IT START WITH
An Endless Passion for Music
For Discovery, for People, for Life...
Music has captivated me since I was a child, evoking profound emotions and enabling extraordinary experiences. Whether I am composing, conducting, or simply immersing myself in its melodies, those are the moments when I am fully present in the here and now. It is through music that I find true liberation and a sense of freedom. I completed my studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main, specializing in composition, while also pursuing Mathematics at Goethe University.
Since graduating in 2015, I have embarked on an enriching journey as a composer, collaborating with esteemed theater directors and filmmakers. Simultaneously, I have embraced the role of conductor, leading four choirs and proudly serving as the Musical Director of Sound of Musicals. Additionally, I impart my knowledge and passion for music through piano and vocal lessons, as well as engaging workshops. Furthermore, I have had the opportunity to contribute to various captivating game projects, expanding my repertoire of creative endeavors.
My true passion lies in composition.
I have had the privilege of working with esteemed theater directors such as Thomas Stang in Fürth and Simon Möllendorf and Caroline Millner in Frankfurt. Unfortunately, a project with director Cornelia Hargesheimer has been indefinitely postponed due to the impact of the ongoing pandemic.
The installation „immer weiter machen, weiter machen“ (keep going, keep going) was a remarkable artistic experience.
I have a strong affinity for arranging music, especially for large ensembles and choirs. Since 2016, I have dedicated myself each year to creating intensive musical arrangements for Sound of Musicals, which are performed in a grand format every summer.
"Innovation requires space for dreaming, and perhaps even more importantly, room for mistakes.
Detours and complications foster a deeper knowledge and understanding of the subject."
This quote beautifully captures what I strive to live by. The culture of mistakes I grew up with does not allow room for mistakes and a learning process that describes them as a completely normal part of a learning curve. Mistakes should serve as guidance to help us develop a better understanding. By embracing them, we can be true to ourselves.
For this reason, it is even more important to me, both in teaching and in my musical work, to create space for innovation and establish a healthy error culture.
Joachim Sauter was a pioneer and co-developer of Terravision 1993, the predecessor of Google Maps that was released in 2005.