Studied Music in Berlin, where he was born. He currently works as a musician, composer, arranger and author for a number of divverent publishers and labels. His piano and choir arrangements have now appeared in over 250 publications, and he directs spoken-word and musical productions in his own sound-recording studio. With his choir The Happy Disharmonists, which he has directed for over 35 years, Carsten Gerlitz has won Berlin's Bonzo cultural prize and released several CDs. His publication POP BALLADS won him the Best Edition Award of the German Music Publishers Association. Carsten Gerlitz has done arrangements for Max Raabe and the Palast Orchestra, for the NDR and MDR radio orchestras.