His great career began at the end of the 1970s, when he first composed advertising jingles and then took part in the legendary Buggles hit "Video Killed The Radio Star" on the modular synthesiser - a song that founded the video age of MTV. At that time, Zimmer also assisted film music composer Stanley Myers ("My Wonderful Laundromat", "Homo Faber") and learned the craft for his later career there. The soundtrack to "Rain Man" with Dustin Hofmann and Tom Cruise earned the Frankfurt-born composer his first nomination for an Oscar, which he then won for the first time in 1995 for the music to "The Lion King".
On the philosophy of his pieces, Zimmer, who won his second Academy Award in 2022 for "Dune", once said: "It used to be said that a film score is successful if you don't notice it. I want people to hear me." The unmistakable Zimmer sound can now be heard on his European tour, which will also bring him to the Olympic Hall on 24 May 2023. Along with a massive sound and light show and the great musicians of the Odessa Opera Orchestra. "I'm looking forward to this show," says Zimmer, "and I'm grateful that we can play this music together."