About me

Hanna Sophie Lüke (M.A.) is a music composer, music journalist and presenter for music and science topics based in Cologne, Germany.

In 2023, Hanna Sophie Lüke was commissioned to compose a piece for the IBPT and KCETA at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In her instrumental composition "Future Super Accelerator", which she also produced herself, science and music are brought together as a listening experience. This is a focus of her musical work.
In 2022, Hanna Sophie Lüke was awarded the composition commission "Variations on Mystery of Love" for the WDR Funkhausorchester Köln (world premiere 2022 in the broadcasting hall of Westdeutscher Rundfunk). In 2021 she was a participant in the WDR think tank "A new sound for the WDR Funkhausorchester".
2021 she was the winner of the composition competition by the Media Innovation Orchestra, Austria, and her compositions were performed life by the orchestra in Vienna. 

Her original compositions have been released eg. by Sonoton Production Music, Universal Production Music and West One Music. She is a regular commissioned to writing demos for Native Instruments and Orchestral Tools. Her latest film score is „Geschrei“ (Dir.: Damian Szmurlo, 2023, artistic documentary). Since 2018 she is an ardent contributor to a composition collaboration with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg and her recordings with the orchestra have been played by radio and tv stations like BBC, RTL and WDR. Her 2021 recordings with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg premiered at the FilmMusicHouse at Sundance Film Festival 2021.

After completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in „Popular Music and Media“ at University Paderborn/HfM Detmold, Hanna Sophie Lüke completed her Master of Music „Music Journalism for Broadcasting and Multimedia“ with distinction at Karlsruhe University of Music (degree thesis radio-feature and documentary film: „Break (in) time - Die Pause in der Musik“). She took part in several masterclasses, e.g. Vocal Solo Singing Class „Belcanto am Broadway“ (Noelle Turner), or Masterclass „Jazz Vocals & BigBand“ (Anette von Eichel).

As music journalist, author, presenter and speaker Hanna Sophie Lüke has a long track record in working for radio programmes like 1LIVE, WDR 2, WDR 3, WDR 4 and orchestras like WDR Funkhausorchester, Gürzenich Orchestra and Deutsche Grammophon/Klassikakzente. In 2016 she was the responsible editor for the concert project "One day in life" with architect Daniel Libeskind at Alte Oper Frankfurt. She works as lecturer for music journalism and media coach.

As a presenter with focus on science and film music, Hanna Sophie Lüke appears at renowned festivals like SoundTrack_Cologne, SoundTrack_Zurich, Berlinale, FilmMusicHouse at Sundance Film Festival or the regular science series & science festival EFFEKTE (since 2013) eg. on the topic „Climate - Environment - Sustainability“. She hosts international events, conferences and symposiums like "ARTE Filmnacht @EFFEKTE" Karlsruhe, BTHVN2021 Dresden, HEIKA Symposium „KI im Dienste des Menschen? Möglichkeiten und Grenzen“ Karlsruhe or „10 Years Helmholtz Institut Ulm - Jubilee Celebration“. At the music conferences SoundTrack_Zurich and SoundTrack_Cologne she hosts film music panels eg. with Lele Marchitelli, Flemming Nordkrog and Zeltia Montes and was the host of STC's award ceremony 2020, 2021 & 2022.

Hanna Sophie Lüke is co-founder of the female composer collective track15  and alumni of SoundTrack_Cologne's first Female Film Composer Class 2018. She is member of WIFT - Women in Film and Television and AWFC - the Alliance for Women Film Composers, and jury-member of Peer Raben Award (STC).