the singers Gan-ya Ben-gur Akselrod and Asja Kadrić, guitarist Amir John Haddad, e-bass player Juan Garcia-Herreros, pianist Eliane Correa, as well as the percussionist Luis Ribeiro.

Under the direction of Gavin Greenaway – the soundtrack conductor Hans Zimmer says he trusts more than he trusts himself – a symphony orchestra delivers an intense and unforgettable concert experience.

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The “The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration” concert tour is on a triumphal procession across the world. The groundbreaking tour, which stars longtime friends and colleagues of Hans Zimmer – the rock star of film score composers – is set to remain in high demand.

Hans Zimmer is curator and musical director of the show, and although he isn’t performing himself, he has invited several renowned soloists from his talent factory and circle of friends to take part in the tour.

Lisa Gerrard – the voice of Hans Zimmer who’s been known worldwide since the “Gladiator” anthem “Now We Are Free”. Pedro Eustache – the flautist of “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Kung Fu Panda”, amongst many others, as well as violinist Rusanda Panfili and percussionists Lucy Landymore and Aleksandra Šuklar,  who already contributed to the composer’s Hans Zimmer Live Tour.

Further talented soloists chosen by Hans Zimmer for the tour are the singers Gan-ya Ben-gur Akselrod and Asja Kadrić, cellist Marie Spaemann, guitarist Amir John Haddad, e-bass player Juan Garcia-Herreros, pianist Eliane Correa, as well as the percussionist Luis Ribeiro.

Under the direction of Gavin Greenaway – the soundtrack conductor Hans Zimmer says he trusts more than he trusts himself – a symphony orchestra delivers an intense and unforgettable concert experience.

The World of Hans Zimmer

THE OFFICIAL CD

The official album by Sony Classical is available now. The recording took place at the famous traditional concert hall Wiener Konzerthaus featuring renowned ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and choir Neue Wiener Stimmen conducted by Martin Gellner in the course of the “Hollywood in Vienna” festival.

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THE BLURAY AND
EXTENDED VERSION

The BluRay album contains the music video for “Time (Alan Walker Remix)” as well as all 6 music videos from the “Enter The World of Hans Zimmer” video competition as bonus material.

The Extended “WOHZ” album consists of the 2-CD audio album + BluRay.

AFTER MOVIE 2019

A look behind the scenes of the 2019 tour of THE WORLD OF HANS ZIMMER.

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TO BE PART OF THE SHOW

Learn more about the artists of THE WORLD OF HANS ZIMMER.

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ENTER THE WORLD OF HANS ZIMMER

Create a music video to be featured on Hans Zimmer’s official YouTube channel entering a unique competition! Sony Music, YouTube and Semmel Concerts are calling all creatives to dive into the fascinating World Of Hans Zimmer. Participants can pick one of five iconic compositions from the World of Hans Zimmer Album and create their very own music video. A jury will choose the winning entries to be featured on the official Hans Zimmer YouTube channel and the winning creators to be invited to a World of Hans Zimmer concert. For more information and participation visit: www.entertheworldofhanszimmer.com

Good luck to all creators!

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Upcoming Events

Basel

24 September 2022 / 07.30 pm showstart
St. Jakobshalle

Geneva

25 September 2022 / 06.30 pm showstart
Geneva ARENA

Reims

27 September 2022 / 08.00 pm showstart
Reims Arena

Paris

28 September 2022 / 08.00 pm showstart
Accor Arena

Rouen

29 September 2022 / 08.00 pm showstart
Seine Zénith

Amnéville (Metz)

30 September 2022 / 08.00 pm showstart
Le Galaxie

Grenoble

01 October 2022 / 08.00 pm showstart
Palais des Sports

Aix-en-Provence

02 October 2022 / 06.30 pm showstart
Arena du Pays d’Aix

Taipei City

28 September 2023 / 07.30 pm showstart
Taipei Music Center

Taipei City

29 September 2023 / 07.30 pm showstart
Taipei Music Center

Taipei City

30 September 2023 / 07.30 pm showstart
Taipei Music Center

Taipei City

01 October 2023 / 02.30 pm showstart
Taipei Music Center

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Featuring

Illustration by Nikkolas Smith
Illustration by Nikkolas Smith

FAQ

About Hans Zimmer

HANS ZIMMER has scored more than 200 projects across all mediums, which, combined, have grossed more than 28 billion dollars at the worldwide box office and earned him an Academy Award®, three Golden Globes®, three Grammys®, an American Music Award and a Tony® Award.

