Christine Aufderhaar completed classical piano studies (piano class Nora Doallo, composition class Paul Glass) at the Hochschule für Musik in Lugano. She then studied classical composition and composition for film music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, completing the double degree with honors in two years instead of the usual five. She then lived in Los Angeles, where she worked with composers Alf Clausen ("The Simpsons"), Jay Chattaway ("Star Trek") and Steve Bramson ("J.A.G.") within a 'Mentorship Program of the Society of Composers and Lyricists'.
Christine has been honored with several awards, cultural prizes and scholarships in the USA, Germany and Switzerland. In 2006, she was invited by ASCAP to the prestigious film scoring workshop in Los Angeles, allowing her to look over the shoulders of composers such as Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Jeff Rona and others at work. In 2007, the members of the "Federation of Film & Audiovisual Composers of Europe" selected Christine Aufderhaar as "European Composer 2008 for Switzerland". In 2013 she was nominated for the German Music Authors Award.
Christine Aufderhaar has written award-winning film scores for a variety of films, and her concert music is performed internationally. Her most recent stage music was written for the theater production "Mutterland", which premiered in spring 2015 at the Kosmos Theater in Vienna.
SINCE 2002 Christine Aufderhaar lives in Berlin. From 2004 - 2007 she taught film music composition at the Babelsberg Academy of Film and Television. Since 2007, the busy composer has been writing successful music for film, concert and stage.
Collaborations with the 'Hessisches Rundfunksinfonieorchester', the 'Tonhallen Orchester', the 'Basler Knabenkantorei', the 'Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg', the 'Wroclaw Score Orchester', the 'Berlin Film Ensemble' and regularly with members of the 'Berliner Philharmoniker'.
Christine Aufderhaar is on the board of the German Film Academy and the German Film Composers Union (DEFKOM) and a member of the Academy of German Music Authors.