Amadeus Indetzki was born 1st April 1995 in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, the oldest child in a family of six children. After living in Cologne for the first three years of his life, he and his family moved to Neukirchen-Vluyn in 1998, where he spent the remainder of his childhood.
Amadeus began learning the piano at the age of five at his own insistent request. In 2007, when he was just twelve years old, he began to earn extra pocket money by accompanying ballet lessons on the piano – his first experience of playing to an audience.
In 2009, he began to take jazz & improvisation lessons under Albert Lamich. This inspired him to begin improvising and composing his first pieces on the piano. After two years of experimentation and practice, he began to compose music for various amateur internet films, before receiving his first official assignment in 2012: to write the music for a short documentary on the Opernpalais in Berlin.
Whilst still in his final year at school, Amadeus began to forge contacts to successful film composers in Germany. As a result, he was able to gain first experiences with composing for television, assisting Daniel Freundlieb on an episode of Cobra 11 in 2013, as well as Stefan Maria Schneider on several episodes of Ritter Rost. That same year, he successfully completed his Abitur (advanced school leaving examination).
In 2013/2014, Amadeus wrote the complete score for “Nachsitzen – der totale Horror”, an amateur film project at his former school, sponsored by Kultur und Schule NRW.
In October 2015, Amadeus was voted a "Rising Star 2015" by the Mönchengladbach Initative Group. This biennial award for up-and-coming musicians is funded by the European Cultural Foundation EUROPAMUSICALE.
In 2016, Amadeus not only completed his first album (shortly to be published), but also began cooperating with various trailer labels from Los Angeles (Really Slow Motion, Revolt Production Music, Colossal Trailer Music, etc).
written by Phoebe Indetzki (2016)