David Marlow is a British / German film, television and games composer. Classically trained as a conductor and pianist he is an extremely versatile composer who enjoys working in a team and loves being inspired by visuals to create a musical subtext: that extra layer of storytelling that makes all the difference. David Marlow also worked as music supervisor and musical director on the highly acclaimed biopic Louis van Beethoven.
Born to British parents he grew up in Germany, learning the piano and singing in choirs throughout his childhood. He trained as a conductor and started a performing career that led him to orchestras throughout Europe. Working as musical assistant to Andris Nelsons at the Bayreuth Festival for many years he deepened his insights into the music of Richard Wagner who can be said, amongst many other things, to be the grandfather of film music. He lives in North-Rhine Westfalia in Germany (Cologne) and also teaches conducting at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold (Detmold Music College).