Niki Reiser was born 1958 in Aargau. He studied classical music in Basel and majored in film music while studying jazz & classical music in Boston. He became acquainted with director Dany Levy in 1986 and wrote the music for his first film DU MICH AUCH. His international breakthrough came with the film music for Caroline Link’s JENSEITS DER STILLE (1996). He has since composed music for numerous films including NIRGENDWO IN AFRIKA (2001), HEIDI (2001), DAS FLIEGENDE KLASSENZIMMER (2003), DIE WEISSE MASSAI (2005), IM WINTER EIN JAHRE (2008) and MARIA, IHM SCHMECKT'S NICHT (2009). As yet, Reiser is five-times-winner of the German Film Award.