Jan Willem de With is an award-winning German-Dutch film composer, producer and musician based in London. He won the German Film Music Award in 2016. His soundtracks and film productions have been internationally screened and performed at film festivals and events in Cannes, London, New York, Prague, Cologne and Zurich. For some of his productions, he has collaborated with musicians and ensembles such as "The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra", "Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra", "State Orchestra Halle", and Eurovision singer-songwriter Chiara Dubey. These collaborations have led to work in locations such as Abbey Road Studios London, Air-Edel Studio London and Smecky Studios Prague. He first received nationwide attention in the German TV show "Dein Song", a composition competition by KIKA ARD/ZDF. As a conductor his main focus is on film scores. Most recently he conducted the Wuppertal Symphonic Orchestra (who recently worked with Hans Zimmer) for a live-to-picture film music concert. Besides composition, Jan Willem works as a lecturer for film music at London South Bank University, festivals and conventions (such as the Medienforum Mittweida or Lüneburg Short-Film Festival IM.KASTEN). There, he develops young filmmakers' understanding about the use of sound and music, as well as the myriad collaborative aspects and demands in film productions. Jan Willem was born in Germany to German and Dutch parents. Driven by his passion for music, film and storytelling, he studied his Bachelor's degree in Film Composition at the Zurich University of Arts and completed his Master's in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music in London where he studied with Enrica Sciandrone, Francis Shaw, Ken Hesketh, Vasco Hexel and George Fenton.