Sebastian Winter began his musical career by producing music for online productions at the age of 14 in Hamburg, Germany. His videos have received over 5M views on YouTube alone. At the age of 15, Winter moved to Los Angeles and published his first album on iTunes. He then moved to London to commence studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. In 2017, Winter interned at Hans Zimmer’s film score company Remote Control Productions in Santa Monica, CA, and has subsequently freelanced for Zimmer’s custom scoring company Bleeding Fingers Music.

After completing his undergraduate studies in composition at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with a first-class degree, Winter relocated to New York, NY, to commence his studies with Prof. John Corigliano at the Juilliard School.

During his studies at Juilliard, Winter collaborated with the architects and developers of the new World Trade Center site in Manhattan on a symphony revolving around the site’s redevelopment. Winter's music has been performed in venues such as the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School. 

As well as composing music for the concert hall, Winter also has a passion for film music and has worked as assistant orchestrator on the blockbuster movie ‘Hellboy’ (2019) and the docuseries ‘Hostile Planet’ (2019). He also worked as additional arranger on the movie ‘Poms’ (2019).

In December 2021, Winter launched the podcastPathways with Sebastian Winter’ which is a series featuring current and former students of The Juilliard School on how to get accepted at one of the world's most renowned schools for the performing arts. It is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.

Credit: Connor Scott (@conscott44)