Christof Unterberger was born in Bregenz, Austria. He received his first cello training at the Conservatory of Graz. He took his Master’s courses under Phillipe Muller und Paul Tortelier. From 1991-1995 he studied at the "Conservatoire national superieur de musique" in Paris with Klaus Heitz, and then again with Phillipe Muller, under whose teaching he completed his concert cello diploma.
Recently, Unterberger has been working with styles of music outside the realm of classical music. Appearances with Soap & Skin, Kenny Werner, Arkardy Shilkloper, Ulrich Drechsler, Etta Scollo, Patricia Kaas, Michael Bolton, Sarah Brightman, Natalie Cole, Marque and Nneka have led him into the world of jazz, soul and pop.
Unterberger started composing in 2006 and has since embarked on a prolific career scoring musing for film and television across the globe.
His credits include work on the Steve Jobs film by Danny Boyle and Iceman 3D starring Donnie Yen.
A collaboration with Hollywood-based composer Jeff Rona was his first encounter with the world of music for visual media.
A full list of projects for film and TV can be found here.
Vienna Film Music Award, first prize 2010
Honorary Prize of University of Music and Performing arts Vienna 2010
Vienna Film Music Award, second prize 2009
VSL composition competition, first prize 2008
Peter Gabriel's RealWorld Remixed Award, second prize 2007
"Moondace Columbine Award" at International Moondance Film Festival, Hollywood 2006
"Working with Christof is such a pleasure. He is an enormously gifted and talented composer and musician. He is one to watch!"
- Jeff Rona
"I really enjoyed listening to his pieces. I think the
orchestral stuff is really gorgeous. I would recommend
him for any score."
- Hans Zimmer
"Sounds brilliant, lovely rich writing, and playing of course!"
- David Arnold
"Great work, wonderfully done!"
- Peter Gabriel
”Christof est un musicien très raffiné, comme interprète, arrangeur et compositeur sa musique est de la vraie musique de la première à la dernière note !!!”
- Alvaro Pierri