Marc Marder composes music for film, theater and concert. He received the Deutscheschallplatten Preis in 1991 for his soundtrack for the silent feature, "Sidewalk Stories" by Charles Lane. He has also collaborated eighteen times with the Franco-Cambodian director Rithy Panh on documentaries and features and their new feature, "The Missing Picture" has just been awarded the grand prize of the Certain Regard section at the Cannes Festival. Four of their other films have been invited to the Official Selection at the Festival ("Neak Sre / Rice People," "An Evening After the War," "S21," and "The Artists of the Burned Theater") and have won numerous prizes at many international festivals.
He has also won the Best Music Award in Luchon for his score for the television drama, "The Trench of Hope," by French director Jean-Louis Lorenzi for whom he has written nine other scores. He has written about 70 soundtracks for feature, television and documentary films. His theater music has been performed at the Comédie Française and some concert works have been commissioned by French Radio and premiered at major chamber music festivals in France.
Also a performing double bassist Marc Marder was soloist of the Ensemble Intercontemporain (Pierre Boulez, director), first chair of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, New York, member of the French National Orchestra (Leonard Bernstein and Lorin Maazel, conductors) and professor at both the Conservatories of Lyon and Paris, France and continues to pursue a career as chamber musician. Some of the musicians he?s performed with include Rudolf Serkin, Sandor Vegh, Paul Tortelier, YoYo Ma, Gidon Kremer, Boris Berezovsky, Janos Starker, Alain Plan?s?