About me

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

2022 she received a composition commission for the WDR Funkhausorchester by the WDR Composers Mentorship Programme in cooperation with SoundTrack_Cologne (STC). Her composition was performed live by the WDR Funkhausorchester in May 2022, conducted by renowned chief conductor Frank Strobel. 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 „Einer Dieser Tage“ (Dir.: Anjorka Strechel, 2021, short). 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). She is co-founder of the female composer collective track15  and alumni of SoundTrack_Cologne's first Female Film Composer Class 2018. 2021 she was participant of the WDR Thinktank „A new sound for the WDR Funkhausorchester“ at SoundTrack_Cologne.

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 at Karlsruher Institut for Technology/ZAK Karlsruhe.

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 SoundTrack_Zurich and SoundTrack_Cologne she hosted film music panels eg. with Lele Marchitelli and Flemming Nordkrog and was the host of STC's award ceremony 2020 & 2021. She is presenter of STC's award ceremony 2022.