Before getting a degree in double major film scoring and classical composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Christine Aufderhaar studied piano performance at the University of Music, Lugano. During her studies in Boston she was awarded the Richard Levi Award for her compositions and received several scholarships and culture awards in the US and in Switzerland. Afterwards she worked in Hollywood in various studios with renowned film composers. In 2007, the members of the Federation of Film & Audiovisual Composers of Europe selected Christine Aufderhaar as "European Composer 2008 for Switzerland" and in 2013 she was nominated for the German Musikautorenpreis. Her concert and stage music is performed internationally. Since 2002 Christine Aufderhaar lives and works in Berlin. From 2004 to 2007 she taught film scoring as an Associate Professor for the Film University Babelsberg, Konrad Wolf. Since 2007 she works exclusively as a composer. Christine Aufderhaar is a member of the German Film Academy and the Academy of German Music Authors. She is also a member of the board of DEFKOM (German Fim Composers Union).