I am Marc David Ferrum. 25 years old, composer, artist or just one of those ominous ›creative people‹. My passion and talent for things that require phantasy, creativity and an eye – and of course an ear – for the beautiful things in life appeared quite early.
Besides music, which has always been an important, if not the most important part of my life, I am also strongly interested in photography and interior design.
However, principally I am a composer and currently doing a bachelor’s degree in Music with Markus Hechtle and Wolfgang Rihm at the University of Music Karlsruhe, Germany. My interests are especially instrumental and vocal music as I am again and again inspired and fascinated by their multifaceted possibilities.
Since early 2016, I have had a growing interest in traditional Japanese music as well as the use of traditional Japanese instruments together with contemporary music. For more information, please visit the menu item ›Japan‹.
Portrait by Elisa Beck | music journalist | HfM Karlsruhe (in german) :
Official short CV:
Marc David Ferrum was born in Stuttgart in 1995. Since 2015 he has been studying composition with Prof. Markus Hechtle at the University of Music Karlsruhe. He also received important impulses from Prof. Wolfgang Rihm and from Prof. Motoharu Kawashima during his studies abroad at the Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo.
In 2018 he won the first prize of the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Competition in the category of composition for his work “summernightmare”, which was published by the Berlin publishing house Ries & Erler in August of the same year.
In addition to Germany (Nachtklänge of the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Festival Zeitgenuss Karlsruhe, off-programme of the International Summer Courses for Contemporary Music Darmstadt and many more) his music became known to a wider public through several world premieres in Japan.