Dominik Schirmer 
(*1976) is a German-born 
Composer, Singer-Songwriter, Jazz Pianist and Musical Director.

He studied Jazz Piano and Popular Music at the ARTEZ Conservatoire Enschede in the Netherlands (1997-2001) with Sebastian Altekamp, as well as Film-Composition, Arrangement, Songwriting and Music Production at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA (2001-2004)).

His tutors were Sir Paul McCartney, Tracy Chapman, Mike Walker, Gary Carpenter and Paul Mitchell-Davidson. In 2004 Dominik won the Greenberg-Award for “Expertise in Jazz” and graduated with a First Class Degree with honours.

Whilst living for over 12 years in the United Kingdom, Dominik has been commissioned compositional work for a variety of Theatre productions, Radio Programmes and short movies and has worked as a Musical Director for theatre shows and larger ensembles. 

Dominik released two albums in his own label "Treewalk Records" with his own composition- and song material, which were partly supervised by Sir Paul McCartney.

In 2008 Dominik returned to the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts as a Fellow-Lecturer teaching Composition for Film & Media, Arrangement and Music Theory on the Bachelor Degree Course for over 5 years.

More about Dominik Schirmer on WIKIPEDIA (German).




Sir Paul McCartney & Mark Pearman - Songwriting 
Paul Mitchell-Davidson - Composition& Arrangement
Mike Walker - Jazz Improvisation
Sebastian Altekamp & Heinz Manuel Krause- Jazz Piano
Adrienne West - Vocal accompinament 
Brigitte Schirmer - Accordion

Masterclasses with:

Sir Paul McCartney
Tracy Chapman 
Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds)
Melanie Chrisholm (Mel C- Spice Girls)
Andy McCluskey (OMD, Atomic Kitten) 
The Bangles  
Jennifer Batton (Guitarist of Michael Jackson)
Paul "Wix" Wickens (Pianist, Keyboarder of Paul McCartney)

Degrees & Awards:

1st Class Degree Bachelor with Honours in Music from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)
4-year Jazz-Studies at Conservatoire Saxion Hogeschool Enschede/ Netherlands
Scholarship "Rotary Clubs Velbert" 
Greenberg Award for "Expertise in Jazz" 
NRW-Award winner with the Accordion orchestra Hagen
A-levels at Hildegardisschule Hagen




Tutor and Lecturer:
photo © 2013 

From 2008-2013 L
ecturer for Media Composition and Songwriting.
, Music theory and Jazz Piano at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) 
2005 Performance Projects with students of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 
2004 Final research paper: "An introduction into universal musical perception" 
2000-2001 Music school teacher for Jazz Piano, Accordion, Guitar, Music theory in Rheine/ Germany
Songwriter, Composer & Arranger:

Release Solo Album „KEEP IT SIMPLE“
Release Solo-Album „TOP OF THE TREE“ 
Arranger for the children-musical "Daisy's Doll" by Chris Horton
Music for short movie "Jenseits von Gut und Böse" Regie: B. Latzel
Working visit at Hollywood Fimmusic-Composers Henning Lohner & Carsten Raabe in Berlin
Composition for WDR, SWR & RBB 
Composer/ Arranger for Jazzsängerin Maria Dunsmore
Bandcoach and Arranger for different Jazz,- Rock, and Popbands in England 
Compositions and Arrangements for Cunard Cruises „Queen Mary 2“ Adaptation "Warsaw Concerto" (R.Addinsell), "Deux Polonaises" (F.Chopin), „Star sprangled banner“ für Cunard Cruises
Arranger Composer and Musical Director for "Obscenes"- Cabaret Show/ Liverpool (with Gabor Farkas, Bence Vagi, Director: Sabine Bickel)


Radio- and TV-appearances for WDR, RBB, Hamburg 1 and Center TC-Ruhr, HR1, Radio NRW

Germany-Tour "Beatlemania Hamburg", "Hafenfest Düsseldorf", "Hasper Hammer" in Hagen and in the "Kulturhaus Lüdenscheid"
Pianist and Accordionist for UK-Artist "Kerieva"
World cruise(Africa-Asia) - with the Dominik Schirmer Trio 
Studio musician/ Pianist, Organist, Accordionist
Europe-Cruises with the Dominik Schirmer Trio and Maria Dunsmore for P&O Cruises
Southport Jazzfestival Dominik Schirmer Quartett
TV- and Radiointerview for Arte and Deutschlandfunk
Opening Concert for the Liverpool Jazzfestival
Keyboarder in" The Alphabeats"
UK-Tour "Mercury Stills" (with Asbjoern Holmseth) 
Performances in the "Cavern Club" in Liverpool and
 "Barfly" London
Accompanist of Jazz- and Broadway-singer Adrienne West
Member of different Rock-Popbands as Keyboarder, Pianist, Guitarist, Bassist
Actor at the Theatre in Hagen

Other Projects: 

Research field: Universal musical perception

Music production and Agency for artists "Dominik Schirmer Entertainment" 
Owner Music Label "Treewalk Records" LC18963
Journalist at "Radio NRW-Hagen 107.7kHz (1997)

Internetship at Filmproduction Drossel in Dortmund (1996)