The crème de la crème of film music composers is coming to Slovakia as part of his Hans Zimmer Live on Tour. He’ll perform at the Slovnaft Aréna in Bratislava on May 5, 2016.The 58-year-old pianist played in the band Krakatoa before becoming well-known as a film music composer at the end of the 1980s. The turning point in his career was his soundtrack for Rain Man (1988). Other movies featuring his music include Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Thelma & Louise (1991), The Lion King (1994), Pearl Harbor (2001), Black Hawk Down (2001), The Ring (2002), Madagascar (2005), Batman Begins (2005), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), The Dark Knight (2008), as well as Sherlock Holmes (2009), Inception (2010), and Interstellar (2014).
He received an Oscar for The Lion King in 1995 in the Category of Best Original Score, was nominated nine more times for awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and has received four Grammys.