From subtle yet suspenseful melodies in ‘Hollow Man 2’ and ‘The Breed’ to action-packed movie scores such as ‘Northmen – A Viking Saga‘ and ‘Live Free or Die Hard’, film composer Marcus Trumpp has shown he knows how to sweep an audience musically off its feet. Over the past decade, Trumpp has written, orchestrated and recorded music for film, television, commercials and multimedia in the US, Germany, England and China. A classically trained musician from Stuttgart, Germany, Trumpp’s scores combine the richness of the Old World with the restless energy of his adopted homeland in the New World.

Since his arrival in Hollywood in 1998, Trumpp has collaborated on a broad range of projects. These include such box office hits as ‘I, Robot’, ‘Red Eye’ and ‘Underworld: Evolution’; video and computer games ‘Medal of Honor’, ‘GUN’, and ‘James Bond: From Russia with Love’; as well as smaller independent work such as ‘Vikaren’, ‘Legwork’, and ‘The Persistence of Dreams’. In addition to his film work, Trumpp has composed various concert pieces. In 2001, his ‘Manipulator Suite’ for large orchestra, was performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the European Patent Academy to sold-out concert halls throughout Southern Germany.

Trumpp grew up in a music loving family in Germany. His grandfather, an opera singer, inspired him to learn to play the piano at the age of four. Always interested in film, Marcus loved cartoons as a kid and actually made his first stop-motion 8mm film on his parents’ dinner table when he was only seven years old. But it was not until he saw ‘The Neverending Story’ that Marcus discovered the magic of film music and its emotional impact on the audience. He instantly fell in love with the works of Ennio Morricone, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams, and devoted all of his time to studying the art of composition and orchestration.

In 1993, Trumpp graduated from high school in Germany and wrote the musical ‘Metropol’, which was performed in Stuttgart and received much critical acclaim. His career in composing music for film began in 1994 when he wrote the score for the award-winning German picture My Grandfather and The Man in the Moon. In 1998, Trumpp attended the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Program at the University of Southern California, where he received training from such film music luminaries as Elmer Bernstein, David Raksin, and Leonard Rosenman. Upon completion, ASCAP selected Trumpp to attend its Film Scoring Workshop, which made one of his biggest dreams come true — to work with the Hollywood Studio Symphony.

Trumpp continues to collaborate with some of the world’s most outstanding musicians, composers and orchestrators. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.




2023: Palido
2023: Renfield  (additional)
2023: Plane
2022: Deep Water  (additional)
2021: Venom: Let There Be Carnage  (additional)
2021: Fear Street Part Three: 1666  (additional)
2021: Fear Street Part Two: 1978  (additional)
2021: Fear Street Part One: 1994
2020: Love and Monsters
2019: The Room Above
2019: Velvet Buzzsaw  (additional)
2019: Regionrat
2018: L'Empereur de Paris
2018: Children of the Earth (short)
2018: A Quiet Place (additional)
2017: Little Evil
2017: Mathilde (additional)
2017: The Snowman (additional)
2017: Logan
2016: Scriptor (short)
2016: Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich
2016: The Shallows (additional)
2016: Independence Day: Resurgence (additional)
2016: Gods of Egypt (additional)
2015: Into the Grizzly Maze
2015: Hitman: Agent 47 (additional)
2015: Fantastic Four (additional)
2015: True Story (additional)
2014: The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
2014: Northmen: A Viking Saga
2014: Seventh Son (additional)
2014: The Drop (additional)
2014: The November Man (additional)
2014: X-Men: Days of Future Past (additional)
2013: Carrie (additional)
2013: The Wolverine (additional)
2013: White House Down (additional)
2013: World War Z (additional)
2013: A Good Day to Die Hard (additional)
2012: The Woman in Black (additional)
2011: Sniper: Reloaded
2011: Anonymous (additional)
2011: Scream 4 (additional)
2011: Soul Surfer (additional)
2010: My Soul to Take (additional)
2010: Jonah Hex (additional)
2010: Repo Men (additional)
2009: V (TV Series) (additional)
2009: 2012 (additional)
2009: Knowing (additional)
2008: Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy Number 1
2008: Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct
2008: Amusement (additional)
2008: 10,000 B.C: (additional)
2008: The Eye (additional)
2007: Forecast
2007: Live Free or Die Hard (additional)
2007: The Invisible (additional)
2006: The Breed
2006: Hollow Man II
2006: Dr. Dolittle 3  (additional)
2006: Underworld: Evolution (additional)
2005: The Persistence of Dreams
2005: Gun (VG) (additional)
2005: Red Eye (additional)
2005: Cursed (additional)
2002: Legwork (short)
2001: Small Shots (TV Series)
2001: Runners
1994: My Grandfather and the Man in the Moon

2020: A Quiet Place: Part II
2018: A Quiet Place
2014: Maleficent
2012: Snow White and the Huntsman
2011: The Thing
2011: Anonymous
2011: Green Lantern
2011: Gnomeo & Juliet
2010: The Last Airbender
2010: Jonah Hex
2008: Max Payne
2008: 10,000 B.C:
2007: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
2007: The Simpsons Game
2007: 3:10 to Yuma
2007: Live Free or Die Hard
2007: The Invisible
2007: Vikaren
2006: The Omen
2006: Hollow Man II
2005: Red Eye
2005: The Deal
2005: xXx: State of the Union
2005: Cursed
2004: Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (VG)
2004: Flight of the Phoenix
2004: AVP: Alien vs. Predator
2004: I, Robot
2004: The Punisher (VG)
2004: Hellboy
2003: Beethoven's 5th
2003: Hollywood Homicide
2002: Hi Frank!
2002: The 4th Tenor
2002: Legwork (short)
2002: Saint Sinner
2002: Halloween Resurrection
2002: Balto: Wolf Quest
2002: Stolen Summer
2001: A Day in their Lives: WW1 Fighter Pilot
2001: A Day in their Lives: Conquistador (TV)
2001: Runners
2000: A Diva's Christmas Carol (TV)
2000: Young Americans (TV Series)




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