Otto M. Schwarz was born in Neunkirchen, Austria, in 1967. He grew up in Wimpassing (Lower Austria – south of Vienna), where he still lives today. Otto M. Schwarz received his music education at the Academy of Music in Vienna, where he studied trumpet with Professor Josef Pombetger of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and composition with
Professor Heinz Kratochwil. During this period, he created his first compositions in light music.
In 1992, he set up his own recording studio, where he has produced more than 1000 titles.
He currently composes music for commercials, films, and signature tunes for the Austrian network ORF and various other Radio & TV channels.
Since 1995 Otto M. Schwarz has published compositions for concert band with the Dutch music publisher, De Haske, and the Swiss Music publisher, Mitropa. Titles like Nostradamus, For the next Thousand, Roller Coaster, A Song for You and Jazz Waltz are performed all over the world. Well- known bands like The Johan Willem Friso Military Band (Netherlands), Symphonic Winds (Italy), The Band of the Belgian Navy (Belgium), the LBO
Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany), Brighouse & Rastrick Band (Great Britain), Soli Brass (Netherlands) and many more have recorded works by Otto M. Schwarz.
From 2001 Otto M. Schwarz has almost exclusively produced film music for international film productions.