Patrick Kirst

Patrick Kirst is a German-born film composer living in Los Angeles. He is best known for his work on the highly successful comedy trilogy The Kissing Booth (2018-2021), which achieved a record-breaking number of streams on Netflix. In 2007, he became an integral part of Aaron Zigman’s team, where he made his mark on successful films such as The Proposal, The Ugly Truth, Sex and the City: The Movie, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, and The Shack. Some of the composer’s other works include Disney’s first nature documentary Earth, the eclectic and intimate score for the Mar Del Plata Film Festival’s grand prize winner Las Malas Intenciones, and his powerful lyrical score for Der Grosse Kater (The Big Cat). In 2017, Kirst wrote the score for Seaworld’s new documentary show Orca Encounter. Most recently, he scored the Swedish survival drama Breaking Surface, the political documentary Welcome to Pine Lake (CBSN), the opioid crime drama Inherit the Viper (Lionsgate), and contributed to the score for the comedy The War with Grandpa starring Robert De Niro. Being an integral part of Los Angeles’ thriving media industry and a respected composer, Kirst teaches classical composition techniques as a professor at the University of Southern California (USC).

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