Adrian Werum
Adrian Werum

In 2010 Adrian Werum founded "Orchestra of Cultures" in Stuttgart / Germany and since then acts as composer as well as Musical & Artistic Director. He was the music director of the world premiere of Roman Polanski's musical adaptation of "Dance of the Vampires" and also premiered the show on Broadway. His operetta "Hollywood Diva" has been playing to sold-out audiences at the St. Petersburg Operetta Theater since 2014 and was voted Russia's best new musical in 2016. He is "composer in residence" at Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City. His CD- productions with tenor Jay Alexander made him the top of the German classical music charts in 2015, 2017 and 2019. In 2016, he produced a new musical featuring refugees from the Middle East. He is currently writing a musical setting of Hermann Hesse's novel "Narcissus and Goldmund."


01/2019-05/2020 Musical Supervisor / Arranger "Wallace" Musical Duisburg Theater am Marientor, Germany.

05/2019-09/2019 Lecturer for arranging/orchestration at Deutsche Pop, Stuttgart Germany.

01/2018-07/2018 Musical Supervisor "Dracula" (Composer: Frank Wildhorn) Theater im Sägewerk Geislingen, Germany

12/2017 Musical Supervisor "Count of Monte Christo" (composer: Frank Wildhorn) Operetta Theater St. Petersburg, Russia

09/2016-04/2017 Composer / Musical Supervisor of the school musical "Rocko and the Heart of Stone" Elementary School Kreutzerfeld Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany.

11/2016-07/2017 Composer rock-pop musical "Stage of Dreams" Sindelfingen, Germany.

08/2016-05/2017 Lecturer for arrangement/orchestration at Deutsche Pop, Stuttgart Germany.

09/2015-10/2016 Composer / Musical director "Symphony of life of our" city musical Sindelfingen, Germany.

08/2014-04/2017 Composer / Lyricist / Musical Supervisor "Hollywood Diva" Operetta Theater St. Petersburg, Russia

07/2013-07/2014 Composer / Musical Supervisor "Sirens of the Homeland" Stadtmusikanten Sindelfingen, Germany

09/2012-06/2013 Musical Director "I have never been to New York" Theater 11 Zurich, Switzerland

03/2011-05/2011 Musical Direction "Dällebach Kari" Theater 11 Zurich, Switzerland

11/2010-02/2011 Musical Supervisor "Tears of Heaven" (Composer: Frank Wildhorn) Seoul, Korea

03/2010- until today Composer, Artistic Director "Orchester der Kulturen / Global Symphony" Stuttgart

05/2008-10/2008 Musical Supervisor "Carmen" (Composer: Frank Wildhorn) Karlin Theater Prague, Czech Republic

07/2007-04/2008 Musical Director / Orchestrator "Musical Showstar" ZDF German Television

12/2005-06/2007 Musical director "Mamma Mia" Palladium Theater Stuttgart, Germany

01/2005-12/2005 Musical Director / Pianist "Marshall&Alexander" Germany Tour 08/2003-12/2004 Musical Director "42nd Street" Apollo Theater Stuttgart, Germany

01/2000-07/2003 Musical Director / Orchestrator Roman Polanski`s "Dance of the Vampires" Apollo Theater Stuttgart, Germany

08/2002-02/2003 Associate Musical Supervisor "Dance of the Vampires" on Broadway with Michael Crawford Minskoff Theatre, NY NY

08/1997-01/2000 Musical Director / Orchestrator Roman Polanski`s "Dance of the Vampires" Raimundtheater Vienna, Austria

08/1995-07/1997 Assistant Conductor Raimundtheater Vienna, Austria for Disney's "Beauty and the Beast".

08/1994-07/1995 Assistant conductor Raimundtheater Vienna, Austria for "Grease" 09/1991-07/1994 Trainer and repetiteur at the Studio for Song and Dance Theater an der Wien, Vienna, Austria


10//1988-07/1994 composition studies with Prof . Karl Schwertsik, University of Music Vienna, Austria

10/1990-07/1992 Jazz piano with Prof . Roland Batik, Conservatory Vienna, Austria

10/1989-07/1990 Jazz-Arrangement with Christian Mühlbacher, Prayner- Conservatory, Vienna


until 06/1988 high school diploma at Staatliches Gymnasium Mainz-Gonsenheim, Germany

06/1988 composition studies with Friedrich-Karl Wanek, Peter- Cornelius- Conservatory, Mainz, Germany

06/1988 Piano studies with Hans-Georg Lange, Peter-Cornelius- Conservatory, Mainz, Germany

07/1979 Catholic Martinus Elementary School - Mainz-Gonsenheim, Germany


01/2019 No. 4 European Ethno Charts with SIXT SYMPHONY 3rd set.

12/2019 No. 4 German Classical Charts with "Ein Stern geht auf" Orchestra of Cultures feat. Jay Alexander ( Conductor / Orchestrator / Producer ).

2017 No. 1 German Classical Charts with "Schön ist die Welt" Orchester der Kulturen feat. Jay Alexander (Conductor / Orchestrator)

2016 Golden Mask Award Russian Federation for "Hollywood Diva" category Best New Musical ( Composer / Lyricist / Orchestrator / Supervisor ).

2014 No. 1 in German classical charts with "Geh aus mein Herz" Czech Symphony Orchestra with Jay Alexander (Conductor / Orchestrator)

2013 Manfred Rommel Prize Award for German-Turkish Integration

2007 Ernst Fischer Prize German Broadcasting for entertaining orchestral music

1988 Ludwigshafen Composition Prize for String Quintet