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 the area of light music.

Since then he has produced over 2,500 works in his own studio for movies and many TV channels all over the world.

Since 1995 Otto M. Schwarz has published many compositions for wind band, brass band and orchestra with the Dutch publisher, De Haske, and the American publisher, Hal Leonard.

His works are performed all over the world.