Vivan Bhatti, born in 1975 in Bielefeld, studied music at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich and the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. He works as a freelance composer, guitarist and theatre musician. Together with his brother Ketan Bhatti, he composes music for theatre, film and television. The Bhatti brothers’ first opera, Discount Diaspora, with a libretto by Feridun Zaimoglu and Günter Senkel, was premiered at the Neuköllner Oper in Berlin in 2011. The project Red Bull Flying Bach, to which they wrote the music, was awarded with the Echo Klassik Special Prize in 2010. As anelectric and classical guitarist, he is involved in various projects, bands and ensembles from classical music all the way to rock, hip-hop and contemporary music and has toured in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Vivan Bhatti has worked for many years with Nuran David Calis and has composed music for many of his productions and films, such as Romeo and Juliet at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, Homestories at Schauspiel Essen, Dantons Tod at the Staatstheater Stuttgart and Die Räuber and Macbeth at the Volkstheater Vienna. Together with Ketan Bhatti, he wrote recent film adaptations of Wedekind’s Frühlings Erwachen and Büchner’s Woyzeck (ZDF/Arte/3Sat).