Zimmer’s work highlights over the past few years include WIDOWS, which reteamed the composer with director Steve McQueen after previously working together on the critically acclaimed 12 YEARS A SLAVE; BLADE RUNNER 2049 which he co-scored alongside Benjamin Wallfisch and earned Grammy, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice nominations for Best Score; and Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK which earned him nominations for an Academy Award, Grammy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, and Critics’ Choice Award.

Other notable scores of Zimmer’s include GLADIATOR, THE THIN RED LINE, AS GOOD AS IT GETS, RAIN MAN, THE DARK KNIGHT trilogy, INCEPTION, THELMA AND LOUISE, BLACK HAWK DOWN and THE LAST SAMURRAI. Zimmer’s 2021 films included the James Bond film NO TIME TO DIE and Denis Villeneuve’s DUNE, the latter of which earned him significant praise and multiple recognitions including receiving his third Golden Globe Award, his 12th Academy Award® nomination, Grammy Award and Critics Choice Award nominations, as well as other critics circles across the globe, and his scores for both DUNE and NTTD were included among BAFTA’s long list.

Composing the score for Dune was a lifelong dream for Hans. When it came time to make that dream a reality, he spent months creating new instruments, defining, creating, and seeking new sounds, pushing the envelope. Based on mainly female voices, the masterful score elevates the soul and is completely immersive. In addition to the film score, there were three separate album releases of music from and in celebration of Dune starting September 3 – The Dune Sketchbook (Music from the Soundtrack), Dune (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) and The Art and Soul of Dune.
His upcoming releases include the highly anticipated TOP GUN: MAVERICK.

Zimmer has completed highly successful tour stops for his HANS ZIMMER LIVE concert all around the world and will continue to perform in an upcoming new European tour in 2022.

Q&A with Hans Zimmer about Xperiments

Some movies become a playing field for experimentation, encouraging the laboratory doors to never quite close. We ended up with nearly 16 hours worth of music and it just seemed a shame not to let some random tracks and demos see the light of day,” wrote Hans Zimmer on the release of Xperiments, a new soundtrack album featuring previously unreleased suites and themes written for the X-Men movie Dark Phoenix.

We spoke with the composer about the most striking film album of the summer.

The Dark Phoenix storyline was controversial when it came out in Marvel Comics in the 1980s, because some thought a hero could not become that dark. How much research do you do into a comic book storyline before composing? Or do you watch only the current film version of the story?
HZ: I knew the comic book, the story. And long conversations with Simon, our writer/director.

Do you read comics? If so, which character do you most relate to?
HZ: Frank Miller’s “Dark Knight” is pretty relatable, but any art done by Barry Windsor-Smith or Bernie Wrightson got me through my teenage years. ‘Moebius’ – Jean Giraud became a favourite, and then Art Spiegelman elevated it all…

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
HZ: Deliver a piece of music on time!

Marvel has rarely attempted to create characters with “musical” super-powers, (Dazzler being the most well-known) mostly I imagine because comics have no soundtracks. Do you think a comic could come with a soundtrack?
HZ: Absolutely!

How did this album come about? Did fans demand it?
It was really because we truly had so many experiments left. The film had changed so much, but our core ideas had not… so it seemed like a fun idea to unleash those little bits of anarchy. Plus, so loved and really wanted to show off the amazing work of people like Loire Cotler, Suzanne Waters (she sang once 11 hours straight…). Guthrie Govan, Tina Guo, Andy Page and Nico Abondolo absolutely shine.

How was the process with your collaborators?
Let everyone invent, add ideas to each other’s work – be a band.

What can fans look forward to on this special release?
HZ: It’s basically a diary of ideas and seeing how they developed over time.

Xperiments is available here

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Recognition for Hans Zimmer (selection)
Hans Zimmer filmography (selected films from 1988)

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