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The world’s leading film music conductor is at home equally in the classical and romantic repertoire and in 20th century music, commanding many years of experience as a successful arranger, editor, producer and studio musician. Strobel looks back on a long-standing successful relationship with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. ›2001: A Space Odyssey‹ is the ninth film music project on which he has collaborated with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. From 1997 to 1998 Frank Strobel was chief conductor of the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg; since 2000 he has been artistic director of the European FilmPhilharmonic Institute Berlin, which distributes film music materials and manages film music productions and performances worldwide. Frank Strobel enjoys particularly close professional relationships with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lyon, Konzerthaus Vienna, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Iceland Symphony. Concert tours have taken him to nearly all European countries as well as the USA, Canada, Central and South America and Asia. Together with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Strobel premiered the reconstructed version of Fritz Lang’s silent film epos ›Die Nibelungen‹ and the newly restored early documentary ›Im Kampf mit dem Berge‹ by the mountain film pioneer Arnold Fanck with the original film music by Paul Hindemith in Frankfurt and Berlin, among others. He also conducted the science fiction classic ›Matrix‹ with film music by Don Davis and Hitchcock’s masterwork ›Vertigo‹ with Bernard Herrmann’s film music